What is eKids?


eKids is a children’s ministry uniquely designed with your child in mind! Every Sunday all children (babies through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand that we provide environments made with them in mind.

We would love to see you and your family visit eKids at Eikon this Sunday. Join the fun and experience a world where kids meet Jesus on their level!

First Time Here?

As you pull into the parking lot, you can look for the eKids signs directing you to the eKids environments. The nursery, designed for children from birth to 23 months, is located near the auditorium, next to Mission Coffee. We do this so that our littlest ones will be close to moms and dads.

Our Early Childhood environment, designed for children from 2 years old through Kindergarten is located in a hallway to the left of our Info Center in the main lobby. Our elementary aged environment, designed for children in 1st through 5th grades is located in a separate hallway to the right of our auditorium. We have helpful signs and hosts available to direct you to where you need to go. Each lobby has an eKids check-in desk where you can get your family set up for a great Sunday morning experience.

Once you arrive at either of our eKids check-in desks, we will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number, email, school information, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. Once we have that data collected, we can enter you into our check-in system for a faster process at our Self Check-In stations on your return visits!

How Does Check-In Work?

Check-in is open starting 15 minutes before service. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you keep the matching tag. After the service, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag to the classroom Small Group Leader in order for your child to be released back to you.

If we need to contact you during the service, we will contact you either via text message or by calling you. (Please remember to keep your phone on silent but on hand so you can see if you’re needed.) We ask that you make your way to the appropriate eKids Check-In desk immediately and look for the eKids Host who will direct you to your child’s room.

If it’s your first time, you can pre-register below to save time at check-in. After you pre-register, you’ll able to go directly to a check-in station and type in your phone number, and your tags will automatically print!

Save Time by Pre-Registering

 

After eKids

On your way home, be sure to ask your child questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?” Each week at eKids your children will take home a page that lets you know what they talked about on Sunday morning and ways that you can continue this conversation at home, so take a look at their page and ask them about it.

Still Have Questions?

Please be sure to ask any of our eKids volunteers or staff if you have questions, or you can email [email protected].

What We Value

Relationships

We value children’s relationships within the small group setting as they relate to their leader and other kids in the group. As families commit to attending the same service each week, children are placed in a group of familiar faces where relationships can grow.

Age-Appropriateness

Our environments and lesson materials are created in a way your child will understand. We are so passionate about kids learning this way that we highly encourage you to not allow them to go into the service designed for adults and students 6th grade and older.

Safety

Every child’s name tag is matched to a parent-identification number, every volunteer is screened with an interview and federal background check, and every entry is monitored by volunteer personnel. All our volunteers have clear name badges with pictures so that you know who our workers are.

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Creative Bible Teaching

The Bible is the most amazing book ever written! We strive to bring its stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want all children to love God’s word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.

Fun!

Kids love fun! We realize that when children have fun at church, they can’t wait to come back. We value creating fun ways for children to learn about Jesus, including games, activities, singing, and live acting.

Early Childhood FAQs

How old does my baby need to be?

We are equipped to care for your sweet bundle as early as 6 weeks old.

What time do I need to arrive?

Classes are open 15 minutes prior to each service.

What if we are late?

If you arrive past the close of check in, we will do our best to get your child connected in their assigned small group but they might need to attend a different class due to capacity. For security purposes we do not allow parents to utilize self check in stations while children are walking to or from Large Group. Large Group begins at 9:40 am and 11:20 am. For the consideration of the classroom dynamic we ask that parents do their best to arrive within the check-in times listed above.

What are the stickers all about?

Each time you check in, your child’s name tag will print as well as a parent sticker. The parent sticker will have 4 characters on it that correspond with your child(ren). Be sure to keep these and present them to their Small Group Leader when you pick them up. We check tags every Sunday at dismissal, even if we know your family! If it is your family’s first visit, your child will get a blue Guest sticker.

What do I need to bring?

If your child is still in diapers or bottle feeding, please bring a bag with these items labeled with your child’s name. If your child will be bringing their own snack for dietary reasons, make sure it is labeled and notify your child’s Small Group Leader of any allergies. Please keep all toys safe by leaving them at home.

Who will be caring for my child?

Your child will be placed in an age appropriate small group with carefully trained and background checked Small Group Leaders. By attending the same hour each week your child will make friends and have the same Small Group Leaders and group of children in their room.

What do you teach?

Everything we teach in eKids Early Childhood classrooms are centered on 3 key truths; God made me, God loves me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

What is Large Group?

eKids Early Childhood Large Group time happens in the 3s/4s classroom each service hour. It’s a time for kids ages one and up, to sing, dance, and listen to our Bible story of the day.

What happens in the classrooms?

We have fun, engaging, age appropriate activities for each age group. These activities and/or games help us relate the Bible story to them in a super fun and practical way to our babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Are the eKids Early Childhood classrooms clean?

Yes! We know that germs are everywhere and we do our best to keep our littlest friends from sharing them. We sanitize the toys in between each service hour and everything in the environment is professionally cleaned each week.

Do you have a nursing mother’s room?

Unfortunately we do not at this time. You are, however, welcome to use the rocker and changing station set up in the Women’s Restroom for your convenience.

Elementary FAQs

What time do I need to arrive?

Classes are open 15 minutes prior to each service.

What if we are late?

If you arrive past the close of check in, we will do our best to get your child connected in their assigned small group but they might need to attend a different class due to capacity. For security purposes we do not allow parents to utilize self check in stations while children are walking to or from Large Group. Large Group begins at 9:40 am and 11:20 am. For the consideration of the classroom dynamic we ask that parents do their best to arrive within the check-in times listed above.

What are the stickers all about?

Each time you check in, your child’s name tag will print as well as a parent sticker. The parent sticker will have 4 characters on it that correspond with your child(ren). Be sure to keep these and present them to their Small Group Leader when you pick them up. We check tags every Sunday at dismissal, even if we know your family! If it is your family’s first visit, your child will get a blue Guest sticker.

What do I need to bring?

If your child is still in diapers or bottle feeding, please bring a bag with these items labeled with your child’s name. If your child will be bringing their own snack for dietary reasons, make sure it is labeled and notify your child’s Small Group Leader of any allergies. Please keep all toys safe by leaving them at home.

Who will be caring for my child?

Your child will be placed in an age appropriate small group with carefully trained and background checked Small Group Leaders. By attending the same hour each week your child will make friends and have the same Small Group Leaders and group of children in their room.

What do you teach?

Everything we teach in our eKids Elementary environment is centered around 3 key truths: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

What happens in Large Group?

eKids Elementary Large Group time happens in the 1st-3rd Grade classroom each service hour. It’s a time for kids in 1st-5th Grade, to sing, dance, and listen to our Bible story of the day.

What is a Small Group?

Small Groups are where the friendships happen. An ideal small group has 1 leader (adult and/or student) and about 8 kiddos. Small groups stay together the whole hour and their leaders commit to the group for the whole year (beginning August, when school starts). There is fun, activities and games, and conversation about the Bible story of the morning and how it relates to their lives.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 by Eikon Church