Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Childcare

Childcare is offered for infants through 5 grade for parents attending choir rehearsals, Mom-To-Mom meetings, and some Bible study classes. It may also be available during other church events. Please contact the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry, Renee DeVaney, for further details.

Childcare is available for those utilizing the Sports & Rec Center for $2 per child per hour, as time and space allows.

We ask for a 48-hour advance reservation for childcare and kindly ask that you notify us if you decide not to use our services prior to the event. Please check the church calendar to see if childcare is available during your event.

We also offer a weekday childcare program called Let’s Play!  It is available on a limited basis for children at least 12 months of age and walking. The cost for Let’s Play! is $10.00 for one child and $5.00 per child for each additional child. Reservations can be made one week in advance of the date you wish to attend.  Please remember space is limited and you must have a reservation.

For reservations or additional information, please contact Renee DeVaney or call the church office and leave a message at extension 233. Please include your name, phone number, the names and ages of your children, and what event you will be attending.

Our Childcare Staff and Procedures

Childcare is located in the north hallway of the north education building. Each one of our sitters has completed a background check and received necessary training, including CPR and basic first aid. Please sign in on the attendance roster indicating where you will be and any special instructions regarding your child’s care. In the event of fire or evacuation, children will be escorted to the northeast corner of the parking lot.

Please bring all necessary items with you. Make sure all belongings, including the bag, are labeled. Parents are responsible for supplying bottles, milk, formula, juice cups, finger foods, pacifiers and loveys. Make sure to label all items, including the diaper bag, that you bring.  Sometimes there are quite a few children and the childcare staff cannot take time to stop and label everything that comes out of a child’s bag.  If you use cloth diapers, include a seal-able plastic bag for soiled diapers.

Please note any concerns about allergies on the sign-in sheet as a light snack may be offered during your child’s stay.

The welfare of the children under our care is our first priority. If your child becomes ill, you will be notified immediately. Please refrain from bringing your child if he or she has had any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours: diarrhea, vomiting, fever, rash, or virus.  Children who have seen a physician and/or taken antibiotics for 48 hours will be admitted at the discretion of the nursery staff and director. Please understand that any decision regarding an ill child is made to provide a healthy and comfortable atmosphere for all children and staff members.

Please make sure you have a Medical Release Form on file at CUMC for your child.  

For questions or reservations e-mail Renee DeVaney.