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, a faith-based story and a prayer.

September–May Nursery Hours

Sundays: 8:15–11:30 am (during worship)
We welcome nursery volunteers! Contact Kasey Collver to help. 

Sundays

Children’s Church (ages 4–1st grade)

Children attend the beginning of worship with their families and then are invited to Children’s Church. They are escorted from the Sanctuary by staff and parent volunteers for a special programming. Parents and staff lead worship, singing, storytelling, and games in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

Family Matters: A Parent Fellowship Group

Family Matters is a place of welcome and connection for parents. Join us for fellowship, learning, and support in a faith-based setting 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 during the program year, and is led by Brad Ollmann.

Wednesdays

Moms Group

Moms with children of any age are invited to be a part of our Moms Group.  We provide a time and space for conversation and fellowship, as well as a place to be mindful of our own spirituality. Child care is provided. Moms Group meets Wednesday mornings (10:30-noon) in the Nursery. For more information about Moms Group, contact Marie Kruskop

Cherub Choir (ages 3–Kindergarten)

Westminster welcomes your child into the world of choral singing! Once your child turns three years old, s/he is eligible to join the Cherub Choir. The Cherubs are directed by Brad Ollmann, who has been working with the younger choirs at Westminster since 2006. They meet from 6:00–6:30 pm on Wednesday evenings in the Children’s music room at Westminster Presbyterian. Many families arrive earlier to enjoy a kid-friendly meal with other families before choir. (Dinner is served from 5:15–6:45 p.m.) Cherubs sing in December, March, and May during a Sunday 10:30 Service. For more information, please contact Brad Ollmann.

Wednesday Night Dinner & Activities

Join us on Wednesday nights for dinner (5:15-6:45) in the Refectory/Fellowship Hall and for playtime in the Recreation Room (6:00-7:30) before, during, and after children’s choir rehearsals. This is also a wonderful way to meet other Westminster families.

Contact

Matthew Johnson
Interim Associate Pastor

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

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.