Rainbow Kids is a specially designed ministry to help Pre-K and Kindergarten kids transition between preschool and elementary classes. Their time is spent playing, learning scripture, and exploring the Bible through play, crafts, songs, and activities.
Rainbow Kids meets during midweek studies and all three services on Sunday mornings. Grand Parkway occasionally hosts Generational worship Sundays, like the Sunday following Christmas. On those days, there are no Bible study classes, so all Rainbow Kids worship with their families. Depending on age-appropriateness, Rainbow Kids may be included in Ark at the Park or Kids at the Park events as well as their own activities.
These classrooms are specifically designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten children, with age-appropriate toy stations, table and chairs, restroom, and hand-washing station.
Placement & Promotion:
Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are placed in their classroom based on their age as of September 1 of a given school year. Children are promoted in June, which helps them transition before starting a new school year. If a child is retained, he or she will be placed in the same class again. This is the church policy through high school.
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 an extra change of clothes. Please label all of your child's belongings.
Rainbow 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.