Safety Precautions

Check-In & Check-Out Process

For security purposes, your copy of your child’s nametag will be required when you return to pick up any child. Children must be picked up by a parent or guardian. If you lose your receipt, please be patient as a Redemption Kids Supervisor verifies guardianship. If parents are needed at any time during the service, the number on their parent receipt that corresponds to their child’s nametag will be flashed on the screen in the sanctuary.

Well-Child Policy

We are only equipped to serve as a “well-child” ministry. Please avoid bringing a child to the classroom with any of the following:
-A temperature of 100* or higher
-Diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach, or any visible rash other than diaper rash
-Any drainage from the eyes/ears, open sores, nasal discharge that is green or yellow
-Extreme irritability or exhaustion
-Head lice or mouth sores
-Persistent coughing or sneezing (allergy or asthmatic symptoms excluded)
-If any member of the family contracts a contagious illness (i.e. pink eye, strep throat, head lice, chicken pox)
-Any illness that prevents them from fully participating in classroom activities

Classroom Sizes & Policies

For safety reasons, we do limit the number of children in a classroom at any given time. The classroom size is based on appropriate, pre-determined child-to-teacher ratios. Unfortunately, there are times, due to volunteer availability and classroom ratios, that we may have to turn children away in order to maintain a safe environment.

Please note that in order to provide a carefully screened environment with trained volunteers only, we must ask parents to refrain from entering any classroom unless requested by Redemption Kids Staff. If you would like to visit your child’s classroom, please have your child’s classroom leader or our Welcoming Director call a Redemption Kids Supervisor for approval.

For further safety purposes, bathrooms are checked before each service and are only to be used by children checked in to Redemption Kids during service.

 

Thoroughly Screened Volunteers

Our Redemption Kids volunteers go through an in-depth screening process, which includes completing an application, going through a background and reference check, being interviewed by a Redemption Kids Supervisor, completing training, and performing a classroom observation. Redemption Kids always has a CPR/First-Aid certified volunteer available during services.

Allergies & Medical Concerns

If your child has special allergies and/or medical concerns, please be sure to note these when first registering your child into our computer check-in system. These will appear every week on your child’s tag. If you forgot or need to add an allergy or medical concern to your child’s profile, our Welcoming Director can assist you at our New Family Check-In station.

Please be sure to place a red wristband on any child that has allergies or medical concerns so that our volunteers are alerted of these concerns. Communication with your child’s classroom leader as to their allergies or medical concerns can also ensure that your child’s needs are best met. A CPR and First-Aid certified volunteer is always available.

All of our classrooms are nut-free environments. If your child cannot have the provided snack, you are welcome to provide your own snack as long as it has been approved by a Redemption Kids Supervisor. (Children in our Nursery and Movers classrooms are only given a snack if requested or approved by the parent.)

 

Emergency Preparedness Plans & Training

In case of an emergency, all of our volunteers are trained on appropriate procedures and a CPR/First-Aid certified volunteer is always available.

In case of an evacuation, please pick up your child from the large grass area behind the two-story building on the east side of campus.

In case of a lock-down, all of our classroom doors will be locked until the situation has been deemed safe. You may pick up your child once the lock-down is removed.

 

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