The mission of SunnysideKids is for children to…
Know God’s deep, deep, love
Be totally like Jesus
Follow the Holy Spirit to make a difference in the lives of others
We are passionate about teaching kids to know and love Jesus in a place that is fun and safe. The staff and volunteers are excited to partner with families, as your child(ren) learn what it means to be a fully committed follower of Jesus.
All of our staff and volunteers have completed Police Record Checks and are identified with name tags.
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Our nursery is located directly above the front foyer. Caring volunteers will look after your child during the services at 9:00 and 11:00am. Your child will be signed in and out and at which time you will receive a vibrating pager so that you can be reached at any point in the morning. The nursery hosts children from birth through age 2.
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:00 AM
Sunday School at 9:00am is a busy place with lots of kids. Children are dismissed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the service to their own age appropriate programming located downstairs. We begin our time together with high energy music before being invited into age appropriate classrooms. Classes are offered for 3 year olds through to Grade 8. Preschoolers are taught using First Look curriculum and the elementary classes use D6.
SUNDAY SCHOOL 11:00 AM
Sunday School at 11:00am is a great place to be. Children are dismissed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the service to their own age appropriate programming located downstairs. We begin our time together with high energy music before being invited into age appropriate classrooms. Classes are offered for 3 year olds to Grade 4. Preschoolers are taught using First Look curriculum and the elementary classes use D6.
CONNECT 4 SERVICES
Connect 4 services happen about once every quarter. The “4″ represents the desire to connect kids, youth, adults, and God. These are times when the whole church community worships together. Games, music, skits, and growing as a community ensue! For the 2 and 3 year olds there is an age appropriate activity offered during the sermon. Our next Connect 4 service will be December 20th.
Girls Club begins on September 16th and meets every other Wednesday at 6:30pm – 8:00pm. This program is for girls ages 5-9 and is an awesome place to build community and learn what it means to follow Jesus! We eat snacks, play games, create, pray, and look into God’s Word and what it means for us.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have been convinced of, because you know those from who you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:14-15
Sunnyside Wesleyan Church Child Protection Policy
Protecting Children and Youth at Sunnyside
We take very seriously our spiritual, moral and legal obligation to ensure a safe
and secure environment for children and youth participating in all our
- Sunnyside has in place an active Child Protection Policy that been approved by the church board.
- All employees and volunteers working with children or youth must be screened through a personal interview, personal reference check and police records check.
- Anyone working with children must also attend training sessions so that they are
aware of procedures and their obligations.
- All leaders and volunteers are easily identified by name tags
- We strive to ensure that two adults are present during children’s activities, although this isn’t always possible. If only one adult is present then we have the classroom door open so others can view the classroom. Many of our classrooms also have doors with window inserts, so that the classroom can be viewed from outside the room by parents or designated assistant(s) who periodically look into classes
throughout classroom time.
- Our plan to protect includes sign-out procedures.
Our child protection policy covers a number of other acceptable and unacceptable behaviours and actions towards children and youth.
- The Children’s Pastor keeps in regular contact with parents and consults them through a parents committee, to provide updates, receive suggestions for changes, and feedback.