CMYK Kid Care
We have great kid care (birth-5th grade) taking place right at the theater during our 10:30 am Gathering,
We split our kid care up into 2 groups: Birth - Preschool and Grade School. This allows us to create the best space and experience possible for your children at every age.
BIRTH - PRESCHOOL
For the youngest among us we use the basement of Art House to create a great nursery and playroom. The hour of our gathering is filled with lots of play, interaction, and fun. All parents are welcome to check in their child before the gathering begins and check them out after the adults have wrapped up upstairs.
GRADE SCHOOL KIDS:
For those in elementary school we have a room upstairs at Art House set up especially for fun, crafts and conversation. The grade school kids are invited to choose between heading straight to their classroom or first hanging out with the adults for music, songs and prayer at the beginning of our gatherings. We love having kids with us as it helps us as a community to connect and engage all age groups in our work and practice. After the music, any remaining grade school kids are invited to be checked into their room upstairs. At the end of the gathering, adults are welcome to head upstairs to pick up their kid.
There is no childcare during our 6 pm Gathering, however, kids are always welcome to join the adults.
CMYK Kids vision
At CMYK, our goal is to teach children not only about the love of Jesus, but also how to manage emotions. Lessons may center around composure, assertiveness, empathy, encouragement, or other concepts. We use Bible stories, crafts or activities to teach the lessons.
We also work to invest in parents. Strengthening a parent's skill set in emotional regulation will create healthy environments for children. Our online magazine features a regular "Parenting Is Hard..." column by our CMYK Kids Director, Jenny Barkac.
As an educational consultant with 25 years of classroom experience and expertise as a Behavior Interventionist, Jenny designs our lessons to work with the whole child while helping them to develop internal strategies for managing emotions in a safe way. You can check out Jenny's column in the Online Magazine here. She bases our kids activities on Conscious Discipline concepts that are in place in schools across the USA. We also recommend the book Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey. Click here for the Cliff Notes version of the book. We've usually got a few copies of the book available to give away at our Sunday Gatherings. If you don't see them out, just ask.
ART OF PLAY - PARENT’s HANDOUTS
Conscious Discipline Free Resources for Parents - You’ll be asked for your email address, but it won’t be shared.
Safe Place At Home - This video describes how to create a “safe place” in your home. The “safe place” is a key component of Conscious Discipline. It is a special place where a child can be safe while learning to manage emotional upsets. Children are free to use it when needed and for as long as needed. It’s important to note that a “safe place” is different from a “time out.” The safe place teaches, but the time out punishes.
Fostering Connection With Your Child - “Breathe.” “Connect.” “Show and Tell.” This awesome video from Conscious Discipline teaches three practical steps to fostering cooperation in your child or someone else.
Quick Reference List for Parents (Download) - This list was prepared by our CMYK Kids Director. It includes links to many different Conscious Discipline resources, including topics for kids with special needs, foster/adoptive families, and parental self-care.