Two nurseries are staffed with loving volunteers during the Sunday morning worship service (10:30 AM) to provide safe, individualized care for the youngest ACORNS at East White Oak. All nursery supervisors and volunteers have been screened and approved to care for the children. Each nursery staff member is required to wear a covering over his or her nose and mouth. Sanitizing and distancing is a priority. To minimize exposure to any contagion each child is assigned to a particular nursery staff member. Children are not held or touched by multiple nursery staff.
Nursery 1 (Infants)
Infants aged 4 weeks to approximately 12 months (or until the child is walking well) are cared for in Nursery 1 which is located in Room 120. There is a ratio of 1 adult to every 2 infants to help ensure that the babies have as much individualized attention and care as possible. Nursery 1 contains age appropriate toys, swings and plenty of rocking chairs to love and comfort your child! A sleep and nursing room is also located in Nursery 1.
Nursery 2 (Walkers)
Little ones on the move need their own special place to spend time being loved and cared for by followers of Christ. Nursery 2 is for walkers aged approximately 1 to 2 years old (ably walking children until they are of the age to move to the next level of programming). The care ratio is one adult to every 4 children. Located in Room 117, lots of age appropriate toys can be found in Nursery 2 and there is usually a small snack served.
Drop off/Pick up Procedures
In order to use the nursery, a space must be reserved in advance (make reservations here). Your reservation confirmation email will include a link to a Health Self-Certification form. Please print this form out at home and complete it no more than 24 hours before your visit to the nursery. When you arrive, enter the church through the “A” exterior door (you are required to wear a mask while moving in the building). Please provide the nursery supervisor with your completed Health Self-Certification. Your child will enter the nursery by being handed over the nursery counter. You will be asked to sign your child in on the sheet provided, recording a cell phone number where you can be reached in the event a nursery worker should need to contact you concerning your child. Finally, you will be asked to fill out an information card that will be inserted in your child’s name tag so the volunteers can provide the best care possible for your child. For pick-up enter the building again through the “A” exterior door (remember your mask) and sign your child out at the nursery counter. Exit through the double doors that lead to the church foyer.