Preschool Guidelines and EXPECTATIONS

Wellness Policy

To ensure the health and staff, we ask that sick children not attend the ministry.

Young preschoolers are very susceptible to colds, flu, and other diseases.  We realize a child's illness can be a difficult time for a parent, and it is often frustrating to rearrange your schedule to provide care for a sick child at home.

First Baptist Plainview desires to help eliminate these concerns as much as possible.  This requires that our classrooms have the healthiest environment possible.  The best way to prevent illness is to prevent exposure.  With prevention in mind, we ask parents keep preschoolers at home when any of the following signs of illness are present:

  • Severe cold/sneezing
  • Temperature of 99.6 or higher within the past 24 hours
  • Persistent cough/sore throat or swollen glands
  • Red or sore eyes/crust around lash area/pink eye
  • Discharge from nose that is thick or not clear
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Undiagnosed skin eruptions or rashes
  • Fainting or seizures
  • Signs or symptoms compatible with communicable diseases
  • Lice or nits within the past 24 hours.

What to Expect

After you have completed the check-in process, simply wave a quick goodbye and leave for the worship service or Discipleship Class.  It is normal for a little one to cry when separated from their parents.  Our teachers and aids will immediately try to create interest in a toy or activity and give assurance of your return.  Our leaders have been trained and desire to nurture your child in the best manner.  However, if your child cries for an extended period of time, we will find you and let you know.

Babies and Toddlers will experience a safe, clean environment in which they can play and experience lots of loving care provided by our committed volunteers and paid workers.  During their stay with us, they will be introduced to the concept of God and His Love for us through the use of music, video, and story time.

Snacks are provided for the children once they graduate to the Toddler classroom.  If your child has an allergy, please inform the leaders when you check in your child.

What to Bring

What should I bring for my child under the age of 2?

WHen packing a diaper bag for your child, please include the following items:

Two or three disposable diapers (no cloth diapers please).

Pacifier or other soothing security item.

An extra set of clothes

Bottle of milk, formula, juice or water.

Please label all personal items with child's first name and last name before arriving to child's class.

Adults who work with our children have undergone a background check and training for working with children through the Ministry Safe program.