Early Childhood

For our youngest children, Westminster provides quality care
and engaging, age-appropriate activities

Nursery Care

Westminster’s Nursery provides care for infants through age 3. We offer quality care and age-appropriate activities and programming in a safe, nurturing environment that reflects God’s love, care, and concern. On Sundays, toddlers take part in Circle Time, which includes singing and a faith-based story.

September–May Nursery Hours

Sundays: 8:15–11:30 am (during worship)
Wednesdays: 5:45–8:00 pm (during programs/activities)
We welcome nursery volunteers! Contact Kasey Collver to help. 

Sundays

Children’s Church (ages 4–1st grade)

Children sit with their parents during the first part of the 10:30 am worship service and then are accompanied by staff and parent volunteers to Children’s Church in rooms 209/210. There they participate in a time of worship with stories, prayers, singing, and arts that nurture their sense of God’s presence from a child’s perspective and help them learn the practices of worship.

Family Matters: A Parent Fellowship Group

Family Matters is a place of welcome and connection for parents. Join us for fellowship, learning, and support each Sunday in the Bushnell Room during Education Hour (9:15 am).

Make a Joyful Noise

This time of music and movement is held twice per month Sundays in the Nursery.

Story Time Sunday

Story Time Sunday happens once per month in the Nursery.

Wednesdays

Cherub Choir (ages 3–Kindergarten)

Westminster welcomes your child into the world of choral singing! Once your child turn three years old, s/he is eligible to join the Cherub Choir. Cherubs meet from 6:00–6:25 pm on Wednesday evenings at Central Lutheran, but many families arrive earlier to enjoy a kid-friendly meal with other families before choir. (Dinner is served from 5:15–6:45 pm) Cherubs sing in December, March, and May during a Sunday 10:30 Service.

Parent-Child Time Together

Parents and siblings of Cherubs spend time together on Wednesdays beginning at 6:00 pm. Cherubs join their families after Cherub Choir is over. We offer a different focus activity each week but encourage parents to follow their child’s lead during this time together. This is also a wonderful way to meet other parents and their children. Come! Play!

Contact

Rev. Brennan Blue
Associate Pastor for Families, Youth, and Children

Dr. Carmel Tinnes
Director of Educational Ministries

Marie Kruskop
Coordinator, Early Childhood & Family Ministries

Kasey Collver
Coordinator, Nursery

Brad Ollmann
Director, Early and Middle Childhood Music

Drew Smith
Administrative Assistant

Nursery News

This monthly newsletter keeps parents informed about events, plus lessons and scriptures verses to support your child’s faith journey! 

Learn more here about Westminster’s Child and Youth Safety Policy.

Read Westminster’s Child Care Policy.