Parent Information

We feel privileged to partner with you in ministry to your children. If you are expecting or have recently welcomed a new baby to your family, click here for resources especially for you!

Registration
All children must have a current registration form on file with Children's and Family Ministry. If you have not registered, please complete a registration form and return it to First Pres. This important document provides us with information about your child's emergency contact, allergies, and special needs.

Sickness Policy
For the health of your child, other children, volunteers, and staff, we request that any sick child remain at home. A sick child is defined as one with a fever; persistent cough; diarrhea; mucus or redness of the eyes; constant runny nose; rash on face, torso or limbs; communicable disease; or vomiting. Children must be symptom- and fever-free for 24 hours before attending a Children's & Family Ministry program. If your child is looking lethargic or just coming down with a cold, we will ask that s/he remain with you. Caregivers may ask you about symptoms they observe in your child at drop-off; please let us know if your pediatrician has confirmed that your child has a condition, such as asthma or allergies, that imitates symptoms of communicable diseases.

Communication
We send out regular communication to families whose children participate in Children's & Family Ministry. If you would like to be on our email list, please let us know!

Children's & Youth Choirs
First Pres has a flourishing choir program for children! Children learn music fundamentals, participate and lead in worship, and work together as a team—all in a fun, nurturing environment! Click here for more information.

Resources for Parents
First Pres offers classes and resources to support families, parents, and children in all stages of development. For more information, contact Rosemarie Eichner-Raja, Director of Children's & Family Ministry, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 251 or rosemariee@fpcberkeley.org.