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Childcare at St. John's

The purpose of our church childcare is to provide exceptional care in a safe, well- staffed, loving environment that empowers parents to freely worship with total confidence in the care their little ones are receiving. St. John’s childcare program is staffed by paid, experienced workers who have passed a national background check and are certified annually in our churches Safe Sanctuary Policy. Click here for more information on our Health and Safety Policies for the children in our care.

Children's Chapel

9:30 & 11AM Worship services

(Ages 5-5th grade)

We believe that the Bible should be exciting and never boring, worship can be fun, and that relationships are key. We want kids to be a big part of our United Methodist Church Family which is filled with adventure, love, and joy in the midst of everyday life.

During the 9:30AM and 11AM worship services, children begin worship with their parents and are dismissed following the offering. We go upstairs in the Children’s Area to creatively worship with play, art and laughter! 

The guardian who has checked their child in can pick them up at the end of the worship service.

Nursery

All Sunday Worship Services

Newborns - 4 years old

Younger children (newborn to 4-years-old) will be cared for in the small group classrooms during all our worship services (8:15am, 9:30am, and 11:00am). The Nursery opens at 8:00am for drop off. We go beyond basic childcare for all of our little ones. They, too, will sing songs, hear a bible story, make something, and have fun! You will check them in, drop them off, and pick them up in the classrooms downstairs.

Do You Have a Check-in System?

All children need to be checked in at the Children's Welcome Desk located in the Children's Area. We have volunteers to guide you through this process and all of your information will remain private and secure.

Child Health & Safety Policies

Well Child Policy

We request that children not be brought to childcare if they have suffered from any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours:

  • Fever

  • Nausea or upset stomach, possibly including diarrhea and/or vomiting

  • Discharge in or around the eyes and/or pink eye

  • Contagious or questionable rash

  • Excessive coughing

  • Any communicable disease

  • If your child is being treated with an antibiotic, they should have received treatment for at least 24 hours before coming to nursery. If your child becomes ill while in nursery, you will be notified promptly. For your child’s protection, we ask our nursery staff to follow these same guidelines.

Medications

Staff are not permitted to administer any medications. We ask that all parents/guardians provide their children with the necessary medications. For more immediate and necessary medications such as Epi-Pen or inhalers, please contact the Director of Children and Family Ministries, Therese Macali at tmacali@stjohns-abq.org.

Snack Policy

Due to the sensitive nature of food allergies, we are no longer allowing snacks during Children's Chapel. Parents of Nursery children are asked to provide bottles or necessary snacks for their young children, keeping in mind that we are a nut-free facility.

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