In Critter Street, we know the power in repetition and getting kids moving around! That’s one of the reasons we choose a centers-based program for our 2-5-year-old classes! Every week, the kids in Critter Street hear an exciting biblical lesson and rotate through centers that ECHO the bible story through activities.
Each Sunday begins with an activity in their classroom that sets up the bible story they are about to hear. Soon after the service starts, the classes begin rotating to the Story Room, Worship Room, Craft Room, and even the giant indoor playground! By the time service is out, all our “little critters” have rotated back to their original classroom.
If your child isn’t quite old enough for our rotating classrooms, no worries! Each of our uniquely themed classrooms provides opportunities for children to learn about Jesus at their level with repetative activities and leaders who are passionate about showing God’s love and grace to the littlest of “critters.”
Each month in Critter Street, there will be a new theme and bottom line. With each theme, comes a simple & repetitive bible verse with motions. The first Sunday of each month, we send home a Family Experience Pack which will include an activity for your family to complete at home that aligns with our monthly learning. It will also include the monthly bible verse and a breakdown of the upcoming bible stories for the month ahead!
We also have a texting service set up to give parents a head start on what is coming up on Sunday in Critter Street. It is our goal that parents have the opportunity to talk with their child about the bible story before they ever hear it in Critter Street. So we text you activity ideas and the weekly bible story directly to your phone! To sign up for this service text 81010 to code @critterco! You can also see Critter Street updates and photos of your child in action on our Facebook Page.
You will find a computerized check-in system, which quickly prints name tags and check-in & check-out slips for your child. In the birth through 2 year old classrooms, an extra name tag will be printed for your child to help label their belongings. Photo identification and fingerprint recognition provide added security in order to prioritize and ensure the safety of your child. If you are a guest, please checkin at the clearly labeled guest check-in and we will get you taken care of. We will also have a special family gift waiting for you!
If you are interested in volunteering, please pick up a Sweet Spot form at the Welcome Center or Information Center.