Children

wayside kids: Birth - 5th Grade

We dream of God changing our world through the children of Wayside! In our Wayside Kid's ministry, children birth – 5th grade are cared for in a safe environment and taught by trained, loving teachers. Children’s classes are available during the Sunday services at both campuses. Before you leave your child with us, we will need some basic family information. You can register on-campus or online.

Nursery: Birth - 24 Months

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The nursery is a cooperative effort of paid childcare workers assisted by parents and volunteers. Our goal is to provide a loving, secure environment for children birth – 24 months. Children must be 2-years-old by September 1 in order to move into our preschool ministry.

Classes are available on Sunday mornings during the worship services at both campuses. For parents desiring to take their newborns to the church service, there is a family needs room in the rear of the Worship Center on both campuses. Please note that these rooms are not completely sound-proof.


Preschool: 2 years - Pre-K

Our preschool classes are designed for children age 2 (as of September 1) through pre-kindergarten. Our aim is to help children develop a positive, receptive attitude toward God, the Bible, and church through stories, games, crafts, and music.

Classes are available on Sundays during the worship services at both campuses. Preschoolers will experience Sunday school in a fun meaningful way through a rotation model using Gospel Light’s preschool Sunday school curriculum.

Each age group will be assigned “Shepherds” who will be with them throughout the morning as they rotate through “Bible Builders,” “Praise and Prayer,” playground, and classroom activities.


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Elementary: K - 5th Grade

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The elementary classes are separated by grade with relevant, age-appropriate curriculum. Each class has staff and teachers dedicated to presenting God’s plan of salvation through Christ by helping children develop skills in prayer and Bible reading, encouraging children to worship, and developing a missional and service-focused mindset.

Sunday morning class times and curriculum are listed below:

410 Campus
9:15 am | Kinder: “What’s in the Bible | 1st – 5th: Tru
11 am | Kinder: Tru | 1st – 3rd: Kidmo | 4th – 5th: Grapple

Stone Oak Campus
11 am | Kinder – 5th: Tru


Kid's Day Out

As part of Wayside's Children's Ministries, Kid's Day Out exists to reach kid's hearts for Jesus and inspire them to be His world changers. Each class day is filled with fun learning through exploration and play. Children participate in developmentally appropriate activities that help them learn about God and His Word, and begin to aquire the academic and social skills they need to enter school.

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AWANA

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Wayside’s Awana ministry reaches students with the gospel and trains them to know, love, and serve Christ. Awana is a blend of Bible teaching, scripture memorization, and fun for children from kindergarten through senior high, along with their families. Preschool children (age 3 as of September 1) of Awana volunteers may participate in Cubbies.

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for parents

Our aim is to provide a safe, nurturing environment and help each family feel secure entrusting us with their children. If you have additional questions that are not answered below, please email Kids@waysidechapel.org or call 210.344.1203 so we can help.