Welcome to Woodlands Kids!

We love our children here at Woodlands. We offer a range of programs for newborns – 6th grade, as well as classes and resources for parents. Scroll down or click on an image to learn more about what we have to offer.

Nursery

Our Nurseries are located near the Auditorium and are provided for both the 8:45 and 10:30 AM Sunday morning worship services. Our nursery teams are a mix of parents, grandparents, and students, and all of our volunteers are fully screened. We love to provide a caring place for your children while you participate in our worship experience.

In addition to our Nurseries, we provide a Family Foyer space near the Nurseries which is available to give newborns and nursery-age children a little more wiggle room (and noise level) while providing the opportunity for parents to participate in the service via video. We do offer a Nursing area in the Nurseries as well for Nursing mothers. 

Who is the Nursery for?

Our nurseries are for children from birth through age three. We group children by age and development, which means that our usual groupings are Crawlers (infants – 18 months), Walkers (18 months – 35 months), and Learners (3 year olds who are learning to be in Pre-K). We occasionally adjust these groupings based on the number of kids involved in the ministry.

I'm New

If you are visiting Woodlands Church your children are more than welcome in our nursery and Sunday School Programs! We just ask that you see our Woodlands Kids check-in desk to register them. If you know you’ll be visiting and would like someone to walk you through your first time here just let us know and we can set that up for you! 

Wellness Policy

Please be considerate of others when determining whether your child should be in the nursery or not. For the sake of the health of children and volunteers and staff, please do not leave your child if they have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

  • Fever (100 degrees or more)
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Persistent coughing or bringing up phlegm
  • Chicken Pox
  • Discharge from eyes, ears or nose
  • Any rash (except diaper)
  • Diagnosed with/or being treated for a communicable disease

If any of these symptoms arise while your child is in our care, your child will be removed from the nursery and you will be contacted immediately.

If your child comes down with a contagious disease (lice, chicken pox, meningitis, hand, foot, mouth disease, etc.) and you did not know about it before they had contact with other children in our nurseries please contact Tory Esqueda

Child Check-In Procedures

When you check in your child on one of our iPads located in the Nursery wing you will be given a name tag to place on your child, and a paper slip that you will need to keep with you and return when checking your child out.

You can also download the new Church Center App and check your child in there which will provide you a digital pick up tag! 

SUNDAY KIDS

In Woodlands Sunday Kids, our dedicated volunteers and Kids Ministry Staff truly enjoy getting to be a part of your child’s week. Our mission is to help all of our children (and their families) faithfully follow Jesus. We are so excited for all that God is going to teach our kids on Sunday mornings! 

What Does Sunday Look Like?

If you have a child who is 4 years old they will be in our Pre-K room and if you have a Kindergartener the will be in our Kindergarten room, both located just down the hallway to the right of the Family Foyer. They will sing worship songs together, learn a Bible story from Lifeway’s Bible Studies for Life, participate in activities, and playtime which fosters community and relationship building between teachers and children. 

If you have a child who is in 1st – 6th grade you can drop them off in The Square, located right around the corner from our Preschool rooms. We will have a time of large group worship and gathering. Then, we’ll break into classrooms (by grade) to dive deeper into the series topic with a Bible story, activities, scripture memorization, and classroom discussion. For Preschool – 6th grade we use Lifeway’s Bible Studies for Life Curriculum which is a 4-5 week unit rotation that incorporates an overall theme with a specific Bible passage for each week. 

New to Woodlands?
Never been to Woodlands before? Not a problem! No pre-registration necessary! Just go to the Woodlands Kids Welcome desk and our staff and volunteers will help you sign up your child and introduce you to their teachers and classrooms!

Questions, comments, concerns? We would love to help! Shoot us an e-mail!

The 2022-2023 year of Kid’s Crossing kicked off on Tuesday, September 27th! We had a great time!

WHAT IS KID’S CROSSING?

Kid’s Crossing is a Tuesday night kid’s program that runs from 6:15- 7:40 PM September-May. 

*Please Note: If your child is 3, 4K, or K their programming is from 6:15 – 7:30.

It engages kids, focuses them on the truth of God’s Word, encourages scripture memorization and community, and puts parents in the driver’s-seat in their children’s discipleship and walk with God. After a year off, we are gearing up for another great year of Kid’s Crossing in 2021-2022! We hope that your children will join us on this journey!

If it is your first night joining us for Kid’s Crossing we encourage you to arrive around 6 PM to be registered and then given a brief tour of where to go for drop-off and pick-up. Programming begins at 6:15 so getting there a little early helps you and your child feel ready to go for the night! 

