- Pray: for your children & your class; we set the atmosphere for God to move in the lives of these kids in our classes!
- Study the lesson plan prior to the class period.
- Have your classroom set up and ready to receive children at 9:30 am on Sundays. Do not leave your room once you have arrived 30 minutes prior to service.
Excitement is contagious! Greet each child & parent as they check-in to class.
- There must be 2 adults present in the room at all times. There will be a service coordinator to assist you in any way you need, including bathroom breaks for you and your children.
- All classrooms are equipped with security cameras and are recorded during service for the safety of all children and adults.
- When you are scheduled, be there!
- Be on time.
- Be dependable.
- If you cannot be there, find a replacement from your team and inform your classroom leader!
- Attend all training and class meetings with expectation to learn & grow!
- Communicate with your class & team leaders regularly so instruction, changes, trouble areas, etc are regularly addressed!
- All Teachers and Assistants must attend the Church on 68 for at least 6 consecutive services before they serve in a classroom.
- Teachers and Assistants must complete a volunteer application. This application is confidential and includes a background screening.
- Teachers and Assistants must agree to use onlyapproved discipline policies.
- If a Teacher or Assistant is unable to attend their scheduled service, they must contact their respective classroom leader.
- Wear the Generations shirt so you can be easily identifiable with the Generations team.
Jr. Server Expectations
- All Jr. Servers ages 13–18 must have permission to serve in Generations from their parent(s)/guardian. Once they are approved, they can be put on the regular schedule.
- Some children, ages 10-12, may be able to help as Jr. Servers depending on their maturity level and will be approved on a case by case basis.
- Jr. Servers under the age of 18 must not change diapers or take children to the restroom.
We believe that it is an honor and a privilege to have an active role in equipping an entire generation!
Our kids are being brought up with Kingdom foundations established at an early age. We believe that if we equip & unlock children to walk in the fullness of God that their lives will be full of purpose, direction & vision as they grow into the men & women who will Rebuild, Repair, Revive, and Restore generations (Isaiah 61:4).
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)
In an effort to have all classes run smoothly and give the children a sense of stability, we expect that all volunteers follow the same format (with some flexibility depending on the age) in their classroom. This will help the children adapt to a regular routine in church, as well as helping them transition from one class to the next.
Classroom Schedules are in each class & regularly updated by the Generations leadership team.
Pre & Post Service Classroom Routine
Before children arrive:
- Be on time! Classrooms all receive children beginning at 9:30 am on Sundays.
- Look over your lesson and make sure you have everything you will need to teach.
- Go over the lesson plan and activities with assistants and delegate their responsibilities during activities.
Red Arrow, Orange Arrow & Green Arrow Classrooms
At the beginning of class:
- Greet children and parents.
- Make sure stickers are on all children.
- Make sure all children's bags are stickered.
At the end of class:
- Put away toys in their proper place, vacuum, sanitize changing table, table, and toys with Basic G.
- Notify Team Leader of any broken toys, hazards in the classroom, or needed supplies.
- Return all t-shirts and bins with lesson materials to the Generations Registration.
If a child is causing a severe disruption to the class or has hurt himself/herself or another child, the team/class leader and parent(s) will be paged immediately.
- Use positive reinforcement to praise children’s good behavior.
- Give encouragement and praise children in front of the peers and parents.
We do not:
- Physically spank or hit any child.
- Manipulate, bribe with rewards or guilt children into appropriate behavior.
Each classroom has a log sheet to be completed when there has been any type of incident or accident. (Bruise, red mark, teeth marks from a bite or bleeding from a fall or injury)
We expect our children to ACT properly in class.
We do not tolerate or ignore poor behavior, actions, attitudes that are disruptive to class.
Ask them to stop disruptive behavior and tell them what is expected.
Correct behavior. Remind them of expectations and place them in a time out. With parent’s permission, a time-out not greater in minutes than the age of the child may be given. (Example: If the child is 2, the time-out may not be any longer than 2 minutes.)
Tell: if child persists with behavior, page the parents to come and pick their child up from class to sit with the parent the remainder of the service.
Drop-off & Pick-up Policy
The registration team is the “door” to the kids department. No child comes to a Generations class without having to passing through this area. This team is often the first to greet and welcome first time guests with children. It is the goal of this team to make all guests, new and returning, feel welcome and comfortable while leaving their children in our care.
