To help us provide a fun, unique and interactive setting for children at Nexus, we are excited to be in partnership with the Museum in downtown Kitchener (formerly the Waterloo Region Children’s Museum), directly beside the Conrad Centre. The Museum has families primarily in mind and is full of exciting exhibits and learning stations designed for children. This distinct setting makes each week a memorable experience for our kids.
The question on every parent’s mind is “What does Sunday morning look like?” Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect:
Families are encouraged to drop off their children (ages 2+, there is also a room for the infants in the same area) at THEMUSEUM between 10:15 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. (basement level). If you are driving to Nexus, take advantage of the parking garage at the corner of Duke and Ontario (always free on Sundays) as it is directly connected to the Museum on the second level. When babies and children arrive, they are signed in and directed to their specific areas. The older children (2+) will have free play until 10:40 A.M. Children are divided into 2 groups according to age. Group A will move to the other classroom and will engage in a Jesus focus time, stories and activities based upon our own incredibly unique and interactive curriculum (see video below). Group B will remain in the first classroom and will participate in an ‘event’. The event may be games, making Suddaby snack bags, music, exploring the museum, and more. At 11:10 A.M. the two groups switch. Parents can sign out their children from the main classroom once the Nexus service is done.
The infants are supervised by both hired staff (for consistency) and Nexus Volunteers. Although their program is mostly supervisory we do try to present stories and songs that are age appropriate.
The physical safety of our Nexus Kids is a top priority. Parents, be assured that your children will be under the watchful eyes of our Nexus leaders at all times. At Nexus Kids we follow the safety policies and procedures set out by The Museum, so you can relax knowing that your children are in good hands. With the Museum being directly next door to the Conrad Centre you are probably closer to your kids than you are in many churches and we have processes in place to reach parents at the Conrad Centre if necessary.
Like the rest of Nexus Church, our Nexus Kids Program is designed to present children with a fresh and unique take on the Christian faith. Below you will find two videos where Brad explains our new and internally made story based curriculum format as well as answers to some questions about why we do things the way we do at Nexus Kids.