Jesus loves the little children. And FBC Gautier does, too. Our Preschool Ministry is a nurturing place where caring adults show children God’s love in a warm, clean, and safe environment.
NURSERY HELPFUL HINTS
The following "Helpful Hints" should assist you in preparing you and your child in attending the Nursery Department. If you have any additional questions that are not addressed below, please call the Church office at (228) 497-4050.
-Feel free to tell the teacher any information you feel important.
-Inform one of the teachers if your child has a special problem such as an allergy, biting, etc.
-Please bring plastic, fully prepared, and ready-to-serve bottles and adequate disposable diapers in a diaper bag that is plainly marked with the baby’s name. Do bring extra clothing for children being toilet trained or newly trained. Label your child’s belongings: bottles, pacifiers, clothing, Bible, etc.
-Make sure that your child has not had any of the following symptoms in the 24 hours before arriving to church:
Fever of 100 (taken orally)
Diarrhea or vomiting
Acute cold (coughing or sneezing)
Rash or skin eruptions
Red or discharging eyes
Earache or sore throat
Green or yellow running nose
*Your child should be free of fever for 24 hours after a contagious disease before you bring him/her back to church.
- Extended sessions begins at 10:15 after Sunday School. All parents are encouraged to offer their services on a rotating basis.
Preschool Sunday School
Preschool Children are to be dropped off at their age appropriate class for Sunday School and Extended Session. The Preschool Sunday School hour begins at 9:15 A. M. each Sunday. It is followed by Extended Session which begins at 10:15 A. M.
Nursery: Preschool Building Room 319
Caring for babies from birth to about twelve months, the nursery focuses on encouraging babies to experience Christ’s love through His nursery workers.
Toddlers: Preschool Building Room 323
Children promote to the toddler room when they have mastered walking and are ready for advanced play. Toddlers focus on experiencing Christ’s love through His workers.
Two-Year Olds: Preschool Building Room 329
Teaching focuses on Bible stories, and application.
Three & Four-Year Olds: Preschool Room 332
Teaching focuses on Bible stories and application. Children create art projects of gluing, cutting with scissors, coloring, and painting. Mission Friends, Preschool choir, and Vacation Bible School are offered to four year olds.
Five-Year Olds: Room 213 upstairs in Education Building
Teaching focuses on Bible Stories and application. Children create art projects of gluing, cutting with scissors, coloring, and painting. Mission Friends, Preschool choir, Vacation Bible School, are offered to five year olds. *Five-year olds do not have extended session.
Mission Friends is the preschool organization of WMU designed for preschoolers, 2 years old through kindergarten. They meet each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 P. M in the Preschool department. Its main goal is to teach missions attitudes and concepts to all preschoolers.
In Mission Friends, preschoolers participate in developmentally and age-appropriate learning activities and experiences that help set the beginning stage for a mission’s lifestyle. As they participate in activities that provide repetition, stir curiosity, create a sense of accomplishment, help develop relationships, encourage investigation, and use their senses, they learn to help others and tell others about God's love and His Son, Jesus.
Ages 3-5 Preschool Building
Preschool Choirs offer children the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate choirs, musicals, and drama events. Packed with cool songs, fun activities, and spiritual applications, these programs will have your kids excited about choir each week! Preschool Choirs take place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm each Sunday.