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Journey Kids

(Infants – 5th Grade)

Helping Every Child Discover God

At Journey Kids your child will be welcomed into a safe, caring environment where they can learn, explore, create and have fun! Through simple Bible lessons they will learn about God’s love in a way that is easy for them to understand. They will do crafts, play games and have fun interacting with other kids in their age group. We would love for you and your family to visit us soon!

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In-Person Sunday Programs

Each week, kids will enjoy video storytelling, games and activities in a fun safe environment as they learn about God’s love. Our kids programs run at the same time while you attend in-person adult service at 9am or 11am.

Our weekly video content will also be posted online for those who aren’t quite ready to join us in-person.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WEEKLY VIDEO CONTENT

Environments


  • Nursery | Infant–2
  • Preschool | Age 3–5
  • Early Elementary | K–Grade 2
  • Elementary | Grade 3–5
  • Explorers | Special Needs





Safety


Your child’s safety is important to us. We use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up and a text contact system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the service. All Journey Kids volunteers and staff have passed a background screening.


Special Needs


Kids with unique needs in Kindergarten – 5th grade can be paired with a volunteer who will help care for them. Please contact us before arriving so we can schedule a buddy for your child.





Journey Kids @ Home

JourneyKids @ Home is simple, fun, interactive family content that you can share at any time. We give you the support and resources needed to aid you in leading the spiritual development of your children at home. Go ahead, set aside some family time and have fun learning more about each other and God’s presence in your lives.  Find your child’s age group below and watch as a family.

**Pro tip: You can cast the videos to a TV using airplay or other digital casting devices!**

PRESCHOOL KIDS
ELEMENTARY KIDS

Preschool Kids

Infant – K

Preschool Parent Guide
Preschool YouTube Playlist

Elementary Kids

Grades 1 – 5

Elementary Parent Guide
Elementary YouTube Playlist

Mom’s Morning Out

Let our Children’s Ministry Staff care for your child two mornings a week. Our program runs Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-12pm at our Manhattan Beach campus. The ages are 8 weeks to 5 years. Cost per child, per day is $40.

If you would like to join us, simply complete the “Waitlist Form” in the link below.

WAITLIST FORM

MOPS & MOMSnext

Every Other Thursday @ 9am – 11:30am

Starting September 23 @ Manhattan Beach Campus

MOPS & MOMSnext are group meetings for women to connect and share life during the journey of motherhood. Join us for warm conversations from speakers while we experience support, personal growth, spiritual hope and so much more.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is for expecting moms to moms of kindergartners. MOPS is designed for women who are newly in the throes of motherhood and could benefit from support and shared experiences.

MOMSnext is for moms with kids from elementary school through high school. This community is for moms as their children grow older where you can feel seen, heard and loved.

MOPS and MOMSnext are open to all moms regardless of any religious affiliation. Click below to learn more and to register for these meetings before they reach capacity.

REGISTER HERE

Spotify Music Playlist

Journey Kids Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly Journey Kids newsletter and get the latest on our upcoming events, helpful parenting resources and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, just show up a few minutes before 9am or 11am and we’ll get you registered and checked-in. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Manhattan Beach Campus (click here for map)

At Manhattan Beach there are two areas for kids designated by age: the Nursery and Harbor building. If you need to register for the first-time, head over to the Courtyard in front of the Harbor Building.

Nursery Area: Infants (8 weeks) – Toddlers (23 months)
Harbor Building: 2 years – 5th grade

If you are new, our first-time check-in is located in the Courtyard, just in front of the Harbor building 1st Floor.

Your child’s safety is important to us, so we use a security tag system for child check-in and pick-up and a text contact system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the service. We try to make the process easy with several electronic check-in station kiosks near the Nursery and Harbor building rooms which print unique QR code tags for child/parent each time you visit. To check-out just return to the child’s room and provide the printed tag upon pick-up.

An adult staff member or volunteer will be on hand the entire time to assist you and care for your child while you attend service. When possible, please send one parent to check-in children to help keep the walkways as clear as possible.

If you want to save some time prior to arrival, please download the church center App on your smartphone and it will allow you to check-in and print your tags faster once you arrive at the electronic station kiosk.

Download Church Center App:

Apple Store
Google Play Store

At Journey Kids, children 5th-grade and younger experience Jesus on their level. Staff and volunteers help teach and care for your little ones using a ministry curriculum by age along with in-house created activities to nurture and help them begin to understand stories about God’s love and basic truths of the Christian faith.

Babies & Crawlers: Kids play with toys, create crafts and are read a story from the Bible.

