From its inception our Weekday Ministry Program has been a mission of our church, supporting the families of our community by providing quality childcare in a Christian environment.
As you may have seen, the Clinton Public School District has announced its plan to restart in-person instruction for students this August. While this is good news for thousands of parents and students, the way school is beginning presents a new challenge. For the month of August, CPSD schools will meet in a hybrid format, with students only attending in-person two days a week. For the remaining three days each week, our weekday parents will need all day childcare for their students. The plan is for this to continue only for August, after which schools will return to a fully traditional schedule.
Childcare Centers across Clinton are working to step up and support our city’s families by providing all day care for the students over these first three weeks of school. Typically, the childcare centers would just extend their current summer staff for another three weeks. However, over 75% of K-5 childcare employees are college students. Thus, the reason we are reaching out to you, our college attending employees are scheduled to return to in person class on August 17
… they can’t be in class each morning while at the same time providing childcare on our campus for our students here all day. As you can imagine, this will require all of the childcare centers to add temporary staff to meet the demand. At the same time, the pool of employees looking for such temporary work (three weeks) is very low.
So, as your pastor, I’m asking for anyone in our congregation who is willing to take a “short-term mission trip” and become a childcare volunteer to contact myself or Jamie Steadman, our director, with your availability.
You would join a team of others providing supervision to students from Kindergarten through 5
Grade. You don’t need any prior teaching experience; just patience, the willingness to be up on your feet a fair amount, and the health to be outside for 45 minutes at a time for recess.
We need coverage Monday -Friday, 7am to 6:00pm but you don’t have to work the whole day or every day. Any time you could commit would be appreciated immensely!
For a “no commitment conversation” please email or call me or Jamie. For those who are eager to serve in this way, please email Jamie with your daily availability for August 13
- August 28
as soon as possible.
With the start of school less than a month away we need to be prepared! So, let us know today if you’re able to help us out!