The following is a summary of Kidzone’s main child protection policies. In addition to these policies, all Kidzone volunteers are background checked, interviewed, observed for one Sunday interacting with children, and undergo sexual abuse awareness training before they are allowed to serve in Kidzone. All classrooms have safety surveillance cameras. If you would like to view our entire policy document, click here.
Volunteers will take their class to the front lawn in case of a fire. They will line them up and release them when their parents arrive.
Volunteers will check that the parent’s tag matches the child’s tag before releasing a child from their class.
Volunteers will make sure their class has an appropriate number of adults according to the ratio for the age of the children.
Volunteers will report any policy violations or suspicious behavior that they witness in Kidzone to the Kidzone Director, Kidzone Assistant, or one of the Pastors.
Volunteers will make sure there are always two adults in every class where there are children.
Volunteers will be vigilant in making sure that no un-approved adults are allowed into Kidzone childcare areas.
Volunteers will make sure that no child is ever alone or unobserved in our building unless they are using the bathroom.
Volunteers will not physically discipline any child and will prevent the children in their care from being bullied.
Volunteers will follow the physical contact policies discussed in training and strive to keep their physical contact with children above reproach.
Volunteers will pay special attention to following all restroom and diapering policies, because they understand that these situations represent the greatest risk for sexual abuse in our church.
Volunteers will respond to an active shooter situation by evacuating, barricading entrances, or fighting and creating chaos.