Children's Ministry

Scroll down to find information about our:

  • The Children's Center (School-Age Program)
  • Sunday School
  • Faith Legacy Series
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Vacation Bible School

 

 

CHILDREN'S CENTER
408-356-6828

 


Jesus said, "Let the Children Come to Me"


Holy Cross Lutheran Children's Center School Age Program provides a Christ-centered daycare program from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm before and after school for children in grades K-5.  Daycare is available on school in-service days. 

The program is designed to help children develop a healthy self-concept, which includes accepting themselves, their limitations and talents as God has given them.  The children experience God's love in action as the staff reinforces the belief of Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and Friend.

The School Age Day Care Program is held on the grounds of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  The program makes use of the Good News Building classrooms for indoor activities and the playground area for outdoor fun.  The area where the children play is sealed off by gates while the children are at the daycare.  You are always invited to come and see us!

Daily Schedule:
Morning Kindergarten (8:30 - 11:20)
Afternoon Kindergarten (11:20 - 2:30)
Before School (6:30 - 8:10)
After School (2:35 - 6:00)
Full Day (6:30 - 6:00)

Activities:
Activities include arts, crafts, cooking, carpentry, dramatic play, games and sports, music, study time and daily worship.  Snacks are provided.  The children provide their own lunches on full days.

Holidays:
The Holy Cross Lutheran Church Children's Center observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve

Safe, Reliable Transportation
The children are taken to and from school in either our 15-passenger or 17-passenger Youth Bus.  Both vehicles are licensed and inspected by the California Highway Patrol.  Our drivers have Class B driver's licenses and youth bus certificates, undergo a physical every two years and must submit to a written examination and behind-the-wheel driving test.  In addition, the drivers must also possess a CPR and first aid certification.  Each day the drivers are required to sign in and inspect the vehicles before transporting children. The vehicles are equipped with seatbelts for the passengers and the drivers.

Holy Cross Lutheran Children's Center admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. 
Facility # 430710153

 


 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

 


 Raising Children of Faith


Holy Cross provides a vibrant  learning environment for children ranging from one year to 5th grade.  Each Sunday the program mixes singing, a daily lesson with games, arts/crafts or skits to help children learn of Jesus' tremendous love for them.  We are currently using the Answers Bible Curriculum, which covers the entire Bible over several years.  This program will teach the Christian faith and give children the ability to defend it, standing solidly on the Word of God in today’s world.

Classes are after our 9:00am worship service, meeting 10:30-11:30am.  Everyone meets in the Good News Building, beginning with an opening in Room 1.  The elementary grade levels include basic fundamentals of prayer, law & gospel, and historical backgrounds in their lessons.  Parents are always welcome to come in and visit their child's classroom and to volunteer.

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me" and in that spirit we welcome all children whether members or not.  Children are the future and there is no greater blessing than to teach them the love of Jesus Christ.

Download the registration and image release form to enroll your child (ren) in Sunday School.  Forms will also be available in the classrooms.

Combined Registration and Release of Visual Image form in MSWord format
Combined Registration and Release of Visual Image form in PDF format
 

 


 

FAITH LEGACY - PASSING ON FAITH TO THE NEXT GENERATION

 

"Faith Legacy" is a series where parents learn how to share their faith and pass on their faith legacy in a meaningful way to their children.  There are several age-oriented small groups for parents of children ages birth through ten years old.  Each group meets for three sessions, 60-90 minutes each, with video-led lessons and discussion.  Child care is provided for each session.  At the conclusion of the three-part series, parents present their children with personal words of blessing and a blessing gift at a special Faith Legacy blessing ceremony during Sunday worship.  Holy Cross offers Faith Legacy sessions every 2 years, and we are offering sessions fall 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Betsy at 408-356-3525 or dce@holycrosslosgatos.com.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be supported by fellow parents who desire to pass along their faith to their children.

 

 

 


 

SUMMER DAY CAMP


 Spend the Summer With Us!


Holy Cross Lutheran Children's Center in Los Gatos provides a special Christ-centered summer program for children entering grades 1-6.  Care is provided Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

The program is designed to help each child develop a healthy self-concept.  Children are encouraged to recognize and appreciate the talents God has given them while accepting and adapting to their personal limitations.

Children experience God's love in action through our teachers and staff who are dedicated to reinforcing the concept of Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and Friend.

Our Summer Day Camp has numerous and diverse activities to intellectually, creatively and physically stimulate your child while simultaneously providing an atmosphere of relaxing summer fun!  Transportation is also provided to Summer School for Union School District students.

Examples of past summer activities:

  • Talent show
  • Field trips
  • Swim lessons at Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club
  • Recreational swim
  • Sports and games
  • Water fun
  • Science projects
  • Nature and wood crafts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Games and puzzles
  • Music, stories and reading


Calendar for 2016 Summer Day Camp
Field Trip Request Form

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Preschool Session:  TBD June, 2017

Elementary Sessions:  TBD July/August 2017


THEME:  To Be Announced


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