At Northview Church, kids are important!

Impacting Children for a Lifetime with Jesus

Nursery
It is open during the Saturday and Sunday morning services and during selected special events. The nursery is located in the East Wing on the main floor. More
Pre School
A place where children ages 2-5 learn foundations of faith through Bible stories, prayer, singing, scripture memory, and activities. More
Grade School
Our programs are kid-oriented, our volunteers are carefully chosen and our curriculum is Biblically sound. It is a privilege to care for your children here. More
Imagine
In Imagine, we are passionate about accepting and supporting children and families impacted by special needs and disability More

Northview Kids Important Info:

FAMILY SERVICE: October 25 & 26
  • No Grade School Junior or Primary programs running
  • Noah’s Park Preschool will offer a shorter program, running after worship time
  • Nursery will run as usual
KINDERGARTEN BIBLE PRESENTATION Primary Department is hosting this fall’s bible presentation! On October 25 & 26, all kindergarteners will be presented with a new bible during all Worship Center services.
VILLAGE THREADS SHOE DRIVE Needed NEW Children’s shoes sizes 11 – Men and Women’s size 8. The Shoes will be donated to children at two Abbotsford Elementary schools who need them. The children are in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Donations can be dropped off in the Cove.


What is KidCheck?

PageLines- 150_kidcheck.jpgKidCheck is our way of ensuring your child’s safety. You are able to create a secure account where you can keep your family’s information current, and all updates can be done from your home computer. In addition, you are able to create a list of authorized or non-authorized guardians, provide pertinent medical information for your children, update contact information, and upload photos.

Creating a Free Account

If you are a regular Northview attender and have yet to make an online account, or if this is your first time visiting Northview, please visit go.kidcheck.com to create a free and secure KidCheck parent account. Read below to discover more about what KidCheck is, what are the benefits of creating a KidCheck account, and how you can Check-in a Friend.

Follow These Steps:

  1. Go to go.kidcheck.com and see the option “I am a parent and want to create a free account”, click the “Register Now” link
  2. Enter your contact information and create a username and password.
  3. Enter Northview Community Church when it asks for your organization.
  4. Click Register and click I agree to the terms of use.
  5. Set up your account by entering your mailing address, timezone, phone options and birthday. The ‘My Account” section is where you keep your personal profile information, child information, and your guardian list.
  6. Make sure you add a picture. (This is very important, for security reasons)
  7. Click Save.
  8. Use the tabs to fill in your kids and spouse/guardian information and click save changes.

For security reasons we do not link parent accounts together. Each parent is free to create their own account, but if you want your spouse to be able to check your kids out, they will need to be listed as a guardian.

Now you are registered and you can change your information anytime, by logging in with your username and password.

For more information and questions about KidCheck please contact Adriana Bryce.

Contact Adriana

Registering your child’s friend?

If your child is bringing a friend to our Saturday evening or Sunday morning programs, we ask that their parent create a KidCheck account and enter you as a guardian. At Sunday morning check-in, our volunteers will be able to find that child under “other children you are listed as a guardian.” Your efforts here are very much appreciated, as it will eliminate any wait that you would have incurred at check-in.

For more information and questions about KidCheck please contact Adriana Bryce.

Contact Adriana


Lil’ Sprouts Nursery

Our nursery is for babies and toddlers from 6 months – 24 months.
It is open during the Saturday and Sunday morning services and during selected special events. The nursery is located in the East Wing on the main floor. If you need help finding the Nursery, ask an Usher or visit the Info Booth.

A Precious Miracle
Your child is a beautiful gift from God and we are here to care for and love your baby or toddler. We also are excited to help introduce your child to their Creator through play, songs, and stories.

Our nursery features:

  • Carefully enforced check-in system with a pager number
  • Strict enforcement of caregiver/child ratios: Adults 1:3 and teens 1:2
  • Separate areas for crawlers, walkers, and quiet room with cribs
  • Weekly cleansing and disinfecting of toys

For further information on serving in the Nursery please contact Nursery Director Bonny Wormald.

Contact Bonny


Noah’s Park – Pre School

A place where children Ages 2-Age 4 learn foundations of faith through Bible stories, prayer, singing, scripture memory, and activities.

The Preschool is located in the East Wing on the main floor. Each week your child will be welcomed by a caring and compassionate teachers and helpers. Your child will participate in singing, hear the Bible story be creatively taught, and be visited by Noah’s Park special puppet, Henrietta the Hen. Then it’s back to the classroom for prayer groups, Bible verse memorization, activity time, and craft. The activities relate directly to the Bible story and allow the teacher to re-tell and reinforce the Bible lesson. Prayer groups will allow your child to be personally prayed for each and every week they come.

At Northview Church, kids are important. We are committed to meeting their needs for love, security, understanding and acceptance in a world that is unstable, competitive and sometimes violent. Our programs are kid-oriented, our volunteers are carefully chosen and our curriculum is Biblically sound. It is a privilege to care for your children here. Together as a team, we are growing tomorrow’s leaders. Let’s give them the best. Let’s give them Jesus! After all, they are HIS kids!

