Children’s Program and Child Care at Synod


Childcare (6 months-5 years) and Children’s Programming (6 thru 12 years)

at General Synod 32 – Milwaukee WI June 21-25, 2019


Introduction: Childcare and Children’s programming is will be provided for Plenary sessions, Committee meetings and Workshops in the Wisconsin Center. Infants 6 months thru 5 year olds will have their own room. Adjacent spaces and programing for children ages 6 through 12 years will be provided. Space is also provided for nursing mothers. Most activities will focus on the theme of Shine: Let your light shine before others. (Matthew 5: 16). A variety of interactive and engaging activities will be provided, along with active and quiet playtime and books. It is our hope that children will discover how we “Shine” for love of God in creation, with our neighbors, and in our environment. A few off-site but close excursions may be offered. (You will be notified.)

Registration is before Synod! PLEASE register children by June 7, 2019, to ensure a space in the Childcare or Children’s program. We need to provide adequate adult to child ratios for each session as well as materials. (No less than 1 adult for every 4 children under age four; 1 adult for every 7 children aged 4 years and older). An opportunity to register children during onsite registration at General Synod will be available only as space is available.

Fees. There is a one-time childcare fee of $20.00/per child/ for infants (6 mos) through 5 years. Please note that children 6 years and older must be registered for General Synod. There will be programming for children between 6 years and 12 years at no additional charge. If you would like your child to participate, you will need to register for the children’s programming. Link to General Synod registration

Snacks and Meals. Parents/Guardians are requested to provide their children with snacks due to the amount of allergy concerns. We will have designated times for snacks. Parents/Guardians need to pick up children prior to meals. No meals are provided.

Staffing and Safe Child Policy. All childcare and children’s program staff and volunteers have been screened in compliance with the Wisconsin Conference guidelines. Background checks have been done on all adult personnel attending to and working with children. Safe Church Covenants and Policies are in effect. The Safe Church policy can be found at this link.

Schedule, Arrival and Pick-Up. Rooms will be open 30 minutes prior to scheduled sessions and close 30 minutes after. Parents/guardians are expected to bring and pick up their children within these times. A sign-in and sign-out sheet will be required. Children will only be released to designated people, who are required to show photo ID. A more complete schedule and additional information or changes will be emailed to families upon receipt of your registration form, payment and closer to the beginning of General Synod.

Register and Pay. To register your child/children, please complete the online registration at this link, and sign and return the release and medical forms (available for download after you complete your online registration). All children attending the Childcare and Children’s Programming MUST have completed forms signed by parents/guardians. Return forms to synodchildcare@wcucc.org by June 7, 2019 (legible cell phone pictures or scans accepted). Forms may also be mailed to Wisconsin Conference UCC, 4459 Gray Rd, DeForest, WI  53532 (please mail to arrive by June 7, 2019). Payment is made via debit or credit card when registering at the online registration.

Questions:  If you have questions, please feel contact us at synodchildcare@wcucc.org

 

General Synod 2019 childcare registration link

Required permission, release and medial forms for childcare

Childcare information sheet

UCC Safe Church Policy Concerning Abuse Prevention

National UCC General Synod website link

 

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