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Fall 2019 - 2020 Kids' Playhouse

Drop off your children (1 - 5 year olds) for a fun morning for them & a well-deserved break for you!

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • September 10, 2019 - April 30, 2020
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $40 per family due in addition to and with the first payment
  • Entire Program Year Fee: $396 for the entire program year (9 payments of $44, due the 1st of each month; 9 payments of $39, due the 1st of each month, per each additional child from the same family)
  • Registration is required. Cancelled classes will be made up at the end of the year

Fall 2019 Job Openings

Do you love Jesus and have a heart for sharing God's Love and Word with children? Kids' Playhouse is currently hiring adults (age 18 and older) to care for and serve as fall classroom teachers, assistants and substitutes. If you have experience working with children and are interested in learning more about working for the Kids' Playhouse program, contact Theresa Grosh at kidsplayhouse@etownbic.org for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions About Kids' Playhouse

What will my child's morning look like?
Every room's schedule is a little different, but all classes have the same basic elements to their morning: play time, story time, gym time, and snack time. Older classes will also have craft time and educational times.

May I stay with my child when I drop him/her off?
It is understandable that you would want to stay with your child for a few minutes when you drop them off, especially if they are experiencing some separation anxiety. Generally, we like parents to say their goodbyes and make their exit. We have found this is the best approach because when one parent stays, other children notice that their mom or dad is missing. Of course, every child is different, and we trust you to do what is best for your child.

What do you do if my child does not stop crying?
It is natural for young children to experience some separation anxiety. Our general rule-of-thumb is that if a child does not stop crying within 15 minutes, we will contact the parents. We find that in most instances if mom and dad are out of sight, it is usually possible to distract the child and engage him/her in another activity.

What things should my child bring to Kids' Playhouse?

  • 1 – 4 year old classrooms: A bag with an extra set of clothes, a diaper/pull-up, and a cup labeled with your child's name.
  • 4 & 5 year old classroom: A backpack with an extra set of clothes

Is this a preschool?
We are not a preschool. Our program is designed to give parents and caregivers a morning off and introduce children to the concepts of learning and structure. While we are not a preschool, we still care about your child's development and assist them in the early stages of learning through interaction and exploration.

What are the drop-off/pick-up procedures?

  • Drop-off: Your child will be checked in via a computer check-in system in our church lobby. The system will print two labels: a nametag label for your child to wear on his/her back and a check-out label (which will list all of the children you have checked in) for you to keep to present to your child's teacher at check out.
  • Pick-up: When picking up your child, you will present the check-out label to your child's classroom teacher. The classroom teacher will verify that the check-out label's code matches the code on your child's nametag. The classroom teacher will keep your check-out label and remove your child's nametag before your child leaves the classroom. While this is a time of excitement for your child to be reunited with you, generally we ask that you wait until your child's teacher dismisses him/her. This allows safe monitoring of the children as they leave.

What do I do if I am going to be late picking up my child?
If you know in advance that you will be late, we ask that you make arrangements for another adult to pick up your child. Please let the teacher know also. In an unforeseen emergency, call the church office (717.367.2651) and we will have someone stay with your child until you arrive.

Where do I drop off my payments?
You can drop your check with the provided payment coupon(s) outside of the main office door in the Drop Box.

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