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Sunday Children's Programming

 

Nursery

infant to 3 years

Available during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services.

Our prayer is that through the loving care of volunteers and the “Teaching Toddlers” and “Teaching Twos” curriculum (designed to teach God’s word through stories, songs and activities), seeds of understanding God’s love and His word will be planted for parents to nurture.

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Promotions

Promotions will occur when your child is 12 months, 24 months, or 36 months on the first Sunday of each month. Parents are notified by email.

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Pre-K Sunday School

3 years to 5 years

Available during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services.

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Pre-K - 3-5 year-old kids are taught utilizing a two-year curriculum covering Bible stories and the application of God’s word. Tools for teaching include large group story time, drama, music and small group activities. Truths that are emphasized are that God created them and God’s word teaches us how to obey Him and how to serve others.


Activities

All activities are centered around three key truths:

  • God Made Me
  • God Loves Me
  • Jesus Wants to Be My Friend Forever

Classrooms

9:30

3 Years: Room 5-6
4 -5 Years: Room 7-8

11:00

3 Years: Room 5-6
4-5 Years: Room 7-8

CONTACT BONNIE 

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Unite

K to 3rd grade

Available during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services.

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In K-3rd grade, UNITE kids learn about different virtues which reflect God’s character and can be used in their daily lives. UNITE uses 252 Basics curriculum which is centered around 3 basic truths from Luke 2:52:

  • I can TRUST God no matter what
  • I need to make the WISE choice
  • I should treat OTHERS the way they want to be treated


The Structure

Small Groups: Plug In (15 minutes)

Plug In is designed to introduce children to the day’s topic in a setting that gives them individualized attention from their Small Group Leader and plenty of interaction with a small group of peers. Plug in starts when the kids first arrive in their classrooms.

Large Group: Power Up (20-25 minutes)

Large Group is designed to engage children in worship in a large group setting. Music, prayer, and an innovative approach to the Bible story are always a part of this interactive time. All Kids K-3rd meet for Large Group together.

Small Groups: Catch On (25-30 minutes)

Catch On is designed to help kids understand how the day’s topic applies to them. They’ll discuss real-life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles. Life-application and memory-verse activities, as well as prayer, are always a part of this hands-on time. Kids finish the hour in Small Groups in their classrooms.


For Parents

We are committed to modeling God’s love and teaching His Word to UNITE kids.

We encourage you, as a parent, to be involved in your child’s spiritual growth. Each week UNITE classes provide two family activity sheets, a “God Time” devotional, and a “Refrigerator Activity Sheet.” Make sure to take home these handouts when you pick up your kids from class so you can reinforce the lesson as a family at home.

Other ways you can help your child grow in his/her relationship with Jesus:

  • Read God’s book, the Bible, as a family.
  • Give your child their own age appropriate Bible.
  • Talk to God in prayer as a family daily.
  • Serve as family in a Parkview ministry.

“We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did.” – Psalm 78:4

Missed Sunday morning?

Check out Studio252 for a full video presentation of today’s lesson! The site also includes devotions, activities, music, and games that continue the Unite experience at home.

CONTACT NATHAN 

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Launch

 4th to 6th grade

Available during the 9:30 service.

Launch is the 4th-6th-grade ministry of Parkview church. Launch’s programming emphasizes preparing kids for Jr. High and High School. The goal of Launch is to immerse our students in God’s word so that they are prepared to be disciple makers in junior high.
This includes:

  • Giving kids the opportunity to apply Bible lessons to their daily lives.
  • Helping kids see their relationship with Christ as an individual and personal relationship
  • Creating a pattern of daily devotion and prayer time at an early age.
  • Allowing kids to see their value as leaders in their faith right now.

Launch’s key verse is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”


The Structure

Opening (10 minutes)

The opening time is designed to be a time for students to get to know each other and hold each other accountable for weekly devotionals, scripture memory, and bringing their Bible to Launch. Students also participate in one of six stations that they will cycle through during the year. The stations teach concepts like a Biblical timeline, books of the Bible, Bible trivia, memory verses, and the location of Biblical places.


Large Group (25-30 minutes)

Large group encourages student interaction while teaching important Biblical truths. First, students are challenged in a fun, interactive competition that builds up their small group unity. Second, students will hear an interactive Bible lesson. Students are given opportunities to participate during the story through reading verses, answering questions or discussion in groups.


Small Groups (20-30 minutes)

Small Group is a time designed to allow kids to discuss the lesson in depth and understand how it applies to their lives. They will participate is a variety of activities that are related to the day’s topic. Small group always concludes with a time to share prayer requests and pray together.


BLITZ nights

Blitz nights are monthly events for 4th-6th graders that take place outside of Sunday morning.

They are fun-filled nights packed with games, food, and gospel-centered messages. This is an awesome opportunity for outreach so friends are invited to this free event. Times and dates vary but are announced during Launch on Sunday mornings.


