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Children's Ministry

"The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children.

Deuteronomy 6:4–7


It is my desire as Minister to Children to nurture your child’s spiritual formation of faith in a Christ-centered environment. Each child should have the opportunity to grow and learn about Christ and his amazing gift of salvation. It is my hope that when your child attends our children’s ministry programs that they feel loved and known by myself, our teachers, and by Christ.

–Crystal Byrd, Minister to Children

 

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Upcoming Events

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS

INFANTS/CRAWLERS

Mary Elwell

Marcia Farris

Janet Hardage

Kay Mercer

PreK

Marilyn Lassetter

Ada Sewell

1 YR OLD

Robin Nipper

Paula Swing

Kindergarten

Neva Weaver

LeAnn Williams

Steve Williams

2 YR OLD

Vicki Stewart

Leanne Warren

1st Grade

Bettye Carlton

Robyn Stapleton

3 YR OLD

Robbi Mullinax

Buddy Williams

Susan Williams

2nd Grade

Gary Schaffner

Ron Hammons

CHILDCARE WORKERS

Pari, Azam, Kubra, Nazia, and Tehmina

3rd Grade

Peggy Moss

Phil Moss

Sarah Redwine

LIL' K

Mary Starcevich

Summer Hanning

4th Grade

Russell Cole

Chesca Baily

5th Grade

Lisa Stegner

Katherine Brooks

Jon Seratte

2013-2014 Children's Ministry Team

Jamie Fields (Chair), Leanne Warren (Co-Chair), Ginger Elliot-Teague, Russ Cole,

Stacy Strevett, and Kathy Bowen

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Preschool

The preschool ministry at First Baptist Church focuses on teaching preschoolers about Jesus and His love. Through loving relationships preschoolers learn who Jesus is, what it means to be a Jesus friend, how to trust the church, and where love can be found. Each week preschoolers have the opportunity to play, discover, sing, taste, listen, dramatize, feel, and read as they learn more about God. It is our desire to help children and their parents develop a positive image of God through quality Preschool Ministries.

We are pleased to be able to provide, to all families that attend church related functions, the peace of mind of a private paging system and numbered security stickers. The parent/guardian of any child left in the Early Childhood area can request to check out a nursery pager when they leave their child and fill out a security sticker.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Preschoolers begin their Sunday morning with Sunday school where they will bring the Bible to life through stories, songs, art, nature, puzzles, home living and more. The whole family is invited to take part in Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. After Bible Study the preschoolers have the opportunity to continue to learn about God’s love in ETC (Extended Teaching Care) during the worship service. Preschooler’s curiosity is encouraged in both Bible Study and ETC as they develop a foundation for knowing who God is. Infants - 3 years of age remain in their sunday school classroom for ETC. PreSchool and Kindergarten children go to room 108 for Lil' K.

Wednesday

Beginning August 20, 2014
5:45–7:30 p.m. during the Fall Semester

Children’s Choir and Worship, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Mini Musicians: PreK and Kindergarten, Room 217
Praise Kids: 1st - 5th Grade, Room 216

Wednesday Night Missions, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

PreK and Kindergarten: Room 208
1st - 5th Grade: Room 204

Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. to children and families participating in FBC Kids.

 

Parent/Child Dedication

Parent/Child Dedication is an opportunity for parents to present their child to their community of faith, publicly promising to raise him or her in a Christian home and to teach them what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. As a part of a family of faith, you are not raising your child alone. When our church comes together for a parent/child dedication, we are not simply celebrating the gift of a child and the commitment of a parent. We are embracing our responsibility to support families by teaching God’s Word, serving one another in love, training up disciples of Jesus and pointing others to Christ. In turn, the congregation covenants with the parents to share in the responsibilities of nurturing and teaching that child and helping them to grow in their faith.
Please contact if you are ready for your child dedication.

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Children

First Baptist Church desires to partner with parents as we educate children and model what it means to make Jesus our Lord and Savior. The Children’s Ministry is laying a foundation for children to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The journey does not end with the decision to accept Jesus, but continues to grow through daily/weekly discipleship.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday morning boys and girls meet for Bible Study. Through large and small group learning experiences, every child’s spiritual growth is encouraged.

