Security is one of our top priorities in Journey Kids. All of our volunteers complete a background check before they are allowed in a classroom. For this reason, we do not allow parents to stay with their children in the classroom
Children should be walked to their classroom door, not dropped off in the hallway. To check a child out, a parent must show the matching tag they received at check-in. For safety reasons no one under 16 will be allowed to check a child out.
Generally, snacks are not a part of our time together in Uptown. Occasionally, we may have a snack that enhances the truth we are learning about God. If so, it will be posted on the outside of the room. Please inform the leaders of any allergies you are aware of.
We do not allow outside food or drink allowed in rooms without pre-approval from the Journey Kids Pastor. Unfortunately, we can not allow birthday snacks, etc. on a child’s birthday.
Because our group times are so intentional, please do not bring toys, games, phones or tablets. We can not be responsible for lost items.
In order to keep a safe and healthy environment for all children, we ask a child does not attend if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours. Additionally, if a child displays any of these symptoms while in Journey Kids, we will request the parent pick him/her up.
- Diarrhea, illness, food, or medication induced
- Fever (100 or above)
- Undiagnosed rash
- Open sores
- Runny nose (if discolored)
- Discharge in or around the eyes
- Open cold sore
- Virus (until past the contagious phase)
- Cold, sore throat, earache
- Unidentified rash, or rash not treated within last 24 hours
- Chicken pox (should not attend for 7 days after treatment begun)
- Head lice (until treated by physician)
- Strep throat (until treated by physician and/or medicated for 24 hours)
- Ear infection (until treated by physician)
- Conjunctivitis (“pink-eye”) until medicated for 24 hours
We ask that parents notify us if a child has been diagnosed with head lice, chicken pox, conjunctivitis, strep throat, or other contagious diagnoses so other parents may be on the lookout for symptoms in their own children. No names will be used in such notifications to other parents.