CrossLife Kids

From babies to fifth graders, our team wants to give your family a positive experience.

We want your child to feel safe, loved and known. It is our privilege to partner with you in raising the next generation of world changers to love Jesus and know Him personally.

What's Sunday like?

Our priority is for children to know God personally so they can begin to walk with Him daily. Our purpose is to grow the mind and heart of every child, adapting and meeting them at every stage of development.

Nursery & Preschool

Our preschoolers learn to love Jesus as they take their first steps toward faith. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn Bible truths through hands-on activities while they play, sing, hear Bible stories and develop friendships.

Kids Worship

Kids Worship services offer a time of kid-friendly worship and a Bible message designed specifically for their age group.

K-ids 1st Connection | Kindergartners-1st graders
Kids Connection | 2nd - 5th graders

Small Groups

We desire to see your child with a smile, a new friend and a greater understanding of the character of Christ! Our committed leaders teach a gospel-centered curriculum, “Gospel Project,” to ensure that K-5th graders know the stories of the Bible and how every story points to Jesus!

Plan a Sunday Visit

Our team of greeters would love to guide you through your first Sunday at CrossLife.

Oviedo Campus
Find us at the Atrium Welcome Center in the Worship Center, under our blue umbrellas outside or inside Friendship Island or the Church Office building.

East Campus
Our Welcome Team will guide you to the CrossLife Kids classrooms as you arrive to Columbia Elementary School.

Wednesday Nights

Your family is invited to hang out with us on Wednesday nights! Register your child for either of the programs below any time during the school year. While your child is learning about the Bible, making friends and playing games feel free to attend an adult discipleship class with CrossLife University.

AWANA

AWANA is a program fully committed to making your Kindergartner-5th grader WANT to memorize Scripture and know more about God using memory challenges, group teaching and an exciting game time.

Kids Choir

Kids three years old to 5th graders have a blast during an active time of singing and activities teaching them about expressing love for Jesus through song.

Childcare

Childcare is available for parents of infants and preschoolers who are attending an adult discipleship class with CrossLife University, participating in Choir/Orchestra rehearsal or serving in a ministry on campus.

VBS Childcare

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child attend more than one Sunday Small Group hour?

Infants-Preschoolers: Yes! Children are welcome to stay in the same classroom for both hours so parents can attend our Worship Service and an Small Group.

K-5th Graders: During our 9:30 a.m. service, children are welcome to attend Kids Worship. Kids Worship provides a time of worship and age-appropriate message for our K-1st and 2nd-5th graders. Children remaining for the 11:00 a.m. service will then be walked to their Small Group where they will spend the following service.

What is the classroom environment like?

We’ve taken special care to well-trained, professional teachers in our classrooms.

Babies and One-Year-Olds: Little ones are cared for in a loving environment. Our classes have a low teacher to child ratio for individualized attention.

Two-Year-Olds and PreK: Each session is focused around a Bible story and Biblical truth that kids will explore in ways they can understand. We want your preschooler to love coming to church!

K-5th graders: Our committed volunteer leads will be with the same children every Sunday, allowing for leaders and children in the room to build a foundation of friendship and trust. Children can expect to learn new Bible lessons every weekend, with a curriculum that points them back to the gospel message. Lesson-related games and videos provide a fun, interactive way for children to learn.

Are the teachers background checked?

Yes! We require all volunteers aged 18+ to have a government background check conducted. Every volunteer must also submit three references which our team reviews.

What security and safety precautions does CrossLife have in place to protect my kids?

Check-In/ Pick Up: Our digital check-in system for infants-1st graders makes check-in a breeze for parents and serves to keep your little ones safe.

When checking-in at Friendship Island or our Church Office building, 3 labels are be printed:

  1. Nametag for your child to wear.
  2. Teacher security label placed on our blue check-in card.
  3. Parent security label placed on a green check-in card for you to keep.

Infants-1st graders are not released from the safety of the classroom unless their name tag, teacher security card and parent security card match. Your child’s safety is our top priority!

Volunteer Screening and Training: All adult leaders are trained yearly and require a background check and character references before beginning their service. Character references are required for rotating classroom helpers, substitutes and youth interns as well. CrossLife Kids has a two-adult policy. This means two adult (18+) volunteers or staff members must be present with a child or within a classroom. Our security team assigns trained volunteers to monitor all CrossLife Kids buildings to provide a safe Sunday experience.

How is CrossLife protecting kids against COVID-19?
Worship Center
Those who are vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask. If you have not been vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask when in close proximity to others. Thank you for your cooperation.Preschool and Elementary Ministries
We will continue to ask K-5 children, and Preschool and Elementary Ministry volunteers, to wear a mask while in the classrooms. Another review of policy is expected the first week of June. Thank you for your cooperation.

Meet the CrossLife Kids Team

Michelle Chegwin

Preschool Ministry Director

Jeri Daniel

East Campus Kids Director

Barry Edwards

Minister of Elementary Children

Melanie Bishop

First Years Preschool Director

Jessica Nicholas

AWANA Commander

Amanda Nash

Elementary Administrative Assistant

Nancy Jones

Kids Choir Coordinator

Denise Toavs

Preschool Administrative Assistant

Heather Graves

Administrative Assistant to the Preschool Director

Laura Johnson

Preschool Administrative Assistant

Searching for a Preschool?

First Years Preschool is seeking to provide a quality early education experience that will create a thirst for learning in the child and the skills necessary for future school success, encourage his personal relationship with the Lord and shape his moral integrity, and support parents in their role as the child’s primary teacher.