Dutchtown Kids is more than just child care. It is an opportunity to partner with parents in raising kids who honor Christ with their lives. Each week we offer programs and events for kids of all ages; from six weeks old to 6th grade.
Our Inspiration “Then little children were brought to Him that He might put [His] hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And He laid [His] hands on them and departed from there.” Matthew 19:13-15
9:00 -10:00 a.m. We look forward to having your children join us for Bible-based programs that integrate fun, learning and spiritual growth. While our main focus is teaching your children about God and His will in their lives, our Sunday School teachers plan age-appropriate lessons to encourage spiritual growth and fellowship to make the classes stimulating and enjoyable. Children move to higher-level classes as they mature, with promotion to new classes occurring the first Sunday in September. Classes are structured according to school grade.
Children’s Church is offered during our Sunday Morning Worship Service for children between the ages of 3 years old through Kindergarten. Our goal is to help your child learn Bible truths as we set them on a course to discover God’s Word. We seek to bring age appropriate worship where children can learn that they belong to the family of God. Each week we offer activities that emphasize the Bible truths through stories, crafts, games and play.
AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Awana is a program combining Bible memorization with an awards system. As children memorize Scripture and learn biblical principles, they earn awards. Children between the ages of 3 years old through 6th grade meet each Sunday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. A $20 registration fee includes Awana books and uniforms. Additional information about Awana can be found at their website www.awana.org.
Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“REPRESENT” (1st through 6th grade)
Each Wednesday night children come and learn what it means to represent Christ or be an ambassador for Him. A life in Christ should be one that overflows with love for the Savior and for others accompanied by a desire to tell others about Him.
2 Corinthians 5:20, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
The Children in Action curriculum (wmu.com/children) is used throughout the year as children learn to pray for missions, give to missions, learn about missions, and do missions through the power of Christ.
During the months of September through December, Wednesday nights are primarily focused on preparation for a Christmas musical that is presented during the month of December.
“SONshine on the Bayou” (3 years through Kindergarten)
The Missions Friends (wmu.com/preschool) curriculum is used throughout the year as children learn about missions through age appropriate activities including crafts, puzzles, stories, and music.
The preschoolers also work on special music during the fall to be presented the Christmas season.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is held for one week in the summer from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bible instruction and fun activities are combined for an awesome week. The children spend time in Bible study, singing songs, doing crafts and learning about missions.
Parties and other get-togethers are held throughout the year so children have time to just hang out and get to know each other. There also are times when students give short presentations, such as reciting Bible verses or singing, during church services.