We are excited to announce that New City Kids & Students will return to in-person gatherings on Sunday, July 12!

Physical Distancing Guidelines:

  • After you register for the service, name tags will be printed by a member of the NCK team and ready for parents at the entrance of New City Kids.
  • Only three parents at a time will be allowed beyond the drop-off entrance doors. As parents leave, other parents will be let in. Pick up will be the same.
  • Children will remain in small groups and every effort will be made to keep the same children and teachers together.
  • Developmentally appropriate small group activities will be arranged throughout the space for our 2 ’s class, preschool and elementary aged children.
    • Small children will be encouraged to sit on our “spot dots” that will be spaced out and utilized during any large group “story time.” Elementary kids will use chairs.

Teacher-to-Child Ratio & Group Sizes

Classroom Ratios will be as follows:

Nursery — 3 adults / 5 children
1’s class — 3 adults / 5 children
2’s class — 3 adults / 5 children
Preschool — 3 adults / 6 children ( 1 adult and 2 children to a table)
Elementary — 1 adult / 5 children — 5 groups max — 1 group leader for 5 kids

*Kids will be in small groups, with safe distance between kids and chairs will  be used to ensure proper distancing.  We’ll have a limit of 3 groups per room,  with a maximum of 3 adults and 15 kids per room.

Students — All small groups with proper distancing standards upheld.

Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures

All persons entering NCK and NCS must be screened prior to check-in. The screening process will include the following:

  • Volunteers and children will get a temperature check and have their hands sanitized. If a temperature of 100 degrees or more is indicated, they will not be permitted in NCK for the morning. 
  • Children that exhibit any of these symptoms are asked to not attend NCK or NCS until they have been symptom free for 48 hours, including, but not limited to: runny nose, cough, red eyes, skin rash, diarrhea and lethargy.
  • Only three parents at a time will be allowed beyond the drop-off entrance doors.
  • Students will be dismissed from NCS. Please establish a place for your student to meet you after they are dismissed from their programming.

Sick Policy

  • If your child currently, or in the past 48 hours, has had a temperature of 100 degrees or more, they will not be permitted in NCK or NCS for the morning. 
  • If your child shows any other symptoms of illness, including but not limited to – runny nose, cough, red eyes, skin rash, diarrhea, lethargy, we will ask that they not attend NCK until they have been symptom free for 48 hours.

Each family must answer “NO” to the following questions in order to be checked into a classroom:

  • Have you or your child experienced any fever or flu-like symptoms in the past week?
  • Have you or your child been exposed to someone who you know or believe has the Coronavirus in the 14 days?
  • Have you or your child  traveled outside of the state in the last week?

Cleaning and room policies

Check-in process: All check-in tablets and printers will be used by NCK volunteers only and disinfected after each use and between services. Name tags will be printed by a member of the NCK team and ready for parents at the entrance of New City Kids.

Infant room:

  • Each child will be given a blanket when they arrive. The blanket will move about the room with the child. If the blanket becomes soiled, it will be replaced.  All toys, blankets, etc. will be specifically for each service time. There will be no cross contamination from service to service.
  • No diaper bags will be permitted in the infant room.
  • Pacifiers must be clipped to your child. 
  • No diaper changes unless they are necessary. NCK will provide a fresh, disposable diaper for your child. 
  • All surfaces and toys will be disinfected prior to each service time and throughout each service.
  • All NCK volunteers will wash their hand prior to entering and periodically throughout each service. Hand sanitizer will be available in each room.
  • Room will be disinfected after each service and the previous service toys, blankets etc, will be stored.

Toddler rooms (1 year old and 2 year old rooms):

  • No diaper bags will be permitted in the room.
  • Pacifiers must be clipped to your child. 
  • No diaper changes unless they are necessary. NCK will provide a fresh, disposable diaper for your child. 
  • All surfaces and toys will be disinfected prior to each service time and throughout each service.
  • All NCK volunteers will wash their hand prior to entering and periodically throughout each service. Hand sanitizer will be available in each room.
  • Room will be disinfected after each service and the previous service toys, blankets etc, will be stored.
  • Snack will be served on a disposable placements and cups. No personal sappy cups will be permitted.
  • All door handles will be disinfected throughout service time.
  • Each classroom will have toys, snacks and supplies for their service time only. All items will have been disinfected prior to the service and placed in a plastic bin.

Preschool / Elementary / Student Areas:

Children/students will use hand sanitizer as they enter the space and   immediately move into their small group.

  • All surfaces, toys and supplies will be disinfected prior to each service time and throughout each service.
  • All NCK volunteers will wash their hand prior to entering and periodically throughout each service. Hand sanitizer will be available in each room.
  • All toys and supplies will be specifically for each service time. There will be no cross contamination from service to service.
  • Room will be disinfected after each service and the previous service and supplies, toys, blankets etc, will be stored.
  • Snack, if applicable, will be served on a disposable placements and cups. No personal sippy cups will be permitted.
  • All door handles will be disinfected throughout and between all services.
  • Each classroom will have toys, snacks and supplies for their service time only. All items will have been disinfected prior to the service and placed in a plastic bin.

Family Responsibility

We ask that all families exercise personal responsibility during this time in efforts to  keep all kids and families of New City Church healthy and safe. In addition to the other policies and procedures outlined here, and in addition to our general policies, we ask families to observe and respect the following expectations:

  • Do not bring children who have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the past week (with or without fever).
  • Notify New City Kids or New City Students if/when any member of their immediate family has been diagnosed or directly exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or if/when any child begins experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Help to educate and equip children and family on the importance of social distancing behavior.

Guidelines to Volunteer in Kids and Student Ministry during COVID-19:

  1. All volunteers must have no underlying medical conditions which would predispose them to a complication of COVID-19.
  2. All volunteers must be willing and able to follow the policies and procedures as outlined here. It is not mandatory, but all volunteers have the option to wear face-masks while serving in NCK or NCS.
  3. Any volunteer who does not feel comfortable serving in NCK or NCS is asked to communicate that prior to reopening. We understand that feelings may change over time, along with your availability.
  4. All volunteers must be willing to submit to the health and safety screening  questions, as outlined in these policies.  Any volunteer who fails the screening process will be asked not to serve on that Sunday.