We believe children are a gift from God and thus deserve to receive the very best teaching and care in a loving environment. Parents are the primary spiritual teachers of their children and the church assists you in this important role. Maywood strives to provide this in age-graded surroundings for every child from infants to Grade 5.
Our caregivers, teachers and directors are adults who love the Lord and have a desire for children to learn that God loves them. Each adult working with the children has had an official criminal background check completed.
Age Division Care
We provide care for infants through age 3 for the Sunday morning Bible study time, the Sunday morning worship times, plus any additional scheduled worship services and group activities.
These little ones are checked in at the central greeting area for the nursery on the second floor. Each parent is given a pager to carry with them while they are attending study groups and/or worship services.
Each child has his own crib with clean linens provided at each event. The room also has a crawl area for the children to play and have activities at their level. Every attempt will be made to soothe a crying infant or child. In the event an infant/child cries inconsolably, the parent will be notified to assist.
Toddlers are cared for separately with age appropriate equipment and learning activities.
Two’s and Three’s
Two Year Olds and Three Year Olds have their own learning and growing room with Bible stories, music and learning opportunities for their age.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
These two age groups each have their own room located on the first floor for their Sunday School learning time. They are also included in a Preschool Worship time during the 11:00 AM worship service.
Grades 1 – 5
The Children’s Sunday School hour is dedicated to helping kids learn about Jesus and His love for them. In addition, they also major on how to read the Bible, how to locate the books of the Bible, and memorizing verses from the Bible. They will experience an hour of individual class time with their own age group.
The children are grouped according to grades (Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 5).
A separate worship experience is provided for children in grades 1 – 5 each week during the 11:00 AM worship service.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AND SUMMERS
Powerhouse Kids is a Bible centered program for children that meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00. The program includes Bible stories, recreation, crafts, and a snack. A popular feature of this program has been the small-group discussions the children have with their leaders.
Annual Kids Camp
This popular activity for children who have completed grade 3 through grade 5 is scheduled in June each year.
Other activities include planned fun days throughout the summer where they travel to local recreation and learning places.