Summit kids FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Each of our volunteers has completed a New Leader Orientation Class which includes age-level training, a thorough review of our safety and security policies, and a background check. This detailed process ensures that we will provide your child with the best possible care in a safe and secure child-friendly environment.
At the time of check-in, a loving and trained volunteer leader will greet you. On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a registration form providing us with your basic information, including a phone number for a cell phone that you have in your possession. You and your child will receive a check-in tag specifically created for your child. To ensure their security, your child will not be released without the presentation of your corresponding tag or a photo ID. On your next visit, you will check-in at an iPad station with your phone number.
We will send you a text if we need to contact you for any reason during the service. Please keep your phone available, with the sound turned off on vibrate. If your child has difficulty acclimating or experiences separation anxiety, our volunteer leaders will immediately soothe your child. If your child is unhappy for an extended period of ten minutes, we will text you. If you think we may not have your correct mobile number or want to add an additional number, stop at the Summit Kids Check-In Desk in the main lobby for assistance.
Summit Kids Check-In opens 10 minutes before the beginning of each service. Please return to pick-up your child right after the worship services have ended.
We will need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birthdates, home address, phone number(s), email address, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. This information is entered into our Summit Kids database to help maintain our secure check-in system.
Every piece of information helps us serve your kids better! Your child’s birthdate helps us place them in the right classroom. Your address will be used to send a welcome postcard to your child. Your mobile phone number(s) allows us to text you during service if your child needs you. Your email address lets us send you important information in our weekly parent email.
Only if we have their phone number! If someone other than a parent or legal guardian checks in your child, that person needs to have their own listing in our church database and use their own phone number at check-in. We are happy to help them at the Summit Kids Check-In Desk in the main lobby.
For the protection of all the children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a runny nose, fresh cold (four days or less), fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea or any other signs of illness. We request that you not place your child in the program while they are at risk of exposing other children. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our Bergen Park’s program a healthy place!
Our curriculum “The Gospel Project” is a three-year chronological, Christ-centered Bible study designed for kids of all ages, that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ and identifies all of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith.
Your child’s safety is important to us, and we have many elements working together to keep every child safe. Each of our Summit Kids staff and volunteers have been through an extensive orientation process and has been screened to work with your child. All volunteers have been given a government-run national, state and country background check and receive ongoing training about child safety. We also maintain a thorough safety protocol throughout the hour, including a security tag system for check in and pick up.
Summit Kids is a nut-free space. Gluten-free snacks are available upon request. Our volunteers are not authorized to give medication but will notify you if needed.