EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR
Here is some important information if you are bringing your family to Church this summer.
Over the summer, we are delighted to have the elementary kids “celebrate BIG” with the adults in the sanctuary. Interactive sermon note pages, activity pages and coloring will be provided to help kids engage in the service.
The preschool class for 2-5 years old will continue all summer.
Open but it is self service with the livestream playing in room.
HILLCREST KIDS ONLINE:
Both elementary and preschool online services will continue online at www.hillcrestmj.com/kids
We offer programs for all ages from birth - grade 5:
Nursery: Ages Birth - 2 years
Tots: Ages 2 & 3
Preschool: Ages 4 - Kindergarten
Elementary: Grade 1 - Grade 5
Nursery: Ages Birth - 2 years
Preschool: Ages 2 - Kindergarten
Elementary: Joining adults for the summer. Online kids service available.
We follow the school system with our ages so kids do not age up in their program until September each year.
How Does Check In Work?
Our kids rooms are open 15 minutes prior to the service. Nursery and Tots are located on the south wing and Preschool and Elementary are located on the north.
Please check in your child prior to the service. You will be given a pager for your child in case we need to get a hold of you.
Elementary kids join the adults for worship some Sundays. Keep an eye out for a sign outside of the Elementary room.
Hillcrest Kids exists to support families in raising children to find Christ and fulfill their God-given purpose. Kids are an important part of our family at Hillcrest! We believe it is important for children to be nurtured and taught about Jesus Christ in a loving and safe environment.
Kids Prayer Summits
Prayer Summits are a time when the entire church gathers together for worship and prayer for each other, our church, our community, and our country. Kids Prayer Summits are a time of age appropriate prayer activities and practice with the kids of Hillcrest, and each one presents another aspect of prayer to our children. Prayer Summits are held on the first Sunday of every month from October through May.
Mega Sports Camp
Thank you to all who came out and made Mega Sports Camp 2019 a big success! We can't wait to see you next year! Check out our 2019 highlight video!
There are numerous ways for you to get involved with our little ones. Contact Pastor Laura Stacheruk here if you're interested in any of the following:
This is our biggest area of need. Each Sunday morning we need enough volunteers to staff the nursery, tots room, preschool room and elementary room. We need teachers, crafts people, and supervisors. We do ask that if you sign up to help out in the kids room that you take a Plan to Protect class provided by the church.
Kids Prayer Summits:
During our Prayer Summits we run a Kids Prayer Summit. Prayer Summits happen once a month and we're looking for people willing to come and lead/help out at our Kids Prayer Summits.
We have a couple of kids with special needs that require a little more one on one time than your average Sunday School class. We are looking for some special buddies to spend time with these kids on Sunday mornings.
There are numerous random jobs that need to get done around the kids rooms in order to keep them running. These jobs are always changing and we're always looking for people to help out. This could include things like, cleaning toys, making playdough, sharpening pencils, etc.