We love our kids here at the Lafayette Vineyard. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for our kids to engage with one another, our paid staff and our incredible volunteers. Every week our kids have an opportunity to learn about the Bible in the presence of the Holy Spirit. They also play together and interact through games and free play. We have found that younger children respond well to seeing the same caregiver week after week, so each of our younger classrooms are staffed with the same paid caregiver each week and also a rotating parent volunteer. We do our best to create a safe and loving atmosphere for your child!
This room is for babies ranging from infant to walking age. The nursery has at least two adults working at all times. This room has a calm atmosphere with loving caregivers to tend to your baby.
This room is for one year old toddlers. There are two to three adults working at all times. These children play and interact with our trained staff. They have snack time.
This room is for children ages 2-3 years. There are two to three adults interacting with your children in this room. These children play, have simple bible lessons, sing songs, have snacks and have outside playground time.
This room is for children ages 4-5 years old. There are two adults stationed in this room. These children have bible lessons and coordinating games and crafts to support the weekly object lesson. They also have snacks, free play and playground time.
PRESCHOOL K5-2nd Grade
This room is for children grades K5-2nd grade. There are two adults teaching these children bible lessons and stories. This classroom is very interactive. They also have game time, snacks, and playground time.
This room is for 3rd-5th Grade. This class begins after our worship service. These children stay to worship with their parents and then are dismissed to this room for a teaching and discussion. These children also pray for one another.
LITTLE KID PLAYGROUND
This playground is exclusively for little ones up to 5 years old.
BIG KID PLAYGROUND
This playground is for older children age 6 and up. We also have a basketball court that our Kids Church kids use.
Our electronic check-in system helps to ensure the safety of our children. Parents are required to check their children in and out of their age appropriate classes under the supervision of our Children's Ministry Staff Administrator.
Because safety is our highest priority, background checks are performed on each of our staff members. We require attendance at the Vineyard for at least one year and a relationship with one of our staff pastors in order to volunteer in Children’s Ministry.
We have security cameras placed throughout the children’s ministry wing. Our classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds are monitored. We also employ a police officer during our Sunday morning service.