Registration
Preschool children may check-in at one of KidCheck check-in stations located on the east side of the church,  in the new building. If you are new to Northview, you may go to go.kidcheck.com and go to “I am a parent wanting to create a new account” to register your children ahead of time, and quickly check-in your children just prior to the service you are attending at one of our check-in stations.

Security
As security is important in the Preschool Department, a security clerk is present to sign the children into their classrooms and see that they leave safely. Each child will receive a security tag and a call number system is also in place.

For further information on serving in Preschool please contact Preschool Director Bonny Wormald.

Contact Bonny


Grade School

Here we seek to sow seeds of faith in our children in Kindergarten – Grade 5 by teaching God’s Word, modeling godly character and displaying Christ’s Love

Our programs are kid-oriented, our volunteers are carefully chosen and our curriculum is Biblically sound. It is a privilege to care for your children here. Together as a team, we are growing tomorrow’s leaders. Let’s give them the best. Let’s give them Jesus! After all, they are HIS kids!

Primary Grade School, Kindergarten – Grade 2
Children register for class as early as 20 minutes before service. They then join their friends and Coaches in room 219, located on the top floor of the old building, for a time of worship at the start of each service. Children will then be divided by grade and meets in their own classroom for a time of activities, Bible study and prayer. Our children are taught the Word of God using Discipleland curriculum.
*Drop off upstairs in room 219 – pick up in upstairs classrooms

Junior Grade School, Grade 3 – Grade 5
Children register for class as early as 20 minutes before service. They then join their friends and Coaches in Lower Court, located in the basement of new building, for a time of worship at the start of each service. Children then move into 2 separate teaching rooms for age appropriate Bible lessons. The Grade 5 children will remain in the basement, while the Grade 3 & 4 students will move to the upstairs classrooms for a time of activities, Bible study and prayer. Our children are taught the Word of God using Discipleland curriculum.
*Drop off downstairs in Lower Court - Grade 3 & 4 pick up in upstairs classrooms, Grade 5 pick up in basement classrooms

Each week the kids are given a memory verse to memorize. Click on the link below to print off this falls memory verse schedule. We use the NlrV Bible as it is very kid-friendly. This Bible is available for purchase at the Children’s Ministry Office for $25.

Memory Verse Schedule

Interested in volunteering in Grade School? To begin the application process, fill out and submit the following forms today!

Volunteer Application Criminal Record Check

Lisa Vanderzwaag is our Director of Primary Grade School.
Mikey Pierson is our Director of Junior Grade School.

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Imagine – Special Needs

Our desire is to provide a safe, caring and loving environment where children, teens and young adults can encounter Jesus while allowing their families to attend church together on a weekly basis.For those children who function best in a specialized setting, we provide a supportive group program with developmentally appropriate Bible stories, singing, activities and focused play. For children who function best in an integrated setting, we have care buddies available to provide 1:1 support, enabling your child to participate in all levels of typical programming (preschool; grade school, middle school).

For teens and young adults, we provide a supportive program with developmentally appropriate Bible stories, singing, games and activities. This group meets in a large classroom conducive to supporting individuals with various needs.

Our Mission

  • In Imagine, we are passionate about accepting, loving and supporting families impacted by special needs and disability.
  • In all that we do, our desire is to exemplify Jesus’ love, mercy, and compassion, freeing families to experience God’s loving embrace.
  • Our hope is to see Imagine families grow deeply, thrive emotionally and be in authentic community with each other.

Our Purpose

  • To unconditionally love and care for all children and families who enter our community.
  • To create an accepting environment where Imagine children, teens and young adults can experience the joy of encountering Jesus.
  • To support families to fully participate in the body of Christ and the community of Northview.
  • To encourage the growth of others to see and understand the value of each child in God’s world.

Imagine Support Options

Saturday Night, 5:15pm-7:00pm

  •  Children’s group program, Imagine Center
  •  Teens & young adults group program, Basement, Room B03
  • 1:1 support available

Sunday Morning, 9:00am-10:30am

  • 1:1 support available

Sunday Morning, 11:00am-12:45pm

  •  Children’s Group program, Imagine Center
  • Teens & young adults group program, Basement, Room B03
  •  1:1 support available

General Policies & Information

  1.  Registration is required for participation in Imagine. Each child must have a current profile and consent form on file. Imagine information and registration packets can be picked up at the Kids Info Desk or in Imagine Center.
  2. Families planning to participate in Imagine are encouraged to contact the Imagine Director to make arrangements for an initial home visit and intake.
  3. A secure check-in system called Kid Check is used at Imagine Center for both child drop-off and pick-up and in case parents need to be paged for any reason.
  4.  Imagine Center is a self-contained support suite. It is located just inside the covered awning at the back (South side of Northview church).

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on dedicated and caring volunteers to keep Imagine going! If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out an Imagine volunteer application form from the Kids Info Desk.

If you are considering volunteering with Imagine but aren’t sure if this is the right ministry for you, contact Brent Lanigan at imagine@northview.org, to arrange a time to chat and see what Imagine is all about!

For more information, contact Imagine Director Brent Lanigan.

Contact Brent