Valley View Children
When do we meet?
*Sunday, 10:30-11:45 am:
Nursery/Toddler, Room 107
Wonder Kids (Age 3 - Kindergarten), Delight Center
Whiz Kids (1st - 5th grade), Delight Center
*On Sunday mornings our nursery is staffed and open from 10:20am. Sign-in for children age 3 through 5th grade is in the main lobby, and families enter the sanctuary together. Children are dismissed shortly to go downstairs to the Delight Center and will be released there to parents at the conclusion of morning worship.
Tuesday morning, 10-11:30 am
Community Playgroup, in the gym. Children age 5 and younger along with their parent or caregiver are invited for a time of play with the purpose of socialization.
What is our purpose?
Our goal is to inspire, equip and support parents and provide age-appropriate environments for children to learn and understand who God is, how He loves them, and how they get to be part of His Big Story. We work to provide a safe and secure environment where children, nursery through elementary school, learn through hearing, doing, and building relationships.
Parents are primary in this process and we want to help. The Sunday curriculum we use is called Tru and comes with excellent parent support. Home Front Monthly is a magazine with excellent resources for family times with a spiritual focus, and Home Front Weekly gives you the tools to pre-teach each week's lesson. (See Resources below). In addition, Spiritual Parenting classes are offered periodically. Contact Eileen if you're interested in joining the next class.
As a church we are a proud partner of the Backpack Buddies program through North Clackamas School District. We provide weekend lunches to students in need from Oregon Trail Elementary School. Throughout the school year we collect lunch-type food to meet this need. Please bring your donations to the black shelving units in the church sanctuary. Some of the offerings brought by children on Sundays are used to supplement Backpack Buddies. Our children are periodically involved in preparing the bags that are delivered to the school.
For any questions, please use our Contact Us page and select Children's Ministry.
Children's Information and Release Form for the current year is available here, and we like to have every family's updated for each school year.