Join Us at Helping Hands...
"Before & After School Program"
We are here to help you during the school months.
Through out the school year our School Age program is in high demand. Due to it's reputation, our program is already quite FULL, however, it is worth your try to see if we still have space.
Also, we provide care to your family when teachers are training or your children have 1/2 days or are on break.
So, if you need help with their care during those times, please think of us.
This time together is a thematic program that keeps your children up to date on their reading & math and also allows they to enjoy great fellowship with others their own age. There are crafts, art, games, movies, outdoor events and all food/snacks are "homemade," healthy and included.
Call to see if we have space for your needs.
Teaching Children God's Word...
On Thursday Mornings, each week throughout the year, the Pre-School and the Kindergarten Readiness Classes spend time with Pastor Jan praising God in worship.
In the summers, on Friday, the Summer Program spends time learning about various Christian themes and how they apply to every day life.
During this time together, the children hear God's Word, watch videos, discuss what they have learned, pray, sing & dance to special songs.
Our goal is provide the children with a Biblical lesson each week that will in turn help them become stronger individuals who are grounded both emotionally and spiritually in the Word of God.
Also we hope they will discover through the love of God and His Word how to give more to others and the world as they practice what they have learned at Helping Hands.
FLU, COVID & RSV is
on the Rise...
It’s normal for parents to take extra precautions to keep children healthy during the fall and winter seasons. Colds, the flu, COVID, RSV and other respiratory viruses are most common at this time of year.
Planning ahead is crucial as we hope to avoid what has happened in the past. In 2022, the spread of RSV, the flu and COVID all spiked around the same time, causing more hospitalizations and exceptionally long wait times in pediatric emergency rooms across the nation .
This year, as your child interacts with classmates, friends and family members, please consider these important steps to help protect them from seasonal viruses and know what to do if your child gets sick.
Tips to Help Prevent Colds, the Flu or Other Viruses
What can I do to help my child avoid getting sick? Many of the respiratory viruses we see are spread through droplets from coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing out, or touching surfaces where these droplets land. So, this may be hard to control. But there are some precautions you can control, including encouraging your child to:
Wash their hands regularly with soap and warm water and/or use hand sanitizer, especially before eating, after using the restroom and after touching public surfaces.
Avoid touching their face.
Keep distance from people who have symptoms when possible. And stay home from school and other activities when sick.
Drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
Get the recommended amount of sleep for their age. Talk with their pediatrician if you’re unsure how much sleep your child needs.
Get regular, age-appropriate exercise.
It’s also helpful to demonstrate and encourage good cough etiquette, such as coughing into your elbow or using tissue and throwing it away immediately. These are good habits that kids can learn to help prevent the spread of viruses and other germs.
Will the flu shot or other vaccinations stop my child from getting sick?
Getting recommended vaccinations is an important part of helping your child either avoid or fight certain viruses. It doesn’t guarantee that your child won’t catch a virus, but getting your family vaccinated makes them less vulnerable to severe illness even if they do get sick.
The flu vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and others from getting the flu. It takes a while to take effect, so schedule yours today if you haven’t gotten one yet.
Talk with your Doctor and get advise for what is best for each of your children.