Many families rely on Sunday morning Religious Education as a way for their children and youth to engage with the church while parents and guardians attend worship services. Since formal religious education typically begins at age 4, we also offer child care for infants and toddlers.
Childcare, therefore, may be a family’s first introduction to UUCB’s Religious Education program. So, although there is no attempt to follow a curriculum or focus on any specific learning objectives, childcare team members act in accordance with the values, standards and expectations of our Religious Education programming and of our church.
- We stand for social justice.
- We are welcoming and inclusive to all.
- We accept you wherever you are on your faith journey.
- We care for our earth.
- We nurture one another.
The mission of our Childcare Team is to provide safe, nurturing, and supportive care for the infants, toddlers and children entrusted to us.
Infants and young children have several options on Sunday Mornings:
- attend service with their parents
- find a calm and quiet place in the nursery- Rooms 104 & 106 where there is a live feed of the service and room for them to play while parents are in close proximity
- explore Childcare in Room 108
We have a caring and attentive childcare team who are here on Sunday mornings to provide care for infants-3 years old. Our childcare team is made up of youth who have grown up in this congregation, adults who have utilized childcare for their own kids, and young adults who are friends of this church and support our mission and vision. Stories, music, and lots of play! Parents and Caregivers are asked to sign their child in and out of childcare and introduce themselves and their child(ren) to the staff.
Childcare typically opens 45 minutes before the start of the first service, and continues until 15 minutes past the end of children’s religious education classes.
Typical Hours for Sundays with Two Services: 8:30am – 12:45pm
Typical Hours for Sundays with One Service: 9:30am – 11:45am
FYI: Parents and Caregivers, there are diaper changing stations in Room 106 and Room 108. Rocking chairs are also available in both rooms for more comfortable spaces for feeding your infants. There is a family bathroom near the courtyard doors, and another in the hallway opposite the Childcare room which contains step stools and small child-size toilet rings for your convenience.
If childcare is needed for meetings, classes, or other church-related events, please send a request at least 2 weeks in advance and we will do our best to arrange it. The more lead time given, the more likely it is that we will be able to find staff available!
Meet our Childcare Team