Our preschool and nursery departments range in age from 8 weeks to Pre-k.  Each of our classes and activities are led by loving staff that are eager to meet the needs of your children.  preschoolThe classes are broken down into various age groups including infants/toddlers, 2 and 3 year olds, and preschool.  Each week we look forward to the privilege of sharing with your child the truth of God’s love.  Our goal is to lay a life-long foundation in knowing and loving Jesus Christ. We encourage you as a parent to actively participate in your child’s experience here at the church.  You play a vital role in ensuring that our ministry to your child is successful.  Together, we can lay the foundation for your child’s faith in Jesus Christ.

Times and Location

The Nursery & Preschool area is located on the south end to the building.  You may enter through any entrance and someone will be available to direct you.

Our staff is available to receive your child 15 minutes before each scheduled service. We also request that you promptly pick up your child following the service you attend to reduce the apprehension of your return.

Regular hours:

Sunday morning, 9:00 – 11:45 am
Sunday evening, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Wednesday evening, 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Check In / Check Out

As you arrive to the preschool area, you will be greeted by a preschool staff member that will check in your child.  At this check in station, a two part tag will be filled out.  The first part of the tag will have your child’s name and any special information written on it and placed on the child’s back. This part of the tag has a number printed on it.  During check in parents will receive the second part of the tag that has the same number on it.

We ask that all belongings be labeled with the child’s name.  Any instructions for the teacher should be given at this time.

At check out, you will return your half of the tag and it will be matched up with the child’s tag.   We ask that, to prevent congestion, you please have your tag ready upon entering the department.

You must present a security tag to receive your child.

Health / Illness

The following is a list of guidelines to protect the other children and staff from illness.  We request that you don’t leave your child in our care if any of these conditions exist.

  • Fever within the last 24 hours
  • Sinus drainage of color
  • Excessive diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Croup
  • Pink eye or other eye infections

If your child shows signs of illness while in our care, your will be called immediately.
For any other information or questions about the nursery/preschool department contact Mandy Brown, Director of Preschool Ministry, at mbrown@vansickle.org or 903.883.4619.