CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

We love your kids and want them to know that God loves them too! Coast Kids has a highly committed team of people who are ready to engage and teach your children while you enjoy the service.  All North Coast Church staff and volunteers are background checked and Live Scanned prior to serving within the Children’s Ministry.

Classes are designed to be age appropriate.  For those in our infant to Pre-K classrooms, toys and activities are provided that are suited for each age group.  Children in Kindergarten and above have fun worshiping together, playing in various activities and meeting in small groups during table time. Small groups consist of prayer, Bible verses and activities relevant to that day’s Bible teaching.  The 4th and 5th grade classes also offer occasional events throughout the year, including a week of summer camp for incoming 5th graders!

We invite kids to bring their Bibles and their friends and join us each weekend!

All children must be checked in and checked out of a classroom. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

Connect with Children’s Ministry

Stay in touch with your campus children’s ministry through social media.

Check out the Vista Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants to Pre-Kindergarten

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Theresa Kidwell, Children’s Pastor (Infant-PreK)
(760) 724-6700 Ext 282
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Kindergarten through 5th Grade

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Gina Sur, Children’s Pastor (K – 5th)
(760) 724-6700 Ext 238
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Special Needs Ministry

During the weekend ministry we welcome children and young adults with Autism, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD.

All Inclusive Special Needs Classroom
We offer our special needs classroom at 11:00 on the Vista Campus. There is no reservation needed. This option works best for students who would not do well mainstreaming in our regular ministry. The classroom is located in the Preschool building.

The Buddy Program
This program is available to elementary-aged students who need assistance to successfully participate in our mainstream classrooms, Kindergarten/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th and 5th grades. These students are placed in an age or developmentally appropriate classroom with a volunteer during church service. These volunteers, who are called “buddies”, work one-on-one with students to provide support, helping students navigate transitions, group dynamics, and peer interactions. Volunteers work closely with parents of students, offering feedback of the students’ church experience. They also communicate spiritual truths and the love of Jesus during the time spent with each student.

Because the availability of buddies fluctuates throughout the year, prior notice is required in order to accommodate requests. For more information on this ministry contact Marcia Boeche.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Marcia Boeche, Special Needs Coordinator
Phone: 760-724-6700 x 300
Email

Check out the Carlsbad Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

While children programs are available for most service times, be sure to check the current service options to pick the best one for your family.

Infants – Pre-Kindergarten

The Preschool program is divided into 5 classrooms: Infant – 12 months, 1 year olds, 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4’s to Pre-Kindergarten.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Alexis Feindel, Children’s Pastor
(760)724-6700
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Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Kindergarten-1st grade and 2nd & 3rd grade are in different classrooms but meet together during worship and offering time.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Alexis Feindel, Children’s Pastor
(760)724-6700
Email

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Check out the Fallbrook Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants – 5th Grade

Children classes are  divided into the following age groups: Nursery (infants – 1 yr olds), 2 – 5 year olds (Pre-K) , Kindergarten/1st grade, 2nd/3rd grade, 4th/5th grade.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Tamara Landes, Children’s Pastor
(760) 724-6700
Email

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Check out the Hillsboro Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants – 5th Grade

Our check in system is easy-to-use and to make the process even easier, you can now pre-register.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Nevada Teeters, Children’s Ministry Director
Email

Check out the Pauma Valley Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants – 5th Grade

Come find us every Sunday at the Children’s Ministry check-in kiosk. We welcome children of every age and grade level with worship, games, activities and Bible stories that will teach your child about Jesus.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Jamie Pacheco, Children’s Ministry Director
(760) 724-6700
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Check out the Ramona Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants – 5th Grade

Come find us every Sunday at the Children’s Ministry check-in kiosk. We welcome children of every age and grade level with worship, games, activities and Bible stories that will teach your child about Jesus.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Paula Tremayne, Children’s Ministry Pastor
(760) 724-6700
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Check out the Rancho Bernardo Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Infants – 5th Grade

Come find us every Sunday at the Children’s Ministry check-in kiosk. We welcome children of every age and grade level with worship, games, activities and Bible stories that will teach your child about Jesus.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Megan Sims, Children’s Ministry Pastor
(760) 724-6700
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Check out the San Marcos/Escondido Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

Come find us every Sunday at the Children’s Ministry check-in kiosk. We welcome children of every age and grade level with worship, games, activities and Bible stories that will teach your child about Jesus.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Ashlie Hufferd, Children’s Ministry Pastor
Phone: (760) 724-6700 x611
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Check out the Temecula Campus page for location, weekend service times and more.

MINISTRY CONTACT:
Maranda Rodriguez, Children’s Ministry Pastor
Phone: (760) 724-6700
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FAQs

Is this just a babysitting service?

Definitely not! The children’s program incorporates age appropriate teaching time to help build a foundation for understanding God’s love.

Children in the 2 year old through Pre-K classes enjoy worship and story time with a craft and activity that helps strengthen that day’s lesson.

Kindergarten grades and above include praise and worship, followed by a fun teaching time, and ends with small groups to pray, recite memory verses and learn to use the Bible.

Each campus has specific procedures but all require children to be checked in and picked up in their classroom.  If you would like more detail, contact the campus children’s pastor.

  • First time visitors will be asked to complete a registration card for each child.  It is important that you indicate if your child has any allergies, special needs or custody issues so we can address your needs.
  • All campuses have a notification system for Pre-K and younger children so the parent can be reached during service if needed. When you check in, you will receive further instructions on how this works for your campus.
  • When a child (Pre-K and younger) is checked in to a classroom, the person who drops off the child (usually the parent or grandparent) is given a pick-up slip. The person in possession of the pick-up slip is the only person to whom we will release the child from our care.

The screening process for volunteers includes an application, interview and reference checks. In addition staff members and volunteers, age 18 and older, that work in Children’s Ministry have a Live Scan and criminal background check performed by the North Coast Church Safety Team.

We are thankful that so many quality volunteers have stepped forward to help teach kids about the Bible and to encourage them in their walk with the Lord.

We encourage parents to take their children to the restroom before the service begins. However, if the need arises, children are escorted to and from nearby restroom facilities by two staff members or adult non-related volunteers.

For the safety and respect of the children in our classroom, if your child has a runny nose, cough, or fever, please do not bring them.

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