Tender Feet


Infants and Toddlers

What to bring:

  • Diaper Bag
  • Two or three diapers or pull-ups
  • Change of clothes
  • Bottle or sippy cup
  • Ointment cream (if needed)

Please be sure that ALL items are labeled with your child’s name. This helps us to keep track of them.

Snack

Snack is offered each service. The Infant class has Cheerios, Gerber Puffs, and water. The 1 Year Old class has Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, and water. The 2 Year Old class has a variety of snack options, including Goldfish crackers, Cheez-Its, graham crackers, Vanilla Wafers, raisins, Animal Crackers, and water. Parent provided snack and drink is a welcome alternative, just let your child’s Teacher know of your preference.

Curriculum

It is our desire to teach the Word of God to all children, even our littlest ones. Though they may not naturally understand or retain all of what’s being said to them, we believe it’s never too early to plant the Word in their hearts.

Offering

Due to the choking hazard of coins, offering isn’t practiced in our Infant, 1 or 2 Year-Old classes.

Saying Goodbye

We ask that once you’ve checked your child into class that you give a quick goodbye and leave for service. It’s normal for little ones to cry when a parent leaves but it usually doesn’t last long. This separation will become easier as the child gets used to being in class. If your child cries for an extended period of time we will contact you.

Preschoolers

Curriculum

Each class includes: praise and worship, offering, confessions, Bible stories, memory verses and a craft or other lesson related activity. Excel Kids has written our own Word-based curriculum. This affords us the greatest ability to impart age appropriate wisdom and understanding from God’s Word, while building a Biblical foundation that will serve as the basis of a true Christian life.

Snack

Snacks are offered each service. Snack options include: Goldfish crackers, Cheez-Its, graham crackers, Vanilla Wafers, pretzels, Nutra Grain bars, raisins, Animal Crackers, and water. Parents are encouraged to provide snack for their children if they have food allergies or ingredient restricted diets.

Discipline

The goal of Christian discipline is the acquisition of self-discipline. Children are given clear, age-appropriate, rules to follow. Redirection and rule restatement are used first to encourage positive behavior. Supervised time outs of 3-5 minutes may be used if further correction is necessary. Under no circumstances will verbal threats, corporal or physical punishment be used. We believe that with guidance towards right behavior, Biblical principles, and a personal relationship with God that each child can achieve their calling.

Saying Goodbye

We ask that once you’ve checked your child into class that you give a quick goodbye and leave for service. It’s normal for young children to be upset or cry when a parent leaves but it usually doesn’t last long. This separation will become easier as the child gets used to being in class. If your child cries for an extended period of time we will contact you.

Lesson Overviews

The curriculum taught to our children in Tender Feet provides a solid Biblical foundation that they will build upon throughout their lives. Using Bible Stories, activities, songs, crafts, and much more, they will gain an understanding of who God is and how the Bible relates to them at this young age.

Each age group has an area of concentration that they focus on for that year. We have developed interactive lessons that are age-appropriate and designed to give your child the strong Biblical roots they’ll need to reach their full potential in what God has called them to do.

Confessions

Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Ephesians 6 tells us to put on the whole armor of God and that the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. In Matthew, the Bible tells that Jesus was temped by the devil and He defeated him by speaking God’s Word. Words are very powerful and they can affect your life and your child’s life. As Christians, we want our children to live a good life that’s full of blessing. In Excel Kids, we use confessions to bring that to pass. The confessions for Nursery-aged children are designed for an adult to speak over a child. The confessions for Preschool-aged children are designed for them to use their Spiritual Authority and confess the Word over themselves. Click on the button to download.