For Parents

One of the major goals of our Launch program is to help students develop habits that will give them a solid Biblical foundation before entering junior high.

It would be a great encouragement for your kids if you would support and help them with these goals. Each week, your kid will leave with a devotional. This has a passage and questions for each day of the week, a memory verse for the month, and an area for prayer requests. Encourage your students when they come home to complete the devotional and bring it back the next Sunday.

Other ways you can help your child grow in their faith:

  • Read God’s word, the Bible, as a family.
  • Give your child their own age appropriate Bible.
  • Talk to God in prayer as a family daily.
  • Serve as a family in a Parkview ministry.
  • Model what it means to share God’s word with others

“We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation bout the glorious deeds of the LORD. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did. – Psalm 78:4

CONTACT KATELYN

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Parkview Preschool

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2016-17 Preschool Parent Calendar

A Christian Preschool is a very effective agency for teaching Christian love through example and experience.

Parkview Preschool children are guided to discover the world around them and learn through hands-on experiences. They are encouraged to follow directions, show consideration, and develop skills at their own rate in a developmentally appropriate way. Through play, each child will develop physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally. Students are encouraged to solve problems, use their skills, and discover their place in the world as they begin to understand the role of others.


The Program

A Typical Day

The morning includes centers, story time, Bible story, music, snack and recess. During centers, children have the opportunity to choose writing, reading, math, and fine motor activities. They can also play at the light table, drama center, sensory table, and with many other toys. Through art, each child is encouraged to be creative and manipulate materials. Our preschool curriculum is theme-based. Story time is spent reading books that teach about our themes.

Curriculum

Through music, students learn to sing in a group, listen to music, and develop a sense of rhythm. Spiritually, each child is encouraged to love God, pray to Him with thankfulness, and develop a positive pattern of living. Through daily Bible stories, children learn about the world God created and how He loves and cares for them. A nutritious snack is provided by the parents of the preschool children. Part of the morning is spent in outdoor or indoor recess time depending on the weather. The school maintains a delicate balance between control and freedom and between formal and informal activities. The total morning’s program is planned to provide a rhythm of active and calm periods to meet both physical and emotional needs.

Objectives
  • To develop in each child an understanding of Christ’s love and forgiveness.
  • To provide a variety of experiences and materials to enable each child to grow at his/her own rate of development.
  • To maintain a caring atmosphere where each child is loved and accepted as a unique individual.
Philosophy

A Christian preschool is a very effective agency for teaching Christian love through example and experience. It provides time for quality education and training in a warm and friendly atmosphere where preschool children can learn to play creatively with one another. It provides an opportunity for Christian principles to be applied to daily activities. Each child develops skills and self-reliance at his/her own rate of progress. Teachings exhibiting Christian love provide a school where children develop meaningful relationships.

Parkview Christian Preschool is sponsored by Parkview Evangelical Free Church. It is a non-profit organization administered by a Board of Directors and fully licensed with the state of Iowa.

Parkview Christian Preschool admits children of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


Session Information

The 2016-2017 preschool year begins September 6th.
The 2017-2018 preschool year begins September 5th.

Class sessions are:
2 days a week (Tuesday/Thursday): 9:00 am-12:00 pm
3 days a week (Mon./Wed./Fri.): 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Extended Day option (Mon./Wed./Fri.): 12:00-1:00 pm
5 days a week (M-F): 9:00 am-12:00 pm

The Tuesday/Thursday session is designed primarily for 3-year-olds and runs from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Our Monday/Wednesday/Friday program is targeted for pre-kindergarten children and runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Admissions Policy

Children must be three to five years old, toilet trained, and not yet enrolled in kindergarten. Prior to your child’s first day of attendance, we must have a physical form, immunization record, financial agreement, and a completed registration form on file.

Tuition

Fees for the 2017-2018 school year are:
$140 per month for the T/Th sessions (2 days a week)
$200 per month for the M/W/F sessions (3 days a week)
$340 per month for the M-F session (5 days a week)
$75 per month for the Extended Day option on M/W/F (3 days a week, 12:00-1:00 pm)

A deposit of one month of tuition must accompany your registration in order to reserve a place for your child. This payment is non-refundable but covers your last tuition payment. There is also a non-refundable application fee of $25 due at the time of registration.

If you have any questions, please contact the preschool office ( ) or call 354-5580.


Staff

The staff of Parkview Christian Preschool is made up of directors, head teachers and associates

Both head teachers bring quality experience; Karla Winstead has taught 20 years here, and Meigen Fink has taught for a total of 18 years. You can find our Preschool staff on the Parkview Staff page.

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Community Kids Days

 

What are Community Kids Days?

