Nursery & Preschool \| Ages Birth - K4
Parents Night Out
The Preschool Ministry of Cascade Hills Church in conjunction with The Growing Room is happy to offer the Parent’s Night Out (PNO) program to our members and regular attendees. The PNO program is offered from 6:30–9:30pm one Friday night a month. It is open to children ages 8 weeks through 5th Graders.
For this ratio to be in compliance and to the fairness of all participating in the PNO program, the following guidelines must be followed in order for parents to participate in this program:
- Parent(s) must be a regular volunteer in some capacity in the Real Kids Ministry or the Preschool Ministry. (Saturday evening, Sunday morning, etc.)
- Reservations must be made for the child by noon the Tuesday prior to PNO.
- Reservations can be made at the Preschool Welcome Desk on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings or through the Preschool Ministry office.
- Reservations for each age group will close when those rooms have reached capacity and/or teacher/child ratio has reached its limit.
- Children must have had their dinner before arriving at PNO.
- Due to time constraints, PNO staff will not be able to feed children their dinner.
- Toddlers through 5 th Grade-aged-children will be provided a snack of goldfish crackers and lemonade during PNO.
- Children need to be appropriately dressed for learning & play.
Please provide an extra change of clothes in case of accidental soiling.
We ask that parent’s drop-off their children no earlier than 6:30pm & no later than 7:00pm. We also ask that parents be prompt in picking up their children by 9:30pm .
In order to make a child’s experience at church happy and meaningful, parents should:
- Take primary responsibility for their child’s spiritual growth.
- Bring their child to church regularly.
- Become familiar the Policies and Procedures of the Preschool/Children's Ministry.
- Mark all belongings plainly with the child’s name. Include an adequate diaper supply and a change of clothes in case of accidental soiling.
- Dress the child comfortably. Bring adequate outerwear for the child as he/she may go outside with his/her class for play or nature walks.
- Never “sneak” away from their preschooler. Tell the child kindly and firmly that you will be back for him/her. Leave immediately; most children will adjust quickly.
- Never bring a child who is ill to the Preschool area. See the recommendations taken from the Report of the Committee of the Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics further in this handbook.
- Serve in the Preschool area during at least one session per month on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings. This is asked of all Preschool Parents and will help provide adequate care for the children. This also allows parents to be involved in this important aspect of their child’s life.