Nursery

Nursery care is available from 8:45-10:15 and 10:45-12:15
Children between the ages of 1 and pre-kindergarten age will enjoy a warm and happy environment with our professional staff in the Common Room. This room is located in the main Fellowship Building adjacent the kitchen. The facility is safe, clean and equipped with toys, puzzles and blocks.

We ask that you please provide any equipment your child may need (such as bottles, extra diapers, snacks, etc.) in a bag, clearly marked with your child’s name. Please also sign in with the caregiver when you arrive. Children in this room may be dropped off before the service, or after the “Time for All Ages” portion of the service.

Children of any age are also welcome to remain with their parents in worship.

Preschool: Chalice Children

Preschool kids (typically 4-year-olds) are filled with curiosity and wonder. We use the same curriculum each year for this group. It’s called Chalice Children and is provided to us by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Repetition and patterns work well with them, so each Sunday follows a typical pattern. We have a brief playtime followed by a simple song or two. A story with a children’s book follows, then it’s time for a fun activity!

Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, our young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Their time in Chalice Children can set a pattern for the rest of their lives and bring lasting benefits.