Young Children's Center and Nursery
Rev. Catherine Fransson, pastor, says, "It is the role of adults to welcome children and youth as full members of God's 'New Humanity'." Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes in my name one of these children, welcomes me." [Mark 9:36]
"We think it is important that children have trustworthy and respectful friends of all ages in our church. We must protect them from harm, but also model for them our deepest-held values and open the doors of faith so that they can stretch and grow."
Seattle First Baptist Church's Young Children's Center and Nursery is located in the heart of its gothic sanctuary building close to the church's sanctuary and adjacent to the Fellowship hall and the church's parlor/library. To access the center from the sanctuary floor level, take the spiral starcase located off the Harvard Avenue foyer down to the lower level. The center is a beautiful two-room facility with child-sized restroom with new furnishings and equipment. One room is especially designed for infants and crawlers and the other for toddlers and preschoolers.
We have two professionally trained early childhood educators who staff our Young Children's Center and Nursery each Sunday morning and they provide a welcome to children and their parents. The center is secure and only parents may enter the room on Sunday mornings. Parents are welcome to stay with their child in the center or to leave their child in the room. The center is equiped with an audio feed from the sanctuary so that parents staying with their children can listen to the service.
All parents are given a message device so they can be contacted in the middle of the worship service if there is a special need.
Care begins at 9:25 a.m. (prior to the Learning Community education classes for adults and youth) and continues through 12:15 a.m., after the conclusion of the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. Childcare may be provided for other events during the week. If childcare is available, it will be noted with the church calendar's event listing.
Young Children's Center and Nursery Photo Gallery