Greenhouse desires to plant solid roots for watershed's kids.
We grow these roots by recycling four key beliefs from birth through 5th grade.
IDENTITY: When kids grow up believing they are made by God, they will grow up wanting to know the God who made them.
AWARENESS: When kids become more conscious of themselves and the world around them, they are open to uniquely relating to God through their imagination, intellect, emotions, and personality.
CONNECTION: When kids live in connection with others, it enriches their lives and reminds them they are not alone. Kids see the beauty of each others' uniqueness in Jesus, and they explore connecting with God in different ways.
JUSTICE: When kids bump into the broken world around them, they are empowered to be the hands and feet of Jesus, no matter the age.
Greenhouse is intended for ages six weeks through 5th grade. Are you a new parent? Just know that we strive to be neat freaks, creating the safest, cleanest, most serene experience for your precious new one. If your child feels shy about spending their first visit to Greenhouse without you, feel free to stay with them for the morning and see firsthand what takes place in Greenhouse! To take a tour on a Sunday morning, to get more information about Greenhouse, or to volunteer on a Sunday, please email Becky.
Current Greenhouse classes:
Seedlings (6 weeks – 24 months)
The focus of our time with the Seedlings is in making sure they are loved and nurtured while having their basic care needs met. This area is divided into two areas: walkers and non-walkers. We also offer a nursing mothers area in a curtained off area located in the hallway near where our Sunday Gathering takes place as well as rocking chairs in the Seedlings room for nursing moms! We want each parent to enjoy the Sunday Gathering at the highest level, with the assurance that their little one is being looked after and receiving the attention they need.
Sprouts (24 – 36 months)
In Sprouts, Greenhouse leaders provide compassionate care to toddlers by engaging them in playtime while also teaching them about our four roots through storytelling and crafts. The Sprouts team provides hands-on learning and love to toddlers in a safe and fun environment. We love bubbles, playdough, and silly dance moves in this room!
Diggers (3 – 5 years)
Diggers continue to explore their GreenHouse roots through sensory-focused centers, stories, and craft activities. GreenHouse leaders love engaging our growing artists to apply lessons and building friendships is a key focus of this room. We ask that children be potty-trained before they move to the Diggers classroom.
Evergreens (Kindergarten – 1st grade)
In our Evergreens class, we focus on processing our GreenHouse roots deeper, with the goal of providing a safe environment for kids to ask questions about God and faith through guided, interactive discussion and activities. Evergreens kick off the morning by going up to Sunday Gathering worship except once a month when the music is brought to us! Our Evergreens kiddos love to sing! Fun application games and a beginning sense of small groups (“blocs”) for kids are built here!
Redwoods (2nd – 5th grade)
In our Redwoods class, children engage our GreenHouse roots with practical applications and more built in time for small groups (“blocs”) to pursue an intentional relationship with our GreenHouse leaders. We also kick off the morning by going up to Sunday Gathering worship except once a month when the music is brought to us! And to keep these upper elementary kids engaged there are plenty of silly games, friendly competitions and teambuilding activities mixed into each week’s lesson. We ask parents to try to attend the same service each week so that relationships with their leaders can build over time!