Recently I went to the Drive Conference at Northpoint Church in Atlanta, GA. It was like drinking from a firehose. I learned so much and took so many pitures. I decided to share my info with all of you in hopes that you can learn from them just like I did.
Before the conference began, I had the opportunity to tour Woodstock City Church, and spend a lot of time behind the scenes. Woodstock City Church is one of Northpoint Church’s campuses. They use the same curriculum, systems and processes. Their staff and volunteers were absolutely incredible. Over the next few posts I will share with you all kinds of things that I learned and show you pictures of some of the things that they do to make their kids ministry awesome! Today I’m going to show you some of the pics from the Preschool Area, aka, Waumba Land.
This is the entrance to Waumba Land. (above)
The view from inside the doors. Check out this post about Birthdays.
The hallways in Waumba Land.
Strollers are ready in the hallway in case they need to evacuate quickly.
Love that they incorporated 3-D sculptures for the kids to touch as well as murals.
This interactive feature was a huge hit with the kids. They would spin the flower and it would make the fish “jump”. (It made the wheel turn that had fish on it so it looked like they were jumping behind the rock.)
They bring their preschoolers to one area for Large Group Time. This place looked fantastic! More about this in another post.
Preschoolers sit on a tiered seating area with their small groups.
I loved how organized their curriulum and supplies were for their toddler program. It was super easy for any volunteer to know what to do and where to find what they needed. More on that in another post.
They had signs in their rooms that clearly outlined expectations for volunteers. They looked professional and communicated policies in a way that was easy to understand. Check out this post about Kids Ministry Signs.
Their preschool classrooms were very organized and only had what was needed in them. Their curriculum was very intentional about the activities the kids would be doing that day, so they didn’t have a lot of toys to clutter up their space.
Their nursery rooms were neat and organized and looked like they were ready to care for babies when they arrived.
Their nursing mother’s room was comfortable for moms. The wall art communicated the vision for their preschool ministry and the TV allowed them to watch the service while they were there. They even had a small fridge stocked with bottles of water. Love the attention to every detail!
Over the next few weeks I will share more pictures of the things I learned at Woodstock City Church. I’ll add some links on this page as I add more info. If you want to know when more posts are added, be sure to sign up with your email address to be notified when a new post is added.
For more information about how they celebrate birthdays for kids, check out this post.
For more information about the signs they use in the preschool area, check out this post.
For more information about their nursing mother’s room, check out this post.