If you would like to know more about our Policies and Procedures, follow the below links:
- Check-in, Security, Emergency Contact Procedures
- Nursery/Toddler Rotation
- Allergy Policy
- Custody and Behavior Concerns
- Illness Policy
- Calming Nursery Aged Children Policy
- Diaper Changing Policy
- Emergency Care
- Emergency Evacuation
Contact Mary Scott at 703-770-2904 for questions or more information.
Check-in opens 20 minutes prior to service time and closes 20 minutes after the service starts. Escort children to any Kid’s Quest Check-in Station located in Volunteer Central on the 1st floor or the Elementary wing on the 2nd floor. Children may not check in themselves. Older siblings may check children in provided they are of driving age and are accountable to our security and emergency contact procedures as outlined.
If enrolled, give the Greeter your key tag or the last 4 digits of your phone number. If visiting, give the Greeter your completed Visitor Card. Please let the Greeter know if you are staying for 2 services. Children receive a printed, self-adhesive nametag with a 3-digit, alpha-numeric code and their class location. Parents/guardians receive a self-adhesive receipt with 2 copies of the code (tear receipt in half to give a copy to another if needed). At check-out, children will only be released to parents/guardians wearing the receipt with the corresponding code.
Next, please escort your children to their classrooms for their safety. We are in a public building and children should always be supervised. Upon arrival, remain outside and wait for assistance. Nursery-Toddler parents are required to write down their key tag numbers and security codes on a sign-in sheet at the door due to the frequency in which parents of this age group are called to attend to their children. After check-in closes, classes will not accept children until it re-opens again for the next service.
The back of your key tag has your children’s LED (Lighted Electronic Display) numbers which are used to reach you in an emergency. Visitors are issued a temporary LED number on a yellow card. If an emergency arises where you are needed, the LED number will appear on the small red display screens in the auditorium or lobby. Parents/guardians should go directly to their child's classroom. If you are in an area of the building with no LED, please turn your cell phone on to vibrate so we have a means of reaching you.
The parent/guardian with the key tag and security receipt must remain on the premises at all times while their children are in our program. After services, pick up children promptly so later classes are not disturbed and volunteer leaders may leave. You do not need to return to a computer station to check out. Show the Door Greeter your security receipt to pick up your children. If you have multiple children, do not give the Door Greeter your receipt as you will need it to pick up your other children. Key tags are not accepted in place of the security receipt. If the security receipt is lost, go to Kid's Quest Volunteer Central to verify your identity and receive authorization from a staff member to retrieve your children.
We request that all regularly attending Kid's Quest parents/guardians serve in one of our Nursery/Toddler classrooms during one service on a rotation. If you are serving in Kid's Quest as a regular volunteer (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) you are exempt from serving on the rotation.
Why is your rotation service so important to our ministry?
- Your commitment reflects the character of Christ. Jesus knew the value of little children, never turning them away but rather telling them to come to Him.
- Parents can attend the worship service, a community group, or a McLean University class and be assured that their children are cared for and safe.
- Your faithful attendance helps us to keep the number of rotation volunteers consistent and ensures that there is adequate care for every child that enters through our doors.
New to the Nursery Rotation? Here is what you need to know:
Your Nursery Rotation date is scheduled on a thirteen week cycle. We remind you of your service date through e-mail and a postcard the week before you are scheduled to serve. If you have not been receiving the reminders above, please email Angela Leyshion-Yung to make sure we have your correct information on file.
On the day of your service report to Volunteer Central. Please do your best to arrive 30 minutes before service begins and be prepared to stay 20 minutes after service ends to allow parents to pick their children up. We now require all participants in the Nursery Rotation to consent to a background check. Please contact Kayla Underwood to request a background check application.
What should you do if you are unable to make your scheduled date?
Contact us as soon as possible! The more time we have the greater chance we have to fill your spot. Also if you have any questions, need to reschedule or have forgotten your rotation week assignment, contact the appropriate coordinator:
Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 email@example.com or 703-770-2918
Sunday Service Contact Volunteer Central @ 703-639-9124
Kid’s Quest is dedicated to bring the church and family together for children's spiritual development. To do this, we must provide a safe environment for the children who attend our programming. One way we do this is to be aware of any medical problems a child has, including allergies.
