The DPC nursery provides care for children from 0 months to 3 ½ years, and is located on the right side of the church lobby, past the large wooden sliding door (refer to the photos on the right) .
When you arrive at the nursery, members of the Nursery Committee will be waiting to help you with the check-in process (refer to the photos on the right), which includes creating a nursery check-in profile for you and your child.
Children are assigned by age group to one of our five nursery rooms, each of which contain many age appropriate toys and activities that we sanitize after each worship service (refer to our Wellness Policy). *Room 1 contains a designated private area for nursing mothers.
The Nursery Committee members remain at the check-in desk for the entire worship services’ duration in order to monitor the hallways and nursery rooms, and to assist the nursery workers as needed. Please feel welcome to approach them at any time with questions!
We take very seriously the well being of all children placed in our care (refer to our Child Protection Policy). There will always be a minimum of two adults in any nursery room. Care is provided by compensated workers who have undergone thorough vetting, including nationwide background checks, a SLED check, and multiple reference checks. We want you to rest assured that your children will be loved well and always accessible to you during their time with us (if your child needs you during the service, you will receive a text message to the phone number entered on your check-in profile; pagers are always available if you don’t have a phone with you).
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the following:
Where is the best place to nurse my child at DPC?
At what age is my child “nursery ready” and what should I bring with them?
When can I bring my child to the nursery?
How do you keep the nursery rooms clean and sanitary?
At what point is my child too sick to attend nursery?
At what point do you contact parents if a child is upset during worship services?
How frequently are children moved from room to room?
Do you serve snacks, and what do you serve?
My child is potty training. What do I need to do?
When should I pick up my child from the nursery?
What if my child has special needs?