Quick Highlights
We are on a 3-year journey of learning the Bible in sequential order through the books of the Bible. All kids, in all grades, are learning the same Bible story during the night, with an age-appropriate level of depthness to each story. All of the kids hear a teaching on the same story, engage in questions about that story, and they all get in your car at the end of the night thinking along the same lines. And then we, the church, put a powerful new tool in your – the parents – hands, to help you take the steering wheel and disciple your kids. We’ve said all along – we want our work to be a springboard for family disciple making – not a substitute for it. 
Who Can Attend Kids Crossing?

Kid’s crossing is for any child ages 3- 6th grade.

You/your children do not have to be regular attenders of Woodlands Church. We run the duration of the school year and sign up is available all year round! If you miss weeks here and there – no worries! Come when you’re able. 

We do ask for a $30 registration fee per family, which helps offset the cost of printing and materials. If that’s prohibitive in any way, no worries! 

 

What Does Each Night Look Like?

Each night will include great games, engaging teaching, practical group time, singing, Bible reading, prayer, and lots of time with great people. But, everything is simplified, and everyone is working together – on the same page. Kids will have the opportunity to read through Scripture and learn God’s story firsthand with one another, wrestling with real-life questions, and growing closer to one another throughout the year. Our Minis (3s through Kindergarten) will have a blast together; Mids (1st grade – 3rd grade) will love the pace of the night; and our Majors (4th grade – 6th grade) will be genuinely challenged and loved. 

As you come in please visit one of the iPads in the Gym Foyer to check your child in. All of your child’s information, including which group they’re in and pickup locations will be on the tag that prints off. Minis are dropped off in the Kitchen Classrooms. Mids can be dropped off in the Chapel. For Majors, you will drop off in The Square.

Any time you have questions about either pick up or drop off, please see one of our Kids Volunteers at the Check-In Desk located in the Gym Foyer – we are here to help! 

Unique Needs

Because Sunday Kids is for every child.

We offer a Unique Needs Ministry to any child who struggles with the usual format for Woodlands Kids Programming, whether it is Sunday School or Kid’s Crossing. Because every Child is unique unto themselves, each child is assisted individually allowing them to be able to attend Kids programming. It also gives parents an opportunity to attend the service. The plan for assistance is developed with guidance from the parents who know their child’s needs best. The unique assistance will be adjusted as the child’s needs change.  It is an honor to get to know both you and your child. 

Questions can be directed to The Unique Needs Lead Team or by stopping at the check-in desk when you attend. If you are interested in a tour of the facility at a quiet time during the week, arrangements can be made. 

Woodlands Moms

MOPS
Mothers of Preschoolers

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MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers

Large group meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year.  All moms are invited to support and encourage each other no matter your age (or your child’s age) and all faiths are welcome.

Fall 2022 Dates: 9/15 (Leader Meeting), 9/29 (MOPs Kick Off!), 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, and 12/15 from 9:30-11:00.

Contact: Erin Meister to register!

BIBLE STUDY/BOOK STUDY

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Moms Bible/Book Study

Bible/book study focused on parenting with the Gospel at the center!  We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays throughout the Spring (see dates below)!

Spring 2022 Dates: 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, and 5/26 from 9:30 to 11:00, childcare available.

Contact: Erin Meister

 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

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Moms Discipleship Groups

Groups of 3 to 4 moms who meet together to focus on growing in their faith as a follower of Christ and how that impacts our parenting. This will be a more in-depth group that will challenge each other to develop and grow in knowledge and wisdom found from God’s word.

Discipleship groups will start up in the fall!

Contact: Erin Meister

NEW & EXPECTANT MOM’S

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New/Expectant Mom’s Ministry

Our New Moms Ministry exists to come alongside Woodlands’ women who are new moms or are preparing to become new moms. We’d love to meet with you and encourage you with a few meals, a welcome gift and a caring heart as well as to “shower” you with information about what Woodlands Church has to offer for families with little ones. Our desire is to be available to offer support for you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Our team of “seasoned” moms will enjoy getting to know more about you. Please fill out the registration form and submit it. Someone will contact you with more information about how we can join with you in celebrating and welcoming the precious gift God has given you.

TO SEASONED MOMS…

The New Mom’s Ministry operates on a volunteer basis. We are called to follow Christ’s example by loving and caring for one another and we invite you to join us in this exciting outreach to new moms and their families by joining our team who helps to prepare meals; provides welcome gifts or plans an annual social event. If you are interested, please fill out this form.

For further questions about this ministry please contact Nancy Smith.

PARENTING RESOURCES

We are passionate about equipping you as a parent to minister to your kids!

Childcare

Drop-In Childcare will be back Monday, September 19th! Click the link below to learn more about our hours, pricing, and additional information. 

 

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