KINGSWAY kids

Safety and Security

 

Health & Safety Procedures

 

Your child’s safety is of the highest priority, right after knowing Jesus.

Below you will find a list of ways that we ensure your child is well looked after while in our care.
 
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
 
LOCATION CHANGES
 
1. Kids area has moved locations. The entire kids area has moved to the west hallway (where the preschool rooms were before COVID).
Toddlers have moved back to the room with the small toilet (yellow).
PreK has moved to the old Adult Sunday School classroom (coral).
The 2 elementary classes have moved to the old PreK and Toddler classrooms with the wood wall. Early Elementary will be in the south classroom (teal), Upper Elementary in the north classroom (blue).
 
2. ALL KIDS will be dropped off in their classroom at 10AM. They will not go to worship with their parents at this time.
 
CHECK IN
 
1. Check in will look a little different. We will have the check in attendants check you in. I will communicate this to parents as well so they can talk to their kids if they are used to checking themselves in.
 
2. Temperature Checks. Each child and volunteer will undergo a temperature check before entering the kids area. If you have a temp of 99.5 or above, you will not be allowed into the kids area and asked to wear a mask if you choose to go to worship.
 
3. Hand Sanitizer. We ask that each person use Hand Sanitizer before going into the kids area, including the nursery.
 
4. Drop off directions will be enforced. Kids and parents will go downstairs using the North stairwell (check in side). Parents will go back upstairs using the South stairwell (Pierce street side).
 
IN CLASS
 
1. Masks required for volunteers and all kids over the age of 5.
 
2. Individually wrapped snacks.
 
3. Community supplies. We will be using throw away or take home materials in the classrooms including crayons, glue, pencils. All toys and surfaces will be disinfected between services. If we use stickers, they will be given out in individual sheets so each child has their own set of stickers. We will pre-package craft supplies per child in advance as well.
 
4. Attendance. We will need to track each child and adult in each room. There are certain circumstances where the wrong kid ends up in the wrong room. So we need to take paper attendance each week until further notice.
 
5. Social Distancing. We are no longer required to provide a six foot distance between each person, however, we will do our best to put space between each child. Chairs will be placed around the tables in advance and kids are asked to keep that chair the entire class. They can get up and move around, but we ask that they go back to that same chair when they return to the tables.
 
6. No outside toys can be brought into the kids area.
 
NURSERY
 
1. Risk Assessment. All parents will be told ahead of time that they assume the risk of dropping off their babies.
 
2. Face masks. Face masks will be required by volunteers and staff.
 
3. Hand Sanitizer. All volunteers will be required to sanitize their hands between babies. If you put a baby down and need to pick up another one, you will be required to sanitize your hands between pickups.
 
4. Changing Tables. We will provide throw away covers for the changing tables to use between changings.
 
5. No more pagers. We will be using texting abilities to notify parents if they are needed in the nursery.
 
6. Individually wrapped animal cookies for the kids. Each child will have their own pack of cookies.
 
7. Toys will be disinfected in a dishwasher each week. All cloth toys will be put away until the threat of COVID is over.
 
Background and Reference Checks

-We check a national background data base, as well as state and national sex offender registries

-We require a minimum of 3 references

-No adults are allowed to be alone with any child, for any reason

-Bathrooms are cleared of anyone before entering.
 
 

Check-in and Check-out

-Adults (18+) are required to drop off and pick up their kids at the end of service -We require the matching parent tag upon pick up
 
 

Tornado and Fire Precautions

-For a tornado, kids will be taken to designated basement rooms

-For a fire, you will meet your child on the southeast side of the building
 
 

Health and Illness

​If any of the following are observed in the 48 hours prior to Sunday, we ask that Kingsway Kids volunteers and kids remain at home:


-Fever of 100 or higher
-Vomiting
-Diarrhea
-Questionable Rash
-Discharge in or around eyes
-Green or yellow runny nose
-Excessive coughing
-Any communicable disease
-Lice

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If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Children’s Ministry Director, Stacy Haynes at (402) 333-2231 or stacy@kingswayomaha.org

 

 

Safety Team

Kingsway Christian Church takes safety seriously for all events that occur on our campus. Our goal is to create an environment that is safe and secure for all attendees. We want each person to be able to have the ability to worship with a peace of mind. 
 
We have both armed and unarmed undercover security for our campus. Each member of the safety team is responsible for responding to any needs that are either emergency and/or non-emergency at Kingsway. The team has completed a comprehensive background check and necessary medical (CPR) and firearms training (CCW).