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Early Childhood Ministry

Welcome to our Early Childhood Ministry page!

At Newport Mesa Church, our Early Childhood Ministry (infants through Kindergarten) exists to provide safe, nurturing, and engaging environments where kids discover God! We value each and every child and celebrate how unique God created them to be. Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as you lead your children to grow spiritually. Please feel free to contact Eunice Pimentel, our Early Childhood Director, if you have any questions about our program.

OUR FOUR VALUES:

Relationships | Discipleship | Safety | Fun!

What you need to know/What to expect:

SUNDAY MORNING CELEBRATION SERVICES

We have two identical Sunday morning celebration services at 8:45 and 10:30 am in our Early Childhood Center.

In our Infant (0 – 12 months), Young Toddler (13-23 months) and Old Toddler rooms (24-35 months) we provide a warm, loving environment, introducing children to God and his love. We read stories, sing songs, stroll and play.

In our Preschool (3- early 4 years), Pre-K and Kindergarten Rooms, we provide hands-on experiences, along with song and movement, to help young children discover God’s Word. Children participate in a Bible story, intentional learning centers, and outdoor play.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

6:30-8:15 pm in our Early Childhood Center

Rainbows is a discipleship program for Pre-K children. Children will have the opportunity to learn God’s Word in a fun, club-like atmosphere. Learning God’s Word, earning badges, playing games, and participating in lots of fun activities are at the top of the list for this group! The focus for Rainbows is to teach your child Biblical values by reading stories out of the Bible and memorizing God’s Word. At the end of every month, your child will receive a badge that represents that Bible verse that he or she has memorized.


OTHER EVENTS

Parents’ Night Out

At Newport Mesa Church we LOVE and appreciate our parents. Four times a year, we provide age-appropriate programs for your children in a safe environment and at a minimal cost so you can enjoy an evening with your spouse or friends without having to worry about your kids! Visit the Parents’ Night Out page to find out when the next one is.

Ages: Infants- 6th grade

Time: Friday night, 5:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $12 for one child, $11 per each additional sibling

Location: Newport Mesa Church

Enrollment: Must Sign up in advance, as we do not take sign-ups at the door.


Sick Policy

We want to keep your little ones happy and healthy! We adhere to strict guidelines in order to ensure good health for both our children and staff. We ask parents to keep their children at home or in adult church if they are showing signs of illness such as discolored mucus or fever.

Safety Policy

All employees and volunteers are subjected to a mandatory screening process which includes a complete application, employment/personal references, an interview, background check, and mandatory training.

Opportunities to Serve

  • Parent Co-op Come spend time in one of our classrooms and get the chance to play an important role in your child’s spiritual formation. We ask that our parents service once a month.
  • Early Childhood If you love working with kids, consider joining our volunteer team. We’re always in need of huggers, storytellers, small group leaders, and worship leaders.
  • Elementary Volunteers Do you enjoy investing in young lives? Join our team as a small group leader, worship team musician, welcome crew, or a/v tech.
  • Special Friends Ministry Assist one of our special needs children as they participate in worship and learn about God.
  • Resource Help Organize, restock, and maintain resources that are used throughout the week. Scheduled individually.