Ark at the Park:
Birth–3 years old
Ark at the Park is our ministry for babies, toddlers, two- and three-year-olds. Each week, they learn that the Bible is one big story about God's love for them through Christ. Babies and toddlers are rocked, loved, played with and introduced to the teachings of the Bible, which they explore through play, music, activities, videos, and more. Two- and three-year-olds learn about God and His great story of Jesus as teachers lead them through their own age-appropriate lessons. Ark at the Park meets during all three services on Sunday mornings, midweek studies and special events.
The preschool classrooms are each designed for a specific age group ranging from infants to three years old. The rooms are equipped with age-appropriate toys, games, tables, chairs, a changing table, sink and restroom.
Placement and promotion:
Infants, Crawlers, and Walkers are placed in their classroom based on mobility, and older children are placed according to their age as of September 1 of a given school year. Children are promoted in June.
Drop-off begins at 8:15am. After checking in at a kiosk, please walk your children to their class and give any special instructions to the classroom teachers along with any necessary items such as diapers, pacifiers, baby food, sippy cups, and an extra change of clothes. Please label all of your child's belongings.
Ark at the Park kids are given a small snack and a cup of water at each service. An allergy alert will be posted on the kiosks when we are having a special snack. If your child has any food allergies please inform a director! Please do NOT send a special snack or drink with kids unless they have food allergies.
If you arrive especially early for a service, you may be asked to wait until the previous class is finished before dropping off your child. It is disruptive to interrupt the class for drop-off or pick-up, so we try to minimize this as much as possible. You are welcome to take your child to the playground while you wait for the doors to open.
Each hallway in our Kids' Building has a secure door that closes about ten minutes after each service begins and is opened when the service is almost over. When you arrive to pick up your child, you will need to show the security tag to their classroom teachers. If a different person picks up your child, a picture of the tag may be presented. Only adults will be allowed to pick up children; they will not be released to older siblings, even if they have a tag.
If you or your child loses the tag, you will be required to fill out a lost tag form. This is for the safety of your child.