Preschool Ministry

At Cliff Temple, we want your child to meet Jesus and love Him. Our mission statement for our preschoolers is "Building Everyday Children into Everyday Missionaries for Jesus Christ." We want to help your child know God, and we believe that a strong foundation in Christ can begin at an early age.

Our preschool ministry includes infants through Kindergarten. We offer Sunday School classes for all children. Our infants through PreK children are also welcome to remain in their classes while you attend worship. We will review the true Bible story during Sunday School and play while you worship. When your child enters Kindergarten, we help you introduce them to the worship service. We want your child to have the opportunity to learn to praise God as a part of the Cliff Temple family.

While your child is at church, we want to make sure we provide a safe environment for him or her. We carefully screen each volunteer who works with our children, and we strive for our church to be an environment that is supportive of your child’s spiritual, physical, mental, and social development.

For our nursing mothers, we have a nursing room located in our Preschool Hall next to the Lions room. Please label all bottles, bags, and pacifiers that you bring for your child. Occasionally items are not picked up and this will help us return the item to you.

Children's Ministry

Our mission statement for our children is “Building Everyday Children into Everyday Missionaries for Jesus Christ.” We want to prepare your child to share his or her faith with those whom he or she attends school and those with whom he or she plays. Through your child’s involvement at our church, we hope your child will be able to devote his or her life to Christ and share about Jesus with other children his or her age. 

Our children’s ministry includes children in 1st through 5th grades. Throughout the year, we participate in a variety of activities including a Family Easter celebration, Family Christmas celebration, Vacation Bible School, and Preteen Camp.

While your child is at church, we want to make sure we provide a safe environment for him or her. We carefully screen each volunteer who works with our children, and we strive for our church to be an environment that is supportive of your child’s spiritual, physical, mental, and social development.

Preschoolers and elementary age children enjoy music, missions, and Bible teaching classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. 


Check In 

Please check your child in at a check in kiosk when you are ready for your child to join our activities. Check in begins 15 minutes before and ends 15 minutes after an activity starts. You may check in at the following places:

  • Sunday at the front of the Preschool Hall from 8:45am to 11:15am

  • Sunday at the hallway entrance to the Preschool Hall from 9:45am to 10:15am  

  • Tuesday in room 243  

  • Wednesday at the hallway entrance to the Preschool Hall from 5:45 to 6:15pm

First Time Guests:

You will be asked to fill out a guest card so we can learn some basic info about your child. At the bottom of the card, there is a place for you to indicate who (in 6th grade and older) may pick up your child. After checking in, you will receive a Parent Sticker which you will use to pick up your child. If the Parent Sticker gets lost or a different person is picking up the child than who dropped off the child, we will check that the person picking up the child is on the list of people you authorized to pick up your child. We will then ask the person to sign his or her name on the check out sheet.

Check Out

To check out your child, take your Parent Sticker to the following places:  

  • Sunday– your child’s classroom
  • Tuesday– room 243  

  • Wednesday – your child’s classroom  

  • Wednesday after 7:30pm for children age 4 and older– gym


Extended Session

We offer Extended Session which is a time for children to play and review the day’s Bible lesson while you are at the morning worship service. Infants through preK are welcome to attend Extended Session or they may attend the worship service with you. For parents of children who attend Extended Session, we ask that they help once every 7 to 8 weeks.


Schedule

Sunday Mornings

9:00am-9:50am - Extended Session

Infants to Pre-K — Preschool Hall

10:00-10:50am - Sunday School

Infants to Kindergarten — Preschool Hall

1st-5th grade — Rm. 242 & 246

11:00am-Noon -  Extended Session

(Infants to preK) — Preschool Hall

 

Tuesday Nights

5:15-6:15 PM

Bible Drill (4th - 6th grade) — Rm. 243

 

Wednesday Nights

6:00-7:30 PM

Jesus Loves Me class (Infants - age 3) - Preschool Hall, Rm.146

6:00-6:45 PM

Preschool Praisers (age 4 - Kindergarten — Preschool Hall, Rm.135

Celebration Singers (1st - 5th grade) — Rm. 232

6:45-7:30 PM

Mission Friends (age 4 - Kindergarten) — Preschool Hall, Rm.136

Children in Action (1st - 2nd grade) — Rm. 242

Children in Action (3rd - 5th grade) — Rm. 246