Children are a vital part of Cornerstone and we strive for excellence in every program we offer. Planet Kidz nursery provides childcare for infants to age 2 years (24 months) during our worship services on Sunday and Wednesday. The nursery is divided into two parts: Infant and Toddler.
Our Infant Nursery is for newborn to the proficient walking stage. It is always staffed with one professional Early Childhood Educator certified in First Aid and CPR and a helper who will lovingly care for your child. This nursery can be found in the atrium of The Event Center. Upon check in, a vibrating pager will be assigned to the parent in case there is any need to summon you during service.
Our Toddler Nursery is for proficient walkers through 24 months of age. It is always staffed with one professional Early Childhood Educator certified in First Aid and CPR and a helper. The Toddler Nursery features lots of toys and books to keep your little one busy! This age-appropriate room is found in the Cornerstone Child Development Center Pre-Tot room located in the Education Center. Please use the Planet Kidz Lobby entrance to check your Pre-Tot in and receive a name badge and parent receipt. This security measure ensures that no one but you will be able to pick up your child from class.
There are also diaper changing amenities in both the men’s and women’s restrooms of The Event Center to care for your child.
We are passionate about our preschoolers learning about Jesus in a way that they can understand. Our environments and lesson materials are based on the physical, mental, and emotional needs of each child. We strive to bring Bible stories to life through activities and discussions that keep children engaged. We want children to love God’s Word and understand the value of applying it to their lives. We know that if children have fun at church, they cannot wait to come back. It is for that reason that we strive to keep the fun in the way we teach.
In Studio 2 (2 year olds) and Studio 3 (3 year olds), we begin a child’s journey to Christ by teaching them the basics of God’s Word and His promises. We lay a foundation in their hearts regarding God’s unconditional love for them. By using repetition and interactive activities, our toddlers retain the principles we are lovingly teaching them.
As kids get older and more active, we build on this foundation of Biblical principles and teach our children about praise and worship in Studio 45 (4 & 5 year olds). We engage in lively activities geared to excite them about living for Jesus including role playing, crafts, music, and video stories and games.
Both classes are located in Planet Kidz in the Education Center. Children are checked in by going to our Planet Kidz Lobby and receiving a name tag and parent claim receipt. This security procedure ensures you will be the only one with access to your child.
First Time at Planet Kidz?
You can enter Planet Kidz through the canopy entrance of the Education Center. All classes other than our infant nursery, 6 weeks through proficient walkers, are held in this building. Our Infant Nursery is located inside the atrium of The Event Center. We suggest you plan to arrive approximately 20 minutes before service to get your family registered for class and to service on time.
On your first visit, we will check your family into our database system. Once your family is checked in, one of our volunteers will be happy to show you the age appropriate room we have created for your child. We will ask for the following personal information: family members’ names, children’s names and birthdates, family address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your child. This information is saved to ensure an easier check-in on your next visit.
You and your child will be given matching identification tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion of your matching identification tags which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service. During checkout, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
On your way home, be sure to ask your child: “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn today?”
A Special Notes
If for some reason your child were to need you during the service, your family identification code would appear on the screens in the auditorium. We would ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and report to your child’s class.
We perform National Security Background checks on all of your staff.