Community Kids Days are 4-night events full of fun, games, crafts, and a positive message geared for ages Preschool – 6th grade! All events are FREE of cost! We encourage you to invite your friends and neighbors!

Kids will learn that even when you’re left out… even though you’re different… even though you do wrong… even when you’re afraid… Jesus loves you! 

REGISTER YOUR CHILD HERE

Click on a link below to sign up to volunteer at an upcoming Community Kids Day!!!

Kalona - July 11-14

Southeast Iowa City ESL Family Outreach - July 11-14

North Liberty - July 18-21

Southeast Iowa City - July 24-27

West Branch - July 25-28


 

Program Overview

Sign-in / Complete Registration

  • Arrive early and bring your printed and signed copy of your child’s registration form.
  • Kids will be given a security tag and parents will receive a tag of their own, each with a matching code. These security tags will be used during Pick-up Time at the end of each night’s programming to ensure you child leaves with the appropriate adult.
  • If you have not already printed and signed registration forms for your child, there will be blank forms available for you to do so on site. We encourage you to register ahead of time as this will ensure there are enough supplies for your child’s participation.

Opening & Music Time

  • Kids will be split up into grade groups and supervised by trained youth and adult volunteers who have completed a background check.
  • Then, kids will sit together for a fun and engaging opening skit that introduces the kids to the theme for the night.
  • An overview of the night will be explained so kids will know what to expect.
  • There will also be a time of music and singing to get things started with lots of energy!

Group Stations: Games, Snacks, Crafts, Story-time

  • After the Opening and Music Time, each grade group will rotate through four stations.
  • Each night’s games, snacks, crafts, and story-time will reinforce that night’s Bible Point (ex: “even though you’re different, Jesus loves you!”)

Pick-up

  • Parents, bring back your security tags for Pick-up Time as they will be used to matched to your child’s tag code.

Do Community Kids Days replace VBS?

Yes, and no! Community Kids Days are Parkview’s VBS, but instead of hosting AT Parkview it is hosted BY Parkview Community Groups and Parkview attendees throughout Iowa City, North Liberty and the surrounding area.


Community Kids Days Mission:

To establish connections between the Parkview family and the community through children’s programming with a purpose.


Community Kids Days Goals:

  • To have summer children’s programming that reaches those who don’t go to church
  • To introduce God and His salvation to kids and parents
  • To create a safe, loving, and exciting environment for kids and parents
  • To establish lasting connections between the Parkview family and the community
  • To build awareness of other Parkview and Community Group events and programming

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Awana

 

Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ.

Awana Clubbers learn about the reality of God, the truth of the Bible, and respect for our nation’s freedoms. Awana plants seeds of wisdom while youth begin the process of becoming responsible Christian leaders. Awana exists for parents who appreciate the valuable influence of a wholesome peer group in their children’s lives.

Awana Registration 2016-17


Mission & Values

Our Mission

To Know, Love, and Serve God by participating in HIS ministry.

Our Values

Awana meetings are brimming with life-enriching experiences for young people, by providing a consistent positive club environment for ages three through High School. The clubs stress strong moral and spiritual values. Clubbers learn about the reality of God, the truth of the Bible, and respect for our nation’s freedoms. Awana plants seeds of wisdom while youth begin the painstaking process of becoming responsible Christian leaders. Awana exists for parents who appreciate the valuable influence of a wholesome peer group in their children’s lives.

Awana meets on Wednesdays from September through April from 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm.


Why Awana?

  • AWANA is centered on the gospel by sharing it in a clear, concise, and consistent presentation of God’s word.
  • Scripture memorization is a key element and cornerstone of AWANA.
  • AWANA is exciting and fun with activities and games.
  • Children and youth are trained to lead and serve others in meaningful ways.
  • AWANA is built on leadership through educating, equipping, and biblical foundations.
  • AWANA is designed to reach un-churched youth in their schools, homes, and communities.

Activities

At AWANA we have:

Handbook Time

Age appropriate handbooks memorizing Bible verses and doing activities ranging from patriotism to community involvement.

Council Time

Consists of singing, puppets, Bible stories and lessons based on Christian principles in an age appropriate manner.

Game Time

Play games on the unique Awana Game Circle along with other activities.

Prayer Time

Encourage children to include prayer in their lives as a part of being a Christian.

Other Activities
  • AWANA Bible Quiz
  • AWANA Grand Prix
  • Veteran’s Night
  • Christmas Store
  • Spring Store
  • Food Drives
  • Missions Night
  • Theme Nights
  • Service Projects
  • End of Year Awards Night

Groups

Cubbies

3 and 4 year olds (Must be 3 by September 15 and requires a parent’s involvement in Awana.)

Sparks

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

T&T Ultimate Adventure

3rd & 4th Grades

T&T Ultimate Challenge

5th & 6th Grades

Awana Commanders:

Contact Rhonda Crosser

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