Caring for Our Youngest

Caring for Our Youngest.  At Peachtree Road, we take great joy and responsibility in keeping families connected through their faith. In this nurturing community, we help create relationships that remain strong from Sunday to Sunday, and well beyond.  Our exciting programs, cool curriculum and wonderful mentors help children develop their faith in fun ways that they can understand. Parents are supported through enriching forums, and great seasonal events where families make wonderful memories together.

Sunday Morning Nursery Childcare
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
For ages 6 weeks to 2 years

Gordy-Rankin Children’s Building – First Floor
Located in the back of the church campus

Children’s Ministries strives to provide loving, nurturing care for Peachtree Road’s youngest members and visitors. Through the dedicated efforts of Sunday Nursery staff and volunteers, children ages six weeks to two years experience God’s love in a safe, welcoming environment. These happy early experiences lay the foundation for a lifelong faith journey.

Where to Go:

Signs in the Children’s Building list current birthdates and room assignments. Volunteers are available to help you locate nursery rooms for your child.

Sunday Morning Nursery Classrooms for the Summer

Infants 0-20 months
D121

21 months- 3 years old
D108

4 years old
D106

5 years old
D104

Who Provides Care:

All Nursery classrooms are staffed by qualified CPR certified adult workers, as well as volunteers from the congregation. Each Sunday, these low adult/ child ratios are maintained in the Nursery Rooms: Infants – 1 to 3. Toddlers – 1 to 4. Twos – 1 to 5. Additional staff and volunteers are added when necessary to insure the safety and comfort of all children.

What to Do:

Sign in at your child’s Nursery Room, writing your whereabouts and cell phone number in case of we need to contact you while your child is in our care.
Make a name tag for your child and select a security number. The number badge must be returned in order to retrieve your child.
If your child becomes ill or unhappy during the morning, the staff will notify parents via text message.
Caregivers will receive your child at the door; parents should remain outside nursery classrooms.
Please remain on campus while your child is in nursery care.

What to Bring:

Please bring a disposable diaper for each hour your child will be in the Nursery, as well as a change of clothes for emergencies.
Label all personal items with your child’s first and last name.
Please provide bottles or sippy cups for church time.
Snacks are served to all classes except the Red Room at 10:00 am and 11:15 am. Baby food is not served in the Nursery.

In Case of Illness

For the protection of all children and workers, please DO NOT bring your child if he/ she is ill. The following criteria, suggested by the Health Department, will be used to determine when staff or children do not need to be in the nursery.

ANY of these symptoms in the past 24 hours:

Fever of 100F
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
Undiagnosed rashes or boils
Ongoing cough
Signs of common childhood illness
(i.e. German measles, Chicken Pox, Mumps, etc)
Runny eyes
Runny nose
Thank you for keeping our nursery safe and healthy for everyone.
If your child becomes ill or unhappy during the morning, the staff will notify parents via text message.

Parent Participation

All parents are expected and encouraged to volunteer one year in the Nursery and teach one year of Children’s Sunday School for each child in the family. Volunteers serve once a month, for a two hour shift, and may scheduling options are available. Make your volunteer commitment by contacting Children’s Ministries at 404.240.8243.

At Peachtree Road, we aren’t just here for you on Sundays. One of our most popular and appreciated ministries is our weekday Drop-In Childcare. Any weekday, parents may place their children in the loving care of our staff. Our team includes childcare professionals, former teachers and college students. We are all certified in First Aid and CPR and participate in ongoing training. We love our ministry and are dedicated to providing enriching, educational activities that are fun-filled and faith focused. Anyone is invited to enjoy the convenience and piece of mind provided by the Drop-In. We are open to members and non-members alike.

Drop-In Childcare

Ages 8 weeks to 6 years
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Children’s Building located in the back of the church campus

Make reservations here
404.240.8269
drop-in@prumc.org

Michele Ellis, Director
Charelle Pringle, Associate Director

Childcare Rooms and Ratios

Infant Room
8 weeks to mobile
2 caregivers to 6 children
D121-A

Young Toddlers Room
Mobile to walking
2 caregivers to 6 children
D121-B

Toddlers Room
Walking to 2 years old
2 caregivers to 10 children
D118

Two Years Room
2 years old to 3 years old
2 caregivers to 12 children
D211-A

Big Kids Room
3 years & potty trained to 6 years
2 caregivers to 16 children
D213 and D308

Things To Know Before You Go

Please bring an extra set of clothing for each child. If your child is in diapers, please bring at least 3 disposable diapers. Also, include a no-spill cup or bottle if your child cannot drink from a paper cup.

Label your child’s belongings with his/her name, for example: bottle, cup, diaper bag, pacifier, change of clothes, and lunch box.

A mid-morning snack will be provided for children in the toddler and older rooms. Parents provide a packed lunch with all food cut and ready to serve. A mid-morning snack is served in our infant room as specified by the parent on the sign-in sheet. Bottles and food sent by the parent are also given to infants as specified by parents on the sign-in sheet.

Illness Policy! A child who has had vomiting, diarrhea, or fever in the past 24 hours should be kept home. Also, please note that Drop In staff is not permitted to administer medication.

Summertime Camp Prices

PRUMC Members 

$40/day

Community Members 

$45/day

At Peachtree Road, we celebrate and welcome all God’s children.

“But each one has a particular gift from God, one having one kind
and another a different kind.”
I Corinthians 7:7

We seek to create an atmosphere where special needs children and their families are welcome, feel a sense of belonging and support, and can learn about and experience God’s love and compassion through the example of others.

If you have a special needs situation in your family and would like information about opportunities available, please contact Martha Christopher at marthac@prumc.org.