Toddlers – Pre-K: Kids play games in a room or gated enclosure, make crafts, sing songs and listen to a Bible story.

Kindergarten – 5th grade: Kids play games, make crafts, sing songs and listen to a Bible story each grouped based on their age level.

Special Needs “Explorers”: We use the buddy system for the child to experience the same as peers with help of a one-on-one aid.

Nursing Mothers: Our Manhattan Beach campus also has a family room where moms and infants can watch the service together.

Only staff and approved volunteers who have received a background check on file with Journey of Faith are allowed to stay in kids’ environments during the service for safety.

With that said, we welcome parents to serve as volunteers if you are interested. Please fill out this form if you want to get started.

Yes! Children are welcome to join with their parent in the adult service. The Sunday adult service is typically an hour with music at the beginning and a message to follow, so we encourage you to bring something that will keep them engaged for the duration of that time.

Our Manhattan Beach campus also has a “Family Room” area where moms and infants/toddlers can watch the service together adjacent to the Auditorium.

If your child is feeling un-well, we encourage you to enjoy our JourneyKids’ Church@Home online video content until they are feeling better.

Children who have a fever of 100 or higher, wheezing, shortness of breath, persistent cough, constant runny nose with yellow tinge, lethargy, diarrhea, red or watery eyes, sore throat, undiagnosed rashes, persistent itching, or uncovered sores or other contagious illnesses should be symptom-free for 24 hours before check-in to a kids environment on campus.

Please notify us of all allergies, medical or behavioral needs so we can best assist your child when they are with us.

Since everyone will be following this wellness policy, we will not be taking childrens’ temperature on campus. In the instance that a child appears to have symptoms of not feeling well, we will move them to our designated isolation room and a member of our staff will wait with them and alert a parent through text message for an early pick-up.

We will have individually packaged supplies for each child and will clean and sanitize all rooms, doors and hallways before each service.

Snacks/Drinks – Water will be available with pitchers and paper cups. There will be no other food/drink allowed in the rooms.

Safety Supplies – The following supplies will be available to all rooms each Sunday:

    • Gloves
    • Hand Sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
    • Paper Towels
    • Disinfectant Spray
    • Individually packaged crafts and activities
    • Pens for each volunteer

At this time we are not allowing diaper bags or back-packs to be left in kids environments. If needed, please provide:

Infants/crawlers/walkers: premixed bottle, 2 diapers, a travel size package of wipes, and diaper cream all in a clear ziploc bag marked with their full name. No diaper bags please.

Toddlers/Children not potty trained: 2 diapers, a package of wipes, diaper cream all in a clear ziploc bag marked with their full name. No backpacks please.

Children potty trained through 5th grade: Nothing needed, please keep all toys at home.

Snacks/Drinks – Water will be available with pitchers and paper cups.  There will be no other food/drink in the classroom.

While we will be changing diapers, please know that any child with a soiled cloth diaper will be changed into a disposable diaper. We also ask that any child requiring a pacifier have it on a clip to make sure that it stays with that child all morning.

Our volunteers will be making sure that toys do not get passed along from child to child. We will be encouraging hand washing as much as possible too!

There are two areas for stroller parking on the Manhattan Beach campus, both will be marked with signs:

A. Nursery Play Area: Outside gate

B. Auditorium Lobby: Next to Volunteer Central door.

Yes, but you must check them out and re-check them in between services so the staff and volunteers can sanitize and clean the area.

We will try our best to redirect their anxiety towards an activity in the room. If the child is continuing to struggle, we will text you to leave the service immediately to pick them up early.

Set aside a time to talk to your children about their return to Journey Kids on campus. Share that Journey Kids is now meeting in-person again and they get to learn more about Jesus with other kids their age. They may have a new room and maybe a new leader, which may feel strange at first, but it should become familiar in a short while.

At Journey Kids they will get to sing songs, hear a great bible story, do some crafts and play with other kids their age. They will get to see some old friends and make some new ones too! Make some space for them to ask questions and reassure them that they will likely have a great time, and you will return shortly to pick them up as soon as service has ended in about an hour.

Yes, our goal is to accommodate any child in kindergarten-5th grade who has special needs. We use a buddy system so kids experience same as typical peers with one-on-one aid. Please Contact Us and provide details on your situation before arriving for the first time so we can properly prepare for your child’s visit.

Yes, all volunteers and staff must have an approved background check on file before serving in the kids’ environments.

Check out our Regathering Updates page for more details as they become available.

You can also subscribe to the Journey Kids newsletter here,check out our YouTube page, or browse our events page to stay in the know on what’s upcoming. Also the staff or a volunteer serving in your child’s area is typically able to help with questions.