Welcome to Next Jr!
What is Next Jr?
NEXT Jr. is for kids 2 years and under. Babies and toddlers are in a constant state of wonder as they begin to see and learn about God’s love through the people in their lives and the world in which they live. NEXT Jr. is a soft, colorful environment that is consistently staffed with caring adult volunteers who communicate and display God’s love to each child. A foundation is laid for the basic truths: God Made Me and God Loves Me.
Baby Dedication is an opportunity for new parents to focus on what will affect their child’s future the most. It is about making a commitment to put God first in your home and to trust in Him as your source of direction as you lead your family and parent your child. It is also a time for you to share with your closest friends and family what is most important to you and to ask them for their prayers and support.
What Comes After NEXT Jr.?
On the first Sunday of the month after a child turns 3 years old, they get to move up to Preschool Parkway where they learn about Jesus in an age appropriate way. The preschoolers at Grace are assigned to a small group leader who guides them through their morning activities: music, storytime, games, crafts, snacks, and activities.