Children’s Ministry

At City Church we love kids! Our goal is to make Jesus the best part of every kid’s life. Our teachers are trained and prepared to serve children with all types of needs. A private room is available for nursing mother’s.

We would be honored to have you and your family in City Kids. City Kids classes are offered during all worship experiences.

Service Times for City Kids

Sunday 10:00am

Sunday 11:30am

Sunday 2:00pm (online)

Important Reopening Information

COVID-19 Update

City Kids is fully opened for all ages with safety guidelines in place to protect your family.

The City Kids team is excited to serve your families and we thank you for trusting your children into our care. We take their safety very seriously. If you feel your child has been exposed to COVID-19 please notify us immediately so we can help assist with contact tracing and communication. Please address any questions/concerns to Pastors Tony and Nicki Toohill at citykids@citychurchbloomington.org.

What To Expect

Face coverings are recommended, the classrooms have been set up to allow social distancing.

We have included a list of FAQs for parents who are preparing to bring their kids back to City Kids.

Reopening FAQ

What are we basing our guidelines from?
Our goal is to utilize the CDC’s guidelines specifically for daycares and day camps and all government mandates for our Bloomington community to provide the best care for the families of City Church.

What do you mean Check-in will be touchless?
A check-in specialist will assist you to check your child in. No self check-in stations will be available at this time.

What do you consider a high temperature? Do you consider other symptoms?
Upon check-in we will take your child’s temperature with a handheld forehead thermometer before they go to their classroom. You must add 1 degree to the temp it reads and then if their temperature is above 100.4 degrees F we will let the parent know and they will be escorted to the Green Room to be assessed by a team of volunteers that will evaluate their symptoms. We ask that they not have any other symptoms of cough, runny nose, sore throat or loss of taste, etc. according to CDC guidelines as well and remain home if those symptoms are present.

Where do we pick up our children?
All parents will pick their child up in their assigned classroom. Don’t forget your parent label! We will have team members stationed in the hallways to help you find your way.

I have a physical limitation and my child’s classroom is upstairs. How do I check my child out?
Please contact a volunteer in the hallway or grab a check-in specialist for assistance and they will take your tag to check your child out for you.

Are masks required?
Masks are recommended by CDC for children ages 3+, and at the parents discretion.

Will kids be socially distancing in the classrooms?
Maintaining the 6-ft social distancing recommendation may be difficult for kids however we will encourage social distancing by seating kids in marked places 6 ft apart from each other in the classrooms and we will play games that encourage distance. The other part of class time will be utilized outside for games and activities. For inclimate weather children will remain inside. Teachers will try their best to encourage children to space out and to keep facial coverings on per parents preference.

Will kids be eating at church?
City Kids will provide pre-packaged snacks and drinks. If you desire, you are welcome to bring a snack for your child or communicate to the teacher they will not participate in snack. Snacks will be eaten outside so social distancing can be maintained or spaced out within the rooms. Proper cleaning of surfaces and hands will be done before and after use.

How often will you clean the kids hands?
Children and volunteers will wash/sanitize hands before and after eating, going to the bathroom, sneezing or coughing, etc.

How often are classrooms/toys cleaned?
Each classroom will be equipped with the proper cleaning supplies, including soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting spray and will be used as needed. Each room will have a set of toys for first service and a separate set of toys for second service. Any toys that are placed in the mouth or dirtied will go into a ‘To be Cleaned’ bin. All toys and classrooms will get deep cleaned during the week. The classroom will get cleaned in between services as well as a light wipe down during services by our team. Classrooms that have been used will be marked by signage and a deep thorough cleaning will happen during the week.

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