reopening all of ecco kids (INFANTS-5TH GRADE)
We are excited to announce the reopening of ECCO Kids! ECCO will be reopening the weekend of September 5th and 6th. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of your children and our volunteers. Please review the specific guidelines and a registration process to ensure your child has a spot for the service you choose to attend.
Register Your Child
Registration will go live Monday mornings at 10:00 am. You may register your child through the links provided here on the website or by going to our app: Home > Kids > Service Registration. Links will stay live until the time of service however, please keep in mind we have limited space so be sure and sign up your kids as early as you can.
Links will go live every Monday at 10:00 am for the following weekend services and will close Saturdays at 3:00 pm.
We are so excited for Halloween! This year on Halloween, we will not be having ECCO at the 7PM, but the main service will be available like usual. Because it is Halloween, we wanted to do something special for our families! We will be showing a family-friendly movie on the lawn during the 7PM service. We encourage you to bring your kids and spend some time with the families in our community! We also want to encourage your children to dress up on Halloween. Costumes that are fun and kid-appropriate are welcomed!
ARRIVAL | ENTRANCE | CHECK-IN
- Infants-5th Grade will enter through the ECCO Children’s entrance. That entrance will be marked by flags.
- All Families will be screened in the hall before entering the children’s area.
- No child, parent, or leader may attend who has or has had a fever (100.4 or higher), runny nose, cough, vomiting/diarrhea, or COVID-19 symptoms within the last 48 hours.
- You also may not enter if you have had direct contact with a person(s) who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days unless you have received a negative test result.
- Once you have been screened and presented your registration confirmation you are allowed to enter one of our manned check-in stations.
DROP-OFF | PICK UP
- Only one parent/guardian may drop off a child in a children’s area. If parents have a child in nursery, preschool, and elementary one parent may drop off in the nursery and the other may drop off in the preschool and elementary area.
- Drop off begins 15 minutes prior to service.
- The same parent who dropped off their child must pick up their child within 5 minutes of the service ending. We will be closed for 10 minutes between services to clean and disinfect.
This cannot be possible without you! If you are interested in volunteering with ECCO please fill out the form linked below or email
ALL WEEKEND SERVICES
In ECCO (Experience Community Children's Outreach) we strive to form meaningful Christ-centered relationships with kids from 6 weeks old to 5th grade. Our mission is to guide kids to the light of Christ through love. We focus on teaching the Gospel, praying, and worshiping God together. Through our curriculum (The Gospel Project) each student who attends ECCO starting at age 3 will go through the entire Bible three times before graduating to our middle school ministry! While here, kids get to engage with the Bible through small group time, prayer, song, dance, and a short video. Volunteers are screened before being allowed in classrooms and attend teacher training each year. We do not require teachers to have experience, just a love for Christ and kids!
In the Nursery, we aim to create a safe and fun environment for babies to grow in God's love. We know that dropping off young ones can be stressful for both kids and parents, so we are here to help the transition in whatever way possible. Parents are welcome to accompany their kids in the nursery for a few weeks or you can drop them off and run - we are here to help however we can! Our awesome volunteers are screened before being allowed in a classroom, so you know they are in safe hands. Only women can change diapers and supervise potty visits, just for parents' ease of mind. When our babies transition from the "crawlers" room to the "walkers" room, we begin telling them short Bible stories, offering a snack (bananas), and having praise and worship time together!
In our Preschool ministry, our goal is to create the first building steps towards a gospel-centered foundation for your child. We strive to teach the gospel on their level in a fun and interactive way. During the weekends, we worship by singing and dancing and teach the Bible to your child. We also have a huge emphasis on prayer and teaching your child that prayer is simply talking to their creator.
In our Elementary ministry, we work to continue building up a strong, gospel-centered foundation for your child. We do this by teaching them about the nature and character of God. Our hope is to partner with you in the discipleship of your child by creating environments, curriculum, and resources that center on the gospel of Jesus Christ. On the weekends, in ECCO, we worship through song, tell stories from the Bible, and gather in small groups by grade to talk about Scripture together and talk about life. Our number one goal is to meet your child where they are and build a long-lasting relationship with them.
Thank you for choosing to worship with us and share the Good News about Jesus with your family! We are going to continue to provide digital lessons you can do at home with your kids! Each week we will be posting new lesson videos and downloadable prayer outlines so you can help your children grow in their relationship with Christ! Here’s a quick rundown of the resources you will have access to.
Learn – Contains a weekly lesson detailing the highlighted Bible story to recap of the week.
Watch – Follow along with our interactive video lessons with your family! Additionally, you can check out other great worship videos, playlists, and other content on our ECCO Kids youtube channel at www.youtube.com/c/ECCOKids.
- Pray – Here, you will find a weekly family devotion and a prayer outline.
Nursery: Every month we rotate through a Bible story for our older Toddlers and Twos classroom. We often coordinated these lessons with our Preschool and Elementary curriculum so that our families are able to continue these faith and character principles throughout the week with their entire family. Our curriculum is age-appropriate, simple and fun and are designed to introduce our youngest little ones to the love and power of Jesus Christ.
Pre-School-5th: The Gospel Project takes your child on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. They will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. Over a three year cycle, your child will go through all 66 books of the Bible. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.
Our Mother’s Room is located within our Nursery and exists to provide mothers with infants an environment that is safe, quiet, and private space that offers mothers an opportunity to attend weekend services while caring for their little one. We supply our Mother’s Room with bottle warmers, a Keurig (for moms who need caffeine or to fill a mug with warm water to heat a bottle of breastmilk), as well as basic infant essentials a mom may need.
The purpose of ECCO Childcare is to make authentic followers of Jesus Christ by offering free evening childcare to parents of the church, who attend weekly on-campus life groups and special events. During childcare we follow a Play, Teach, Craft, Pray routine. We value teaching students about the Bible and helping them grow in their relationships with God while having fun!