Safety First (Planning to Protect at HBC)

While communicating the gospel to children at HBC is our passion, ensuring the safety of the little ones in our care and those who serve them is our priority. With this in mind, here are a few things you should now about how we are “planning to protect” your children while they are in our care.
The “Green Lanyard Group”
All of our volunteers in HBC Kids will be wearing a green lanyard when they are serving your children. This green lanyard means that the volunteer is a member of HBC who has undergone specific training related to children’s ministry, has an up-to-date police check, and has been vetted by our leadership team. In addition to this, it includes their name and picture on it, so that you can get to know the people who are serving your kids!
"Safety in Numbers"
In keeping with the protection policies in place at HBC, each room can accommodate a certain ratio of children to leaders. Should the numbers exceed the recommended ratios, we will do our best to serve your children, but, sometimes it will mean that we are not able to receive your child that particular Sunday. For your information, here is the outline of the ratios in our safety policies.
  • Birth to 24 months - one worker for every 4 children, although one worker for every 2 non-walking children
  • Ages 2 & 3 - one worker for every 6 children
  • Ages 4 - 9 - one worker for every 8 children
  • Ages 10-11 - one worker for every 10 children
Pagers for Parents
HBC Kids offers pagers for parents of children aged 0 - 4 years. Pagers are given out to parents at drop off for diaper and any other needs. Remember to keep it nearby so you can hear it buzz if you’re needed. We are asking parents to bring their child’s own snacks and water bottle right now, but that may change in the new year.

Nursery

Currently our nursery is not staffed although it is open for babies to be fed and changed.

Mini-movers (8 months to 18 months)

We are delighted to let you know that we have opened up a new space for our mini-movers.  It is located just up the stairs from the foyer and down the end of the hall on the right.  The age range is flexible dependent upon the needs of your child.

Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)

Our toddlers room is open is the HBC Kids area in our basement.  When you go down to our basement, it is on the left side of the hall just past our Multi-purpose Room.  The age range is flexible dependent upon the needs of your child.

In Toddlers we will be reading bible stories and singing bible songs. Short basic stories will be available to leaders each week for them to work through. Toddlers can be tricky to get settled at times so there will likely be weeks where a story isn’t done and it may just be a song or two. We also have a bathroom in Toddlers available for the kids who are in training. If for some reason the Toddler room is at capacity, you may be directed to the Mini Movers (room upstairs) or Preschool room depending on your child’s age.

Preschool (3-4 years)

In Preschool we are looking forward to beginning our curriculum in the new year. We will be working on building the basic foundations of the bible through songs and stories. Even though our Preschool age range in small, we are bursting at the seams and it’s amazing! Currently our room can only hold 12 occupants, 10 children and 2 volunteer. When our room is at capacity, children will be directed to either our Toddler room or the Jr. Class, depending on their ages. We do ask that you take the time to get the children to use the bathroom before dropping them off, as we don’t have a facility in the Preschool room and making bathroom trips can be tricky.

JR & SR Church (SK - Grade 5)

HBC Kids is a safe, fun, kid-friendly environment where SK-Grade 5 children encounter God’s Word. Children will be signed into HBC Kids by their parents or care givers at their classrooms where they will be welcomed by our trained HBC Kids Volunteers. Children will be encouraged to participate in a variety of songs, activities, and bible lessons focusing on building a strong foundation upon Christ.

Don't Forget Your Bible!
Parents, we're asking you to help encourage your children to bring their bibles to Jr & Sr Church. By providing opportunity for kids to be physically in the word, we will equip them to study, understand and love Gods' word better.