Due to Covid restrictions and safety concerns, childcare will not be offered until further notice.
Our MOPS KIDS program provides care for children ages birth through kindergarten. While mothers attend the MOPS meetings, children enjoy a program designed to meet their needs.
Benefits for MOPS KIDS include:
Your children will receive quality care and spiritual teaching through fun and educational activities while you attend the MOPS meeting. Playing, crafts and bible stories are all a part of the package.
The classes are divided as follows:
Zero* to Walkers
Walkers to Two's
Three's to Five's
* Infants 0-6 months are welcome to stay
with the mother during MOPS meetings
The MOPS KIDS program has limited registration for safety reasons. Classes may change dependent on number of children.
Our MOPS KIDS program is critical to the success of our MOPS organization. Without the dedication of our MOPS KIDS volunteers and workers, we could not offer our ministry.
The following are guidelines essential to the care and development of your children.
When Your Child Cries…..We would love for your child to take advantage of our age-appropriate activities and lessons in our moppets program. We understand you may need to keep them with you at times. If you desire to have your child with you, please be sensitive to those around you. If your child becomes fussy, you may sit in the back or exit to the foyer where you can still hear the speaker.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Sick Child Policy
Fevers are common in young children and are often a signal that something is wrong. If your child has a fever of 101.0F or higher, please keep him or her home. If your child develops a fever of 101.0F or higher while at MOPS KIDS, you will be called to pick him/her up. If your child’s fever is less than 101.0 F, you will be notified and you may express your wishes to us at that time.
Our policy is that your child must remain free of fever for 24 hours before returning to MOPS KIDS, and area pediatricians agree with this policy. The 24 hours begins when your child’s fever has broken and remains in a normal range.
Diarrhea and Vomiting
Diarrhea due to illness is highly contagious. If your child has diarrhea, please keep him/her home. If your child has 3 or more diarrhea episodes, or any uncontained diarrhea while at MOPS KIDS, you will be called to pick him/her up. Our care providers use gloves while changing diapers and use proper hand washing techniques between diaper changes. The changing table is also disinfected after every diaper change. Please understand that germs from diarrhea can be spread through carpets, toys, swings and direct contact. It is very difficult to keep from spreading these germs to other children.
If your child vomits while at MOPS KIDS, you will be called immediately to pick him/her up. Please keep your child at home until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped. When children return too soon, there is a much higher rate of recurrence and contagiousness.
Coughs and Colds
Colds are a common occurrence. However, there are some symptoms that warrant keeping a child home. These include, but are not limited to: bad cold with hacking or persistent cough, green or yellow nasal drainage, productive cough with green or yellow phlegm being coughed up. These symptoms may be present with or without a fever.
If your child has just a cold, please notify their teacher. We encourage extra fluids and proper hand washing. If there are cold medicines you know will make your child more comfortable, we will administer them with your written permission. Please do not expect a teacher to keep a child with a cold indoors. If your child cannot participate in the ordinary daily routine, he/she is probably too sick to be in MOPS KIDS. Fresh air with proper attire is always healthy.
A rash may be a sign of many illnesses, such as measles or chicken pox. In infants, an external rash may be a sign that something is going on internally. Please do not send your child to MOPS KIDS with a rash until the doctor says it is O.K. to do so.
In some instances you will be asked to keep your child home until we have written permission from your doctor saying your child is well enough to return to MOPS KIDS. Please understand this is for your child’s well being along with the well being of the healthy children at MOPS KIDS and their families.
Bringing In Ill Children
If your child is not infectious and your doctor has said they may return to MOPS KIDS, but your child is still not feeling 100%, please see that we have everything to make him/her comfortable. Items such as extra clothing, pillows, blankets, medication, etc. are very helpful to your child.
If your child goes to the pediatrician and is prescribed medication, please keep your child home until they have completed 24 hours of antibiotic treatment. If your child is to receive antibiotics at MOPS KIDS, please bring in the labeled bottle from the pharmacy and a syringe or other measuring device. We can administer antibiotics and other medications to your child with your written consent.