God calls the family to play a vital role in leading the next generation. Here at ROC Kids, we want to come along side you as parents and offer opportunities to disciple your children. Our desire is to provide learning for every child in a safe, loving and fun environment.  We offer different types of environments so that every child can participate. 

We believe parents are the most influential in their child’s life, so we invite you to join us in the Children’s Ministry any time you want or on a regular basis. 

For our families who may have a child with special needs, we offer a “Buddy” and/or a Retreat and Learning room. Please let us know if this is for you.

Director of ROC Children’s Ministry – Sue Hilton
sue.hilton@riveroakchurch.org


First Time Here?

First of all, we can’t wait to meet your family. Secondly, we want your first time to be as smooth as possible. You can register your child ahead of time HERE.

  • When you arrive, our guest services personnel will guide you to our children’s areas and KidCheck computers. 
  • If you registered ahead of time, you will type in your cell phone number, hit submit and your family account will come up. 
  • From there you will check each child and mark the class they will be attending and then mark your location. 
  • After hitting submit, sticker labels will print – a name label for your child and a number label for you. This sticker label allows you access to our children’s areas and matches your child for drop off and pick up. The number on it will also show up on the screens in the worship service if your child needs you.
  • Volunteers will assist you in checking in and finding the right rooms for your children.

Want to Serve? 

We would love to have you. Here is a list of possibilities. Fill out this application form and background check.  Hand these into the main office or Children’s info desks. We will then contact you to chat and figure out your perfect spot. Training and “trying it out” is part of the process too!

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Application Form

Children’s Ministry Background Check

Children’s Ministry Manual  

 

 


Acorn Alley 

Preparing hearts and Planting seeds- Nursery through Pre-Kindergarten
Safe, clean and fun nurseries and classes offered at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15

Preschool Take Homes

 

Acorn Alley Staff:

Director of Children’s Ministry, Sue Hilton
Acorn Alley Ministry Assistant, Kathleen Fitzgerald
Preschool Coordinator, Gina McCartney
Nursery Coordinator, Donna Pendergrass

 

The Clubhouse 

Growing faith and Making Friends
Kindergarten through 5th Grade

K-2nd Grade

8:00 AM

Large group for Kindergarten – 5th grade. Join us for Bible study and fun activities. 

9:30 AM

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade- Small Group. This age group will be in a classroom setting for a fun age appropriate Bibles study and activities. We are using the Gospel Project which is a through the Bible curriculum that is focused on showing Jesus through the entire Bible. 

K-2nd Grade Take Homes

3rd-5th Grades – Large Group. This age group will meet all together in the “TreeHouse” for worship, large group teaching and fun activities. We use the Orange curriculum which is focused on a Godly character trait for each month. 

K/1st Grade Take Homes

2nd/3rd Grade Take Homes

Preteen Take Homes

11:15 AM

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade – Large Group. This age group will meet all together in the “TreeHouse” for worship, large group teaching and fun activities. We use the Orange curriculum which is focused on a Godly character trait for each month. 
3rd-5th Grade – Small Groups. This age group will be in a classroom setting for a fun age appropriate Bibles study and activities. We use the Gospel Project which is a through the Bible curriculum that is focused on showing Jesus through the entire Bible. 

3rd-5th Grade Take Homes

ROC Kids Staff:

Director of Children’s Ministry, Sue Hilton
Small Group Coordinator, Darcy Fulcher
Large Group Coordinator, Phaedra Link
Ministry Development Coordinator, Kelly Miller


EVENTS

We would love for your family and friends to join us at any of our events. Fall Outreach, Family Christmas Countdown, Family Easter Breakfast and VBS. We also take our 3rd-5th graders to CentriKid camp every July. Event pages will show up here as they occur. 

Awana Clubs

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AWANA PROGRAM
We offer fun and engaging discipleship programs for your kids from 3 years through 5th Grades. Children will participate in Bible discovery, Bible memory, games, music, and small group discussions and building friendships along the way.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30. Please take a look at the different groups we offered beginning on September 12.

View the Groups Here!


River Oak Preschool

Registration for new families for 2018-2019 will begin January 27, 2018. 

Welcome to River Oak Preschool! We are happy to have you become part of our family. This is an exciting time in your child’s life, and we look forward to watching them grow. Thank you for sharing your family with our family. 

History and Mission

River Oak Preschool was established in 2008. We provide a loving early childhood environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually in a hands-on program.

We believe that children learn best through a child-centered, play-centered curriculum.

Staff

The staff at River Oak Preschool is an integral part of our program. Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds. They either hold a degree in early childhood education and/or have years of experience working with young children. The kindergarten teachers must hold a degree in education and obtain a state teaching certificate.

All staff have annual wellness checks. Staff must also pass a background check from the National Crime Registry. All staff are CPR/First Aid/Epi Pen Certified.

Director of Preschool Contact: Katie Tucker at Katie.Tucker@riveroakchurch.org.

Hours of Operation

River Oak Preschool operates from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM each school day. Kindergarten runs from 8:40 AM until 12:00 PM. Our school year runs from September (after Labor Day) until May (before Memorial Day).

If Chesapeake Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, River Oak Preschool will also be closed. If the public schools open one hour late, the Preschool will open on time. If the public schools open two hours late, the Preschool will be closed. You will be notified of any other changes in the schedule.

Registration Prices

All classes will be based on the child’s age as of September 30th.

River Oak Preschool offers the following classes:

  • 1 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $185/month
  • 1 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $210/month
  • 2 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $210/month
  • 2 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $185/month
  • 3 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $210/month
  • 3 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $185/month
  • 4 year olds—five-day classes (M-F) $250/month
  • 4 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $210/month
  • Kindergarten—(M-F) $260/month
Registration Enrollment for Fall 2018 beginning January 2018

All classes are full for the 2017-2018 school year.  Registration for 2018-2019 will begin January 2018.

Tuition

Tuition is based on the annual calendar and is divided into equal monthly payments for convenience. You may also choose to pay for the entire school year in September as a one-time payment. There is no tuition reduction for school vacations, snow days, holidays, or days absent. Tuition payments are due by the first of each month, September through May, and should be made out to River Oak Preschool or ROP. If you cannot pay on the first of the month, please speak with the director to arrange an alternate date. There is a $25 fee for any returned checks. Parents may set up an automatic deposit to the preschool through their individual banks.

We look forward to an exciting year with our new students! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Contact the Preschool Director Katie Tucker at Katie.Tucker@riveroakchurch.org

CONTACT US

P: (757) 382-9500

F: (757) 382-9557

info@riveroakchurch.org

Service Times:
8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:15AM
255 Great Bridge Blvd.,
Chesapeake, VA 23320