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Reopening of ECC - Children's Programming

Reopening of ECC - What to Expect
During the next 10 days (beginning May 28), we’ll be posting more detailed information about some of the expected changes and procedures regarding the reopening of the ECC campus.  The full “Top Ten” list will be released on Friday in the e-newsletter, as well as in The Echoes (in your mailbox next week!), but for now, we’ll post something each day to help introduce some of those new changes.

2. Children’s Programming
As most of you know, ECC will be reopening and resuming LIVE worship services on Sunday, June 7.  When we do resume, there will ONLY be a worship service. At this time, we will not offer any children’s programming or child care.  This includes our nursery, preschool classes, and all children’s programming.

This was a difficult decision to come to, but wisdom led us to decide it would be an insurmountable task to attempt to maintain proper social distancing practices with children and little ones. We also felt the risk of offering nursery and child care to infants and toddlers and possibly inadvertently exposing them to unnecessary risks was not something our leadership felt comfortable doing.  Along with that, several of our volunteers for these ages might potentially fall into the demographics of those who should avoid contact with younger children who might be potential “carriers” and unknowingly share the virus with them.  With all the unknowns relating to the virus, you can see how difficult it would be to properly monitor the children’s area while creating a fun and safe learning environment for all who participate.

So for the month of June, all children who attend services will need to attend and sit with their families. It is also important to emphasize the urgency for parents to keep their children close by, as they may not fully understand social distancing guidelines.

Remember, in all of this, you must decide what is best for you and your family in regards to attending worship services in person during the month of June.  Leadership will meet and determine what the