Early Childhood | 2s - Kindergarten

Our Early Childhood area is for 2 year olds through kindergarteners and is a place where children experience interactive lessons, creative crafts, fun games, and engaging music to learn that their Creator loves them and that they have a part in His Story.

On Sundays, the early childhood kids meet in the early childhood area during the 9:30am and 11:00am services.

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Special Needs

We strive to integrate every child into age-appropriate programming and provide individualized assistance for children with specific needs. Please email us at if you have a child with special needs.

From the Blog

June News for Sherwood Kids!
Jun 01, 2020

As we all learn more about and adapt to the "new normal," the Sherwood Kids! team realizes that children's ministry could look very different this next ministry year. Please know, though, that we are committed to finding ways to equip you--the parents and guardians--to help your kiddos continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus. So, check out the information below to stay updated and learn about what resources are available to you: 

  • The SK! Hangout is every Sunday after the 9:30 serviceThis virtual meeting is a place where kids can connect with each other and their leaders after the worship service. Visit socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The next SK! Parent Chat is Wednesday, June 3! This monthly virtual meeting is a place where parents can work together to overcome the challenges our families are facing in this "new normal." To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids. 
  • "Teachable Moments" devotionals are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Monday.
  • "Faith Tools" are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Wednesday. These are activities that help kids process the content in the sermon for the upcoming Sunday. We also provide supplies for these activities outside Door 4 at the Bloomington East Campus every Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit socc.org/kids.
  • SK! Story Time Videos are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Thursday. Check out the object lessons for elementary kids, book readings for early childhood kids, and more!
  • "Tuesday Takeovers" on social media. Follow SK! on social media to see what staff members and volunteers do when they take over the SK! social media accounts.
  • The kids have officially graduated to the next age group. When we gather at the church facility again, please check your child's name tag to make sure he/she is in the correct age group. 
  • The Upward Soccer 2020 season has been cancelled. We're definitely going to miss you all this year and hope to still have the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading 2021 season. We'll keep you updated.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service each week at 8:00am and 9:30 at socc.tv. Please take this opportunity each week for your family to grow and share together through the online service.
  • Join a Life Group. This is a great way for your family to continue to participate in the church community through small-group gatherings. For more information, email Allen Burris ( ) or Nancy Barrow ( ).
  • Safe Families is an organization in town that is matching donations up to $1000! That's doubling your gift! For more information, click here.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  , if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

May News for Sherwood Kids!
May 04, 2020

Wow! What a couple of months!

As we all prepare for the next few months and what the "new normal" will be, the Sherwood Kids! team has created some resources that we hope will help your kiddos continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus. So, check out the information below:

  • The SK! Hangout begins after the 9:30 service this Sunday, May 10! This virtual meeting is a place where kids can connect with each other and their leaders after the worship service. Visit socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The SK! Parent Chat begins this Wednesday, May 6! This virtual meeting is a place where parents can go to support each other with ideas and prayer as we all navigate the "new normal" together. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids. 
  • "Teachable Moments" devotionals are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Monday.
  • "Faith Tools" are posted at socc.org/kids every Wednesday. These are activities that help kids process the content in the sermon for the upcoming Sunday. Supplies for the activities are available outside Door 4 at the Bloomington East Campus every Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit socc.org/kids.
  • SK! Story Time Videos are posted at socc.org/kids every Thursday. Check out the object lessons for elementary kids, book readings for early childhood kids, and more!
  • "Tuesday Takeovers" on social media. Follow SK! on social media to see what staff members and volunteers do when they take over the SK! social media accounts.
  • Save the date for the information session for new 6th graders and their parents on Sunday, May 17, at 6:00pm. Stephen Figert (Director of SK!) and Tyler Cadwell (Jr. High Minister) will host a virtual meeting with 6th graders and their parents to share information about the transition from children's ministry to student ministry.
  • Save the date for the Kids Summer Kick-Off Parade on Monday, June 1, from 10:00am-11:00am, at the Bloomington East Campus. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the kids as they officially graduate to the next age group. More information coming soon at socc.org/kids.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service each week at 8:00am and 9:30 at socc.tv. Please take this opportunity each week for your family to grow and share together through the online service.
  • Join a Life Group. This is a great way for your family to continue to experience church community especially in a time of physical distancing. For more information, email Allen Burris ( ) or Nancy Barrow ( ).
  • Christian Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build relationships with each other and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Click here to learn more about some near-by Christian camps that we recommend.
  • Registration for Upward Soccer is on hold. We will post updates at socc.org/upward.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at , if you have any questions or concerns

From the Blog

SK! Faith Tools: May 3-9, 2020
May 01, 2020

Here are the activities for May 3-9 that you can do with your kids to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus! Feel free to include any or all of them into your schedule next week as you see fit.

  • Study: Read Philippians 2:3. Choose two words that stand out to you. Talk about what the words mean and why they are important to you.
  • Worship: Check out this video to have a worship experience at home.
  • Serve: Help make dinner or set the table one night this week.
  • Pray: Use the ACTS prayer guide.
    • A - Adoration: Tell God how much you love Him.
    • C - Confession: Tell God you're sorry for doing something wrong.
    • T - Thanksgiving: Thank God for something.
    • S - Supplication: Pray for God to help you or someone else.

From the Blog

SK Faith Tools April 26-May 2
Apr 24, 2020

Here are the activities for April 26-May 2 that you can do with your kids to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus! Feel free to include any or all of them into your schedule next week as you see fit.

  1. STUDY: Grab a ball, and sit in a circle with your family. Say something you value about someone in the circle as you roll the ball to them. Read Philippians 2:3. Talk about what it means to value others more than yourself.
  2. WORSHIP: Check out this video to have a worship experience at home with your family.
  3. SERVE: Donate to the Acts 2:45 Fund. Sherwood Kids will use some of this fund to provide food for healthcare workers next week.
  4. PRAY: Pray through art. Spend some time coloring. Determine what you'll pray for as you use each color (e.g. green for the earth, red for loved ones, etc.) As you use each color, pray out loud or in your head for those topics.

From the Blog

SK! Faith Tools: April 19-25, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

Here are the activities for April 19-25 that you can do with your kids to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus! Feel free to include any or all of them into your schedule next week as you see fit.

  1. STUDY: Read Philippians 2:3-8. Ask, What keeps you from putting others first? How did Jesus put YOU first? How does knowing that Jesus put us first help us put others first? Draw a picture of a time when you put someone else first.
  2. WORSHIP: Check out this video to have a worship experience at home.
  3. SERVE: Give the gift of words! Take some sidewalk chalk as you go on a walk in your neighborhood. Leave encouraging messages on the pavement for others.
  4. PRAY: Go on a prayer walk. Search for things you're thankful for. Tell God, "Thank you!"

Sherwood Kids Staff

Stephen Figert

Stephen Figert

Director of Sherwood Kidsoffice: 812.334.0206 x221
Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Elementary Coordinator
Desiree Chenault

Desiree Chenault

Nursery Coordinator, Sherwood Kids Assistant
Alex Gurtcheff

Alex Gurtcheff

Youth Ministries Creative Produceroffice: 812.334.0206 x 206
Heather Knoy

Heather Knoy

Sherwood Kids Coordinator
Nate May

Nate May

Bloomington West Children's Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206
Kelly Pitner

Kelly Pitner

Weekday Preschool Infant/Toddler Coordinator & Mom2Mom Kids Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206 x203
Marie Robertson

Marie Robertson

Weekday Preschool Directoroffice: 812.335.3847
Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bloomington Westoffice: 812.334.0206 x 274
Brittany Tucker

Brittany Tucker

Early Childhood Coordinator

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