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CHILDCARE INFORMATION

Children are an important part of our church family. We have ministries for all ages, from nursery through high school. Scroll down to learn more.

We want to provide both a spiritually enriching and safe environment and so we take our responsibility seriously as you entrust your children to our care. All those who serve in the children’s ministry at Calvary Bible Church have undergone an application process that examines the biblical and skill qualifications of those who serve. The application process also fulfills our obligations under Pennsylvania law.

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Nursery

We provide nursery for all Sunday services as well as for Wednesday night activities. The nursery is located on the same level as the sanctuary off the main hallway on the East (Gym side) of building. This hallway is access through the doors at the top of the ramps.
 
First Visit
On your first visit to the nursery you will be asked to fill out an information card, sign your child in and receive the nursery policy. Only those listed will be able to pick up your child. Parents are to note on the information card any allergies their child may have as toddlers are given animal cookies as a snack. 
 
We understand there are times that as parents we feel our children may not be ready to stay in the nursery without a parent. The nursery is a controlled environment with restricted access to approved nursery workers. If you need to be with your child there are rooms which you are free to use (ask the nursery workers for directions).
 
Please Supply 
diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifier, favorite toy, teething ring, extra formula, baby food, utensils, bibs, an extra set of clothes.
 
Well Baby 
We operate a well-baby program and for the protection of all our children in the nursery we use the following guidelines: 1) Infants/Toddlers with fevers, rashes, fresh colds/coughs should not be brought to the nursery. 2) Medicine: We prefer not to administer medications. If this is absolutely necessary, parents should see the nursery director.
 
Nursing Mothers
There is a separate area (labeled: “Nursing Mothers” on the door) for mothers who wish privacy to breast-feed their infants. This room also has a microwave for use in heating up formula. The door to this room can be locked to assure privacy.
 
Transition
Once children reach the age of 2-2/1 they will graduate to the Sunday School class for ages 2/3. We also have children’s church for ages 2-5.
 

Children’s Church

For children who attend the ages 2/3 and ages 4/5 Sunday School class, we also have a children’s church during the main service (10:30am). As with the Sunday School classes, we provide an environment where children can grow in their understanding of the greatness and glory of God through Bible instruction and song. Children’s Church meets below the auditorium level and signs will lead to the location.
 

Elementary School

Our Sunday School classes are divided up according to grade groupings: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6. The 5/6 class meets in the gym. For all of these classes we use the Children Desiring God curriculum. 
 
KtC (Kid’s Treasuring Christ) is our Wednesday evening children’s program for this age group.

Junior and Senior High

For grades 7/8 we have a class that surveys the whole of the Bible. This class integrates and develops all that the children have been learning through the elementary Sunday School curriculum.
 
Once senior high age is reached, we encourage the young men and women to participate in the adult Sunday School program which we call Body Builders. One of our aims is to help in the transitions to adult-hood as this age group learns and fellowships with the other adults at Calvary.
 
C2C (Committed to Christ) meets on Wednesday evenings and includes both Junior and Senior high.