To help us care for your child, we ask that parents complete a Detailed Health Form (linked below). If your child has severe allergies and may require the administration of an EpiPen, we ask that you also complete the EpiPen Administration Permission Form found on the reverse side of the Detailed Health Form (linked below), and familiarize yourself with our Allergy Policies and EpiPen Administration Procedures (linked below) which will be performed in an emergency.
Kid's Quest Food Allergy Policies
In order to provide a safe place for children with food allergies, Kid's Quest has set the following guidelines:
- Kid's Quest is a tree nut-free and peanut-free zone anytime Kid's Quest programming is happening.
- All food present in Kid's Quest classrooms will be either purchased or pre-approved by Kid's Quest staff.
- A list of ingredients for snacks will be available in bins for Nursery through Preschool classes, and in Elementary classes will be displayed in the large group areas on days when snacks are being served.
- Outside snacks are sometimes brought in for special occasions. In these cases, a bright green "Special Snack" sign will be posted outside the classroom door to alert parents who are responsible for watching for any posted signs.
Kid's Quest Allergy Policy Materials
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kayla Underwood at 703-770-8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a child with a custody or behavior concern, communicate this formally on your New Family Form and remind leaders weekly at the classroom door. After processing your form, we will contact you to discuss your child's specific concerns in detail and determine what communication needs to occur among our leaders. To give you the full attention you deserve, we ask parents/guardians to refrain from attempting to have this detailed communication during services. These concerns are more easily managed if your family is consistent in the service time attended; this enables the leaders for that service to be familiar with your family.
Parents are asked to keep their children at home if they have any of the following symptoms or illnesses:
- Fever greater than 99.0 degrees Fahrenheit
- Runny Nose, if it is NOT clear runny nose* (see below)
- Questionable rashes
- Diarrhea (exception: if caused by antibiotics)
- Active Chicken Pox
- Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye")
Please do not admit sick children into the room. We want all of our children to remain healthy and happy. If there is a problem, or if you feel that a child who has already been admitted is displaying any of these symptoms, tell a Kid's Quest staff member immediately.
If a child has been treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on the drug for at least 24 hours before attending church.
*If the child has a continually runny nose or rash due to non-contagious allergies, make a note of this on the check-in sheet under "allergies". Some symptoms continue long after the child is no longer contagious.
A volunteer may walk or stroll your child, should they continue to cry, in an attempt to calm them down. If you prefer your child not to leave the room for this reason, please let the room greeter know and make note of this fact beside their name in the sign-in book. If you do not want your child strolled or walked, we will attempt to calm your child down in the room and call you if we are unsuccessful.
- Place changing paper on table.
- Put on latex gloves.
- Properly change diaper.
- Remove and discard changing paper and latex gloves.
- Wipe mat with Clorox wipe and dispose of it.
- Wash your hands.
Classes are equipped with basic first aid kits and leaders briefed in emergency procedures. For minor accidents, our leaders perform necessary treatment. For more serious accidents, MBC's Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) performs necessary treatment. Accidents are documented on an Accident Report Form which parents/guardians receive at check-out. If the accident warrants the immediate attention of the parents/guardians, the LED system is used to contact them. If an emergency is beyond MERT's ability to treat, 911 will be called immediately. Also, in such cases, "911" is displayed on the LED to call medical professionals willing to assist to the Kid's Quest Volunteer Central for instructions.
When the alarm sounds, everyone must evacuate the building. Immediately exit and do not attempt to retrieve your children as this endangers everyone by causing congestion. Staff and ushers are trained to manage traffic flow away from children's evacuation routes. Evacuation routes are posted in all our rooms and children are escorted by their leaders. In Nursery, we have evacuation cribs to exit multiple infants at a time. Toddlers and Preschool children may use rope lines to help the class stay together. If you see your children while their classes are exiting, do not take them. You may walk with their classes. Once the classes have reached their destinations and all children have been accounted for, you may check your children out; in consideration of custody concerns, standard check-out procedures still apply. Any children checked out outside the building must be checked in again if you return them to their classes after the emergency is over. If you leave in your vehicle, drive slowly as people may be standing in the parking areas.