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Vale Kids


Welcome to Vale Kids!

We are so excited that you are checking out our weekend services for ages Birth - 5th Grade. It is our hope and prayer that all kids, volunteers, and parents have the best church experience possible so that they can have a real encounter with Jesus. Our mission is simple: to keep weekends purposeful, safe, and fun.

 


 

Purposeful: The Gospel is at the core of everything we do. We believe that every small group activity, worship song, game, and toy has a purpose. It is our hope that the intentional set-up and programming will encourage your child to commit to following Jesus for the rest of their life. 

Safe: Your child’s safety is our number one priority. We’ve laid out policies and procedures to ensure safety and protection for every child who attends a weekend service. That’s why every time you check-in, you will receive a unique parent identification number. Additionally, every volunteer is screened and participates in a federal background check. Also, hallways are monitored by security for the whole service.

Fun: Fun is central to how we create our experiences. We value making every Vale Kids experience a fun and engaging atmosphere to connect with Jesus. Whether it’s with play time before service, large group games, video teachings, or small group activities, we hope your child walks away saying, “I had fun at church today!”

Have any questions about our weekend experience? Check out our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ down below, stop by our Guest Check-In Desk, or ask anyone in a red ‘Vale Kids’ t-shirt. We’d be happy to help!

 


frequently asked questions

Rooms are grouped by developmental stage to give your child the most age-appropriate worship experience. Our rooms are: Infants, 2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s, Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, and 3rd - 5th Grade.

During your first visit, a Vale Kids volunteer at the Guest Check-In Desk will ask for some preliminary information and your child will be given a First Time Guest tag. At your next visit, you may check in at any of the self check-in stations by entering your phone number.

After you check-in, you will receive three identical tags: one for your child, one to keep, and one to hand to the room leader. After service, just show your child’s tag and your matching tag to the room leader, and your child will be released from his or her room.

Our discipline policy is centered around a model of providing your child with the opportunity to receive full grace and full truth.

At the first and second instance of disobedience (such as ignoring instruction, talking back, showing disrespect, excluding/making fun of other children, etc.), your child will be pulled aside to discuss their behavior, receive forgiveness, and affirm that if it continues, a parent will be notified. At the third instance, you will be notified and asked to pick up your child for the remainder of service.

We have a zero tolerance policy against physical violence of any kind. At the first instance of hitting, pushing, kicking, throwing objects, or any other type of violence, you will be notified immediately to pick up your child for the remainder of service.

We offer Cheerios in the 0-23 month room.

In the event that you should need to be contacted (sickness, disciplinary concerns, emergency, etc.), you will receive a text message and your child’s unique identification number will be displayed on the screens in the auditorium. We ask that you leave the service as soon as you can and meet at the Guest Check-In Desk.

If your child is in third grade or above, they have the opportunity to declare their faith and trust in Jesus by being baptized. Baptism is an outward declaration of an inward decision to receive salvation and follow Jesus for the rest of their life. If you feel your child is ready to make this important decision, contact our Kid's Director, Abbey Rusher, at arusher@vale.church, where you can set up a time to talk through your child’s decision.