Children at New Hope

If you have children, bring them!

The average child will spend over 1,000 hours every year in school and they will spend less than 50 hours in church.  The average parent has more than 10 times the opportunities to discuss spiritual issues in one year than a church leader does in 10 years.  WHAT HAPPENS AT HOME is more important than what happens at church!  We have dozens of volunteers ready to do everything they can to make Sunday morning the best hour of your child’s week, but we can’t do it without you. There are three ways you can help.

1.       Bring your Kids to Kids’ Kingdom

Help them attend a consistent hour. They will build relationships when they meet with the same age group, same leader and same group of kids each week.

2.       Talk about it every week at home
      

Remember, no one can have more influence on your children’s faith than you can as a parent. Work it into dinner conversation or while you are driving them from activity to activity. Don’t let the valuable time you have with them be wasted!

When?

During our 9:00 and 10:30 am services, classes are provided in the Preschool wing of the South Campus for each age group from 0 - 6 years old.  Small groups for children in 1st – 5th Grade meet in the North Campus.

Safety / Security

Your kids are important to us!  We work very hard to make sure our environments are safe, clean and inviting.

Nursery

When checking your children into the nursery you will be greeted by an attendant that will check you in and assign you a vibrating pager that will silently notify you if you are needed.  The attendant will also issue you and your child a sticker tag.  After class, your child will be released only to the adult who has your child’s matching sticker tag.

Preschool

When dropping your child off in Kids’ Kingdom you will be greeted by a check in attendant.  Attendants are posted at each Nursery, Infant and Toddler.  They are also stationed at the South Campus Preschool Welcome Center and the at Guest Services located in the North Campus Lobby.  The attendant will issue you and your child a sticker tag.  After class, your child will be released only to the adult who has your child’s matching sticker tag. YOU MUST BRING THE TAG WITH YOU WHEN YOU RETRIEVE YOUR CHILD!

Please Note: Your elementary student (grades 1-5) will need to be accompanied by their parent into the North Campus and checked in at Guest Services.  The attendant will issue the parent a claim tag and your child a name tag. After class, your child will be waiting for you in their North Campus classroom and will be released only to the parent who has your child’s check in claim tag.
 
Wee Care Nursery

Our desire is to make Wee Care a safe, nurturing, well staffed environment where your children can experience God’s love for them through the care of a loving volunteer.

Wee Care exists to help you relax and enjoy the worship service free of distraction.  You can unwind and be refreshed by the service knowing that your little one is well cared for.

There is a quiet comfy Mothers' Room for nursing babies, located just behind the Preschool Welcome Center.  There is also a Mothers' room located in the North Campus in NC 109.

 
Preschool

Each week we teach 3 basic truths through the use of music, storytelling and small groups.  Every preschool child will learn that God Loves Them, God Made Them and Jesus Wants to Be Their Friend Forever.

Every other month you will receive a placemat to take home. The placemat gives you all the info you need to engage in conversation with your preschooler throughout the month.  There are even suggestions for simple conversations and activities to do with your child during “drive time” or Bath time.  We want to partner with parents to reinforce the three basic truths and what the children are hearing at church.  Remember, what happens at home is more important that what happens at church!

Age Determination

To help you determine which classroom is right for your preschool child, please note the following.  Children graduate to the next class together at the end of August each school year.  The parent is the ultimate deciding factor in which age group the child will go in.  Please remember, we move children up as they would move up by grade in school.

  • To be in the 2-year old class, your child must be age 2 by September 30th.
  • To be in the 3-year old class, your child must be age 3 by September 30th.
  • To be in the 4-year old class, your child must be age 4 by September 30th.
  • To be in the 5 & 6 year old class, your child must be age 5 by September 30th.

 

 
Elementary Students

 

 

The WHEREhouse provokes discovery through skits, object lessons, games, graphics, and music and invites kids to a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

The story of God reveals the character of God. That’s why the WHEREhouse is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Every month presents a new Life App to help children discover more about God’s character. And each Life App is unpacked through a weekly Bottom Line—a short phrase so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home throughout the week.

The WHEREhouse also builds on a child’s experience of community by creating opportunities for life-change through Small Groups. Small Groups establish a safe environment through consistent leaders who encourage kids to trust God’s character and live out God’s story.

In the WHEREhouse, we believe that two influences are better than one.  That’s why we strive to partner with parents by cueing them in to who we are and what we’re talking about each week. Parents can have the biggest influence on their child’s life and we desire to honor the parent and reinforce the importance of family.