All Classrooms: Parents will receive stickers with child’s name and a random 3-digit code that will match on all stickers. 1 sticker is placed on the child, and the remaining sticker is kept by the parent for signing their child out of the classroom after class is over.
Red, Orange & Green Arrows
- All children must have stickers in order to be dropped off to class.
- All parents must show child’s number in order to pick their child up from class.
- We do not release children to anyone under the age of 18.
- Children can be dropped off at any time beginning 30 minutes prior to Sunday morning service start time.
Blue Arrows (1st Sunday of every month)
- All children must be signed in at Generations Registration.
- Children can be signed in as early as 9:30 a.m. Class begins after worship.
- Children will not be dismissed from class until there parent shows child’s number to teacher/assistants.
We ask that sick children & adults not attend class in order to ensure the health of everyone. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child should not leave home when any of the following symptoms exist:
- Fever (over 100.5 degrees)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Any symptom of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox or whooping cough
- Common cold - from onset through one week
- Sore throat
- Any unexplained rash
- Any skin infection – boils, ringworm or impetigo
- Untreated pink eye or other eye infection
- Any communicable disease
- Lice, including the presence of eggs or nits
We follow these guidelines and we expect that a child or volunteer be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to C3Kids.
- We do not dispense any medication to children.
- If a child appears to be ill, we will notify the parent immediately by posting the child's ID tag number on the screen in the auditorium.
- Infants are provided with a “puffs” snack, with parent permission, only during class.
- If your infant needs a bottle during service times, because of the number of infants, parents are asked to provide an already prepared bottle for the teachers.
All Other Classrooms
- Generations provides each classroom with snacks for each service.
- Regular snacks include, but are not limited to: animal crackers, Goldfish crackers, Granola Bars, Fruit snacks and water.
- If children have special dietary needs or allergies, it is the parents’ responsibility to provide an alternative to the snacks provided.
- Have diaper and wipes ready before placing child on changing table.
- Put on gloves to protect both you and the child from germs.
- Change diaper, and only apply diaper ointment if requested by parent.
- Place diaper in plastic bag- then place in regular trashcan.
- Clean child’s hands with a wipe and return them to play.
- Clean changing table with Basic G.
- Wash your hands with antibacterial gel.
- Repeat for next child.
- Take the children to the restroom; call the service coordinator to assist you, if needed. Do not allow them to go to the restroom unsupervised.
- Let each child use the restroom, assisting them if they need help with zippers or buttons.
- Have them wash and dry their hands when finished.
- Wash your hands if you helped them during toileting.
- Jr helpers under the age of 18 must not change diapers or take children to the restroom.
In case of a fire emergency, all children will remain with their teachers until it is safe to re-enter the building or leave the premises, and the following procedures will be followed:
- Please refer to the map in each class for the evacuation route & safe location that each class will remain until it is safe for us to either re-enter or to leave the premises. Each teacher is responsible for taking the class roster with them when exiting the building, so we are accountable for each child in the care of the Generations team that particular day.
- Red Arrows- The babies will be placed in the cribs (cribs have wheels), and the teachers will push the babies safely in the cribs to their safe location by exiting out through the classroom doors.
- All other classrooms all children will line up single file, with assistance from teachers (some of the younger ones may need to be carried), and as quickly as possible, walk quietly and safely out of their classroom.
Following announcement of a tornado warning:
- All children will go towards the interior wall of the classroom or hallway, away from all doors & windows.
- All children will stay as still as possible, during the duration of the drill/warning.
- Children will not be released to anyone at this point.
- The children will stay with their teacher until notified by either a church staff member or Generations leader/administrator.
Guidelines for Before and After Class
It is our desire that our children enjoy coming to church. We want it to be a great time of playing with friends and cultivating relationships; however, for the safety of others and themselves, we have a few guidelines for non-classroom time.
- Children are NOT allowed outside the building without adult supervision.
- Walk only…no running. For the safety of all, especially small children and the elderly.
- Children are NOT allowed to climb on furniture or auditorium chairs.
- Children are NOT allowed in classrooms except during scheduled classroom time and under adult supervision.
- We do NOT allow loitering (hanging out unsupervised) in hallways, foyer or bathrooms once the church service has begun.
- Children are NOT allowed on the stage at any time, unless directed by an adult or a specific Generations activity.