The Terraforma Kids team is so excited to be relaunching our in-person children’s ministry services. You can join our in-person programming on 8/8 and 8/22 at Independence High School at 10 AM. You can find all of the information regarding Terraforma Kids reopening here, including COVID-19 policies, what to expect as you enter our environments, and ways you can help your kids be successful as we return to in-person programming.
To help reduce congestion at the registration kiosks, we ask that you pre-register your family using this link each week you plan on attending Terraforma Kids!
Terraforma Kids has resumed meeting in person during our worship gatherings with extra precautions including masks, enhanced cleaning, and open spaces for social distancing. If you have any questions about our return to in-person children's programming, please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Elizabeth Miller.
Upon check-in you will be greeted by one of our Terraforma Team members. On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a registration form for each of your children. This information will be entered into our secure-check in and parent-paging system. We also ask that you encourage your children to use the restroom and get a drink of water prior to checking them in. This enables our team to stay engaged with your child during the service.
**Parents, please alert the Terraforma Kids personnel of any information that will help in caring for your child, such as allergies or special needs.
All of the Terraforma Kids team members have completed a background check and kid safe training. We carefully monitor our adult-to-child ratios. Also, we make sure they are friendly and fun! Each child is registered and checked-in with our automated system so that we can ensure they are safe while you are in service.
After you have completed the check-in process & taken your child to his or her room, wave a quick good-bye & head to the adult service. As you know, it is common for little ones to cry when a parent leaves. This, typically, does not last long. Separation will become easier over time. Our leaders will immediately engage your child in a toy or activity & ensure your child that you will return soon. If your child cries for an extended period of time, we will present your parent code you receive at check-in on the main service screen.
We ask that you bring as few items as necessary to service. A bottle if feeding will be needed during service time. Please label all personal items (including pacifiers and cups) with your child’s first & last name before arriving at your child’s class. This helps us know which items belong to your child.
When the time comes to pick up your child, please return to the appropriate room & present your security tag to the team member at the door. The tag will be matched to your child’s name tag before he/she will be released into your care. A child will not be able to leave the room without the presentation of the security tag by the adult picking them up. In the event you lose your security tag, you will be asked to show proper identification at the check-in table for a sticker reprint before your child is returned to you. Please make sure that you have all of your child’s belongings with you before you leave.
Every Sunday at 11 AM, we post links to our weekly Preschool and Elementary school curriculum videos for families to watch together on the Terraforma Kids facebook page. Each video includes worship and a Biblical lesson tied to monthly themes that teach your children about who God is and how He loves us!
At the beginning of each month, families receive a PDF copy of preschool and elementary school curriculum packets with discussion guides and activities for your family to complete together. The hope for these packets is that parents will feel equipped to engage in conversations around faith with their children and help parents make disciples of their children at home.
In our preschool environment, children learn the Bible through activities, stories, crafts, and songs that reinforce the lesson. They are also given the opportunity to connect with their friends, God and a caring adult.
Our Elementary experience is designed to present the love of Jesus to kids in a way that is fun, exciting, and meets them where they are. Every week they get to connect with friends, learn about God, and connect with a caring adult. Our service includes games, stories, songs, and fun! As they focus on the main idea and a memory verse, they are also encouraged to connect what they've learned to what they do in their every day lives.