We hope we can answer most of your questions here. If not, please call us at 904.471.2166 or email weekend questions to Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or midweek questions to Stephanie at email@example.com.
CHILD DEDICATIONS Child Dedications are a special part of weekend worship services where parents publicly commit to raise their child in a Christian home and guide their child towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For information about scheduled dates for Child Dedication services at our Island campus, please contact Becky Yeoman, Anastasia Kids Assistant, at 904-471-2166.
EXTENDED CARE FOLLOWING KIDSPRAISE ON WEDNESDAY Extended Care provides child care for preschoolers through fifth grade for children whose parents are participating onsite in a Bible study or ministry group that does not end until 7:30 p.m. All children are to be picked up immediately following these activities. Please make sure that your child knows that he or she is to attend Extended Care. Children who are not picked up by 7:00/7:15 p.m., and whose parents are not participating in an onsite bible study or ministry group, will be taken to Extended Care (1st-5th grade) or the nursery (3s, 4s, and kindergarten) to wait on their parents. If this becomes a habit, parents may be asked to stay on campus during KidsPraise to ensure that all children are dismissed on time and so that our volunteers are free to leave.
FELLOWSHIP DINNERS Our Wednesday Fellowship dinners will begin September 4, 2019. Chef salads need to be ordered through Damien Kemper, Food Service Coordinator, noon on Wednesday, by calling the church office at 904-471-2166.
UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR It is our goal to encourage children to grow socially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We want all of our children to be safe and feel safe. Any child’s behavior that is harmful to himself/herself, another child, or a teacher (such as fighting, scratching, biting, and hitting) will not be allowed during KidsPraise. If unacceptable behavior does occur, the lead volunteer will talk with the child about appropriate behavior and the child will be redirected to another activity. Parents will be contacted if an unacceptable behavior persists.
VISITORS / BRINGING A FRIEND We wholeheartedly welcome visitors and friends! We are so excited when our children bring a friend. However, it is imperative that we have some sort of contact info for each child in the event of an emergency.
- Anastasia Kids: Visitors to our weekend children’s programs are asked to create a free account at KidCheck.com, our electronic check-in program. If a current Anastasia Kids parent is bringing along a friend, please add that child to your account for a smooth check-in.
- KidsPraise: We ask parents of visiting children or the KidsPraise parent bringing a friend to complete a basic contact info form for each child visiting. Feel free to download and complete the form before you come or just stop by the Connection Table in the Atrium to turn it in and get a nametag.
VOLUNTEER WORKERS At least two adult workers will be in attendance in each classroom. Typically, Anastasia Kids volunteers are required to be members of Anastasia Baptist for six months before serving. All workers are required to fill out a Volunteer Screening and submit to a background check. Please visit our VOLUNTEERS page for more information.
WELL CHILD POLICY We operate a well-child environment. For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a runny nose, fresh cold (four days or less), fever, red or runny eyes, sore throat, undiagnosed rash, persistent cough, vomiting, diarrhea, illness being treated with antibiotics for less than 24 hours or any other signs of illness. We request that you not place your child in the program while they are at risk of exposing other children. If in doubt, please stay at home. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our Anastasia Kids program a healthy place!