GATHERING KIDS

Wayne Church is a place where we seek to engage children in worship, teaching, and all other aspects of community life. During both services, our children experience safe, age-appropriate classroom environments where the Bible is taught in a creative, relevant way. We also have annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) for one week (usually in early August), and provide many opportunities for children to participate in worship, including our Wesley and Cherub choirs.

Childcare for 9:15AM Worship: September-May, childcare & Sunday school is offered during 9:15AM worship for ages 3rd grade & under. During the summer months, childcare is available for ages 5 & under during our 9:15AM worship.

Childcare for 10:30AM Worship: Many families choose to keep their children in the 10:30AM worship service until the children’s dismissal. Children are always more than welcome to remain in worship with their families. 4th through 5th graders typically stay in worship with their families, except when we have Kids on the Rock (once a month, usually a 3rd or 4th Sunday), in which case their dismissal time will be noted in your bulletin.

  • Nursery (0 – 2): Childcare for this age group on Sundays is available for the duration of both worship services. The nursery classroom is located on the first floor of our Education Wing, Room E-107. Nursery-age children must be picked up after worship services by a parent or guardian (not a sibling).
  • Preschool (age 3 by 12/30 through Pre-K): Childcare for this age group is provided during both worship services. The preschool classroom is located on the top floor of our Education Wing, Room E-202. Preschoolers must be picked up after worship services by a parent or guardian (not a sibling).
  • Kindergarten – 3rd grade: Children of this age grouping may attend Sunday School during the 9:15AM service and are also welcome to Children’s Church during the 10:30AM service following the children’s dismissal (which is noted in your bulletin’s order of worship). K-3rd graders will be brought back to the sanctuary at the conclusion of the 10:30 worship service.
  • Sunday School is available for ages 3 through 5th grade at 9:15AM on Sundays, September through May. Our preschool through Pre-K curriculum focuses on the telling of Bible stories, songs, crafts, and fun activities! Our elementary programs are based on the Workshop Rotation Model, in which the children spend several weeks learning one Bible story in many different ways; each week the classes rotate to a different workshop that emphasizes a different style of learning (i.e. drama, missions, art, computer, video, games, and cooking). Classrooms are located in our Education Wing.

If you have questions about our children’s programs, please contact our Director of Christian Education, Janet French.