EIII Ministry

EIII Childcare

Enlightenment, Enrichment, Encouragement for children ages 0 to 12 years


Enlightenment involves providing greater knowledge and understanding about Jesus Christ through reading, studying, and discussing scripture.  For young children, this is effectively achieved by sharing Bible stories in a matter understood by children.


In addition to nurturing their spiritual maturity, there is a desire to ensure that students are well prepared for their educational studies.  By engaging in repetitive activity using picture flashcards and  online self-study in core subjects, students are able to improve their level of skill in the content areas that determine their success in school.


Participatory activities allows children to use multiple learning styles and their creative gifts as well as practice motor skills as they engage in fun activities to pass the time while parents are participating in ministry activities.  Songs, board games, and group games offer many avenues to encourage children while providing an outlet for excess energy and a means for improving learning


Childcare Offerings

Nursery – 0 to 23 months
Toddlers – 24 to 47 months
Children – 4 to 9 years
Pre-Teen – 10 to 12 years

Ministry Request for eiii Childcare

Submit at least 7 days before event. Final count 3 days before event. Minimum: 6 children

Please include the following statement on registration forms:

“Childcare is being provided by E3 Childcare of St. James UMC for children ages 0 to 12 years. At this time, there are no offerings for children who are over 12 years of age or have special needs which prohibit them from engaging in the normal activities provided. An E3 Participation Form must be completed for each child in attendance and children must be signed in an out by a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians shall be contacted via email with further information and requirements.”

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