We want to partner with parents to help raise-up a biblically-literate, fully devoted generation of believers in Jesus Christ. It is our desire to reinforce the spiritual values taught in your home through sound biblical instruction, quality activities and meaningful relationships with other children and adults.
BIRTH - 4 YEARS OLD
WeeCare, GroZone & Weekday
WeeCare Sunday School
Infants – 24 months
9:30am & 11:00am
Our youngest preschoolers are nurtured and loved each week by a group of committed, care-giving volunteers. It is our desire that these little ones experience a safe and loving atmosphere. Bible stories and truths are shared with them through stories and music.
GroZone Sunday School
Age 2 years – 4 years
9:30 & 11:00am
Bible stories and truths are taught each week to preschoolers using Gospel Light Curriculum. These little ones are active and curious, so age-appropriate learning centers are set up to engage a variety of different learning styles and temperaments. Preschoolers experience story-time and music in their classrooms and also enjoy a corporate time of learning and worship at the “Big Tree.”
Infants – 24 months
Little ones are loved and cared for by our childcare staff. They enjoy activities and lots of play with others at the same developmental stages.
Ages 2 years – 4 years
This mid-week program helps preschoolers learn important Bible skill and memory concepts as they study the work of missionaries at home and abroad. Through creative learning centers, they experience food, sights and customs of other states and countries. They also participate in additional art and music activities.
Kids Cove Weekday is an extension of our preschool ministry to children and their families. We offer a half day program with two, three and five-day options available for children 12 months through four years (PreK):
- 1 year (12-24 Months) – 2 days
- 2 days (Tues & Fri)
- 2 years – 2, 3 or 5 days
- 2 days (Tues & Fri OR Wed & Fri)
- 3 days (Tues, Wed, Fri)
- 5 days (Mon-Fri)
- 3 & 4 years – 3 or 5 days
- 3 days (Tues, Wed, Fri)
- 5 days (Mon-Fri)
We place a strong emphasis on spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and social development. Using the biblically based Wee Learn curriculum, children learn and play through structured activities and centers that encourage their development in these areas.
2019-2020 Fall Registration is now open! For more info, hit the “CONTACT” button below.
KINDERGARTEN - 5TH GRADE
Sunday Cool & Code Keepers
Kindergarten – 5th grade
9:30am & 11:00 am
Children are taught Bible stories and truths in creative and relevant ways. Application of spiritual concepts is reinforced in small groups where they also receive care and instruction from an adult leader.
1st – 5th Grades
Rotating Room Locations
Our emphasis is on Bible skills, Bible memory, missions and games. Code Keepers also have the opportunity to participate in creative electives that enable them to explore their giftedness and ability which includes age appropriate options for music, art, drama and technology.
Special Needs Ministry
Special needs children, adults and their families are embraced and cared for through this important ministry. JOY stands for Jesus’ Opportunity for You.
As a parent of a child or adult with special needs, you have the option to mainstream or place your child in a self-contained classroom. Both environments allow our special needs children and adults to be loved and nurtured spiritually. God’s word will be presented based on each child’s specific cognitive needs.
Opportunities for Special Needs
- For special needs children, adults and siblings
- Held the third Saturday of each month (check church calendar for dates)
- 5pm – 8pm
- Sunday Programs
- Wednesday Programs
- Vacation Bible School
- Kids Camp
Upcoming Children Programs and Events
Family Easter Celebration
As we rejoice in Jesus’ resurrection and the hope of eternal life that brings us, we hope you will join us for this year’s Family Easter Celebration
When: Saturday, April 20
- 11:00 am Picnic (bring your own)
- 1:00 pm Family Games
- 1:30 pm Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Retreat Main House
134 Long Mtn Trl
Cleveland, GA 3052
Enjoy visiting with other families and don’t forget your picnic lunch, a blanket or lawn chairs, a kite to fly, other outdoors games, and basket to gather eggs.
Invite your friends! This will be a great way for them to experience community at Lakewood.
Spring Parent-Child Dedication
When: Sunday, April 28, at 4:00 pm
Where: Lakewood Worship Center and Kids Cove 3
Participation in one of our parent-child dedication services is an important way for us to support and encourage your efforts to lay a spiritual foundation in the life of your child. This service is not intended as an “infant baptism” at which salvation is claimed for a child. Instead, it is a time for parents to commit themselves to model and teach spiritual truth and values in the home.
These special services are held in the fall, winter, and spring at 4:00 PM. A reception is hosted by the Kids Cove staff after the service for families and their guests.
To participate, please contact Elizabeth Ormsbee at (770) 532-6307, ext. 1018 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14.
Kids Camp 2019 Theme:
Like a Tree
When: June 3-June 7
Where: Camp Stephens Group Camp
Alexander H. Stephens State Park, Crawfordville, GA
Who: Kids Camp is for children currently in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades. Children in 2nd grade may attend if a parent is going as a camp volunteer.
Registration forms must be accompanied by a $50 deposit to secure space.
Total Camp Tuition: $350 (includes canteen spending money) $50 deposit will be subtracted from the total tuition. Remaining camp balance is due by May 26th.
Camp is about giving kids the opportunity to participate in traditional summer camp activities while exploring through daily quiet times, group Bible studies, relevant messages and engaging drama what it means to live a life “like a tree firmly planted.” (Psalm 1:1-3)
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School 2019 Theme:
In the Wild: Amazing Encouters with Jesus
When: June 17 – 21, 2019 | 9 am – 12:15 pm
Who: Children who complete kindergarten through fifth grade in Spring 2019 are able to attend without a parent volunteer. Birth through pre-k classes are provided for children of adult volunteers.
This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot—a specific moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. Through VBS, kids will discover that each snapshot of Jesus is an opportunity to respond to the gospel.
Registration begins in March.
Kids Cove Music and Drama Summer Camp
Music Mania 2019 Musical:
O Chicken of Little Faith
Camp Dates: Sunday, July 14 (3:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
Musical Presentation: Thursday, July 18, at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center
Audition Date: Sunday, April 28, starting at 1:30 pm in Kids Cove 1 and 2
Camp Participants: Kids completing kindergarten-5th grade in Spring 2019
Early Bird Registration Fee: $50 per child *(If registered on or before May 26.)
Registration Fee: $60 per child ($150 family cap) *Fee provides camper with camp t-shirt, practice CD and booklet, daily snack, special lunch on Wednesday, activities, and fun with friends! Register now.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 30