Our priority is to make sure we create a safe environment for all of our volunteers and kids. In order to do this, we have set in place the following policies and procedures.
All volunteers must go through a background check and approval process before being allowed to serve in each of our classrooms.
CHECK-IN & DISMISSAL
Make sure your child has gone through the official check-in process with our Check-In team located on the 3rdfloor in the front of the DCC Kids entrance at Wash Park or the landing inside the DCC Kids entrance at Uptown. Families will receive two ID tags for each child with a corresponding family ID number. If you do not have your ID tag or an orange volunteer lanyard, you may not be allowed access to the DCC Kids areas.
Volunteers will never go into the bathroom alone with your child. If your child need help, two adults will assist your child.
Please communicate any allergies your child may have to the volunteers working with your child.
If your child is having trouble following the guidelines that have been put in place, the volunteers will first try directing the child’s behavior. If that doesn’t work, the children’s pastor will be contacted so that they can handle the situation apart from your child’s small group.
We ask that a child be fever free for at least 24 hours before entering the environments.
FIRST AID KITS
First aid kids are readily available to our volunteers and placed throughout the children’s ministry environments.
All volunteers have been trained on our church emergency evacuation plan. There is a map on the wall by the door of each classroom with the emergency exit route, along with a red bag containing everything volunteers will need to execute the emergency evacuation plan and lead the children to safety.
LOST CHILD PROCEDURE
Should your child get lost after he or she has been dropped off, the environment will be shut down and no one will be allowed to enter or exit until your child has been found.
DIAPER CHANGING POLICIES
Volunteers are trained to wear gloves and sanitize the training area. Other adults are around during the process and will let you know that your child has been changed. If you prefer to change a diaper yourself, please communicate this to the volunteers in your classroom and they will page you as needed.
We wipe down each toy with antibacterial wipes and let them air dry after all of the children have left.