Sunday

1st– 5th Graders start out in Large Group room 204 from 9:15– 9:35 a.m.; 9:35-10:15 a.m. they go to their classrooms as follows:

  • 1st Grade: 217
  • 2nd Grade: 216
  • 3rd Grade: 215
  • 4th Grade: 214
  • 5th Grade: 213

All children are dismissed from Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. and parents are required to pick up their child from their classrooms. No child is allowed to leave unattended without their grown-up.

Wednesday

Beginning August 20, 2014
5:45–7:30 p.m. during the Fall Semester

Children’s Choir and Worship, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Mini Musicians: PreK and Kindergarten, Room 217
Praise Kids: 1st - 5th Grade, Room 216

Wednesday Night Missions, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

PreK and Kindergarten: Room 208
1st - 5th Grade: Room 204

Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. to children and families participating in FBC Kids.

 

 

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Summer Ministries

Dates for Summer 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Program is provided for 11 weeks; CLOSED July 4.

SummerScope is offered for children exiting K - 5th Grade. 1st-2nd under the direction of Staci Rhea; 3rd-5th under the direction of Wes Clark.

Registration is currently available.

Questions?? Contact Marlene Hoyt, or 321-1753.

Other Offerings in the Summer include:
VBS, Kids Camp and MUCH more!!

SummerScope 2014

Exiting Kindergarten - 5th Grade for the 2013/14 school year
Start: Wed. May 28, 2014 End: Wed. Aug. 13, 2014 11 weeks of programming.
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We are currently still accepting applications.

Required forms include (but are not limited to):

  • Tuition Contract
  • Medical Release Form
  • Child Information Sheet provided by Oklahoma DHS
  • Swim/Transportation Permission
  • Updated Shot Records

All forms must be completed before the first day of attendance!

Registration Fee
The registration fee will be $50 for one child or $75 for more than one. This registration fee is non-refundable and is not included in the tuition.

Tuition Contract
A written contract stating amount due, dates due, and consequences for non-payment must be signed and dated by both the patron and the Executive Director. The patron will receive a copy of the signed document before registration is completed. Any financial arrangements must be agreed upon by the Executive Director or the Minister to Children.


Part-Time vs. Full-Time
Part time: 3 days or less a week = 33 days for the whole summer
Full time: 4 days or more a week

Any change in status from part-time to full-time or from full-time to part-time will require permission from the Summerscope Directors & Executive Director. After June 15th, there will not be any change from full-time to part-time status unless there are extenuating circumstances, this can only be discussed with the Executive Director.

Tuition Rates are as follows, for the 2014 Summer:
1 Child Full Time: $1550
2 Children Full Time: $2550
3 Children Full Time: $3550

1 Child Part Time: $1050
2 Children Part Time: $1850
3 Children Part Time: $2650

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Weekday Ministries

Monday - Friday the halls of FBC Norman are full of giggles!  From Parents' Day Out offered on Mondays and Wednesdays to Kaleidoscope after school program at the FLC.

Parents' Day Out (PDO)

 

August 2014

Summer 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

 

 

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope After-School program is focused on serving children, families and the community in providing a Christ-centered and grace-oriented environment.

Kaleidoscope after School program is a ministry of First Baptist Church and is a private non-profit organization.  Kaleidoscope provides a safe, supervised, faith-based environment for school-age children after school.  Kaleidoscope is licensed with the Department of Human Services and offers an a variety of self-directed daily activities with an emphasis on physical activity, socialization with peers, and self-expression through arts and crafts and daily activities.  We accept Pre-K through 5th grade.   Our hours are 2:45 until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year only. Kaleidoscope follows the Norman Public School calendar which is located at www.norman.K12.ok.us.

Program Information

2014/2015 Tuition Rates:
Call for availability. Some routes are full, but others are not!

4/5 days a week - $185/month
3 (or less) days a week - $135/month
$50 Registration fee for first child, $75 for 2 or more.


Payment for after school care will be due on the 1st of each month. After the 15th of the month, a $50 late fee will be added. There will be a $2 per minute late charge per child after 6pm.
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Kaleidoscope availability is limited to 100 children in the program and van availability is limited to 78.

