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Child Care

We are dedicated to providing a happy and loving environment for your child while at Holy Covenant.

Childcare Ministry Policy

At Holy Covenant, quality childcare is of the highest priority. We want parents of young children and infants to be active participants in church activities. Childcare makes this possible. To ensure that your children are well cared for in your absence, please familiarize yourself with the following information. If you have any questions or problems, contact Rev. Susan Bryan,  at 972-492-2432 ext.25.

Childcare Hours and Rooms

Infant care is available on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Childcare for toddlers through Kindergarten is available after Children’s Time and during Sunday School. Click here for building map.

  • Infants (newborns to new walkers) – Room 101
  • Toddlers (steady walkers to 3 years) – Room 103
  • Older Children (3 years to Kindergarten) – Room 105

In addition to Sunday services, childcare is also provided for various committee meetings, Bible studies, choir practice, and various other functions. These functions must be BY RESERVATION ONLY and must be arranged for no less than one week prior to the event. To arrange for additional childcare, contact your activity coordinator or the committee chairperson.

Childcare Workers

  • Sara Jones - Coordinator
  • Lora Miranda 
  • Rosemary McMahon
  • Cindy Baber

Drop Off Procedures

  1. If using for the first time, please complete sign-in cards located at the entrance of the childcare rooms. Please note any allergies or special conditions your child may have.
  2. Introduce yourself to the childcare worker and sign in your child at the door.
  3. Leave the bottom half of the door closed to ensure that no child will wander off or get caught when the door closes.
  4. Please label all diaper bags, bottles, pacifiers, or any other items with your child’s name.

What To Bring

  • Labeled diaper bag – with an adequate supply of disposable diapers
  • Water/juice – if it is not their normal feeding time. Milk or formula otherwise (along with a feeding schedule)
  • Extra change of clothes

Please know that snacks will be provided for toddlers and Kindergarteners during church services and Sunday School. Please make the workers aware of any food allergies your children may have. We want only the best for your child. If you prefer to provide a snack for your child, please feel free to do so.

During Your Child’s Care

  • If your child has a hard time adjusting to being left in our care, feel free to check on him or her.
  • Parents or caregivers must be on the premises in case of emergencies, unless otherwise noted. Should an emergency arise, the parents will be immediately contacted.
  • Childcare workers cannot under any circumstances administer medication to a child.
  • A parent will be contacted if a child cries continuously for more than 15 minutes.
  • A parent will be contacted immediately if there is a disciplinary problem. Physical force will never be used. Children will be guided toward acceptable and responsible behavior in a way that encourages respect for others’ rights and feelings. Time out will be used as an acceptable form of discipline.

Health Policy

As children are a priority at Holy Covenant, the nursery asks your cooperation in keeping sick children at home. A sick child is likely to contract other illnesses as well as spreading their illness to others. Please do not bring your child to the nursery when they have any of the following in the past 24 hours:

  1. Fever
  2. Diarrhea and or vomiting
  3. Undiagnosed or contagious rash
  4. Heavy running nose or discolored mucus
  5. Uncontrollable coughing
  6. Pink eye
  7. Any skin infection (boils, ringworm, impetigo)
  8. Croup
  9. Sore throat
  10. Other childhood diseases (scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough)

Special Needs

If your child is on any medications, has a medical condition that would not be recognized, or is going through an emotionally stressful time (i.e. birth of a sibling, divorce, etc.) please notify the childcare workers. It is important for us to meet the needs of our members’ children to the best of our ability.

MICAH 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?