Required forms will include (but are not limited to): Enrollment form, updated Immunization records, and a tuition payment contract. All parents MUST complete the required forms, pay the registration fee, and the September tuition at time of enrollment to be guaranteed the child is enrolled in the Kaleidoscope program.

Transportation

Van transport from selected schools will begin at 2:40pm. Van transportation is limited and if not available at your child's school they can be dropped off at Kaleidoscope at 3pm. Parents are required to call in each day BY NOON TO 360-5300 if their child is not attending. If a call is not received and a child is not picked-up the parent will be notified upon return of the school van by a Kaleidoscope employee.

Currently serving the following Norman schools:
Roosevelt, Truman, Washington, Lincoln, Madison, McKinley, Monroe, Cleveland
Adams, Jackson and Reagan.
Subject to change each school year based upon enrollment.

Schedule

After-School Schedule (2:40pm until 6pm Mon-Fri.) Open only when Norman Public Schools are in session.

Activities

Gym, outside play, skating, bowling, freeplay, computer lab, arts & crafts, gameroom, movie day, homework. Homework and tutoring are offered every day except Friday which is movie day.

Safety

Children will not be released from the program, to a person other than the parent, unless they are authorized on the child information form. State issued identification will be required at the time of pick-up, as well as a call from parent.
Child abuse will be reported to the proper authorities.
Children’s personal belongings will be kept in the child’s backpack in the Homework room.

Health Policy

If a child becomes ill or has an accident, Kaleidoscope will first try to contact the parents and if they cannot be reached we will call the emergency contacts.
Kaleidoscope will not administer children’s medicines.

Positive Discipline Policy

Kaleidoscope has a Positive Discipline policy and it is available for review.

Snacks

A nutritious snack will be provided daily for the children.

Contact Information

Family Life Center, FBC Norman, 405-360-5300

FBC Norman, 405-321-1753

Marlene Hoyt, Executive Director of Fee-Based Programs,

Downloads

Application for Kaleidoscope Employment

Parent Policies and Handbook

Payments-follow this link, then click on the Children drop down menu

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Parenting Links

Levels of Biblical Learning

Parent Life

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Playground

Playground spin 

Playground Hours of Operation

FBC Playground is open Dawn to Dusk

CLOSED to the Public on School Days Between the following time frames:

10:00 a.m. to Noon (Mondays and Wednesdays Only)

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Summer Break Hours

Closed to the Public, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NO FOOD * NO SMOKING * NO PETS

For more information please contact

(405)360-5300 or 321-1753

Playground Rules and Regulations

*Toddler Big Toy designed for 1 – 3 year olds. Capacity of 10.
*Preschool Big Toy for 2 – 5 year olds. Capacity of 40.

*School Age Big Toy for Elementary age children 5 – 12 years. Capacity of 75.

Supervision must be given to assure children under the age of 3 years do not climb on the School Age Big Toy. All children are required to be supervised at all times. Supervising adults must be 18 years or older.

The following adult/child ratios are to be followed at all times whether FBC use, rental or community:
1 - 3 year olds – 1/8
4 – 5 year olds – 1/15
6 year olds & up – 1/20

All gates must be closed at all times. North and East gates will remain unlocked with the understanding that hours of use be only from dawn to dusk.
South and West gates will remained locked unless needed for specific purposes such as equipment entry, FBC all church functions or permission is granted by the Church Administrator, Children’s Minister or Recreation Minister.
Entry and exit must always be made through one of the gates provided. The fence is to never to be climbed whether in play or in method of entry or exit.

Shoes are required on the playground.
No one is allowed to be on the playground wearing shoes with cleats, Heelys (tennis shoes with a roller heel) or roller skates/blades.

If any damage to the playground equipment, fence, gate or surface is found, please report it immediately to the Church Administrator or Recreation Minister at the FLC.

Any person that causes damage to the playground equipment, fence, gate or surface
through negligence of supervision or deliberation is responsible for the costs of repair.

The Neutron Spinner is designed for age 5 - 12. If a child cannot reach the Neutron Spinner on their own then they are too small to be on it.

Any bodily fluids such as blood or vomit must be cleaned up with water and bacterial disinfectant immediately. Please Notify someone in the church for clean-up.

Restrooms are available at the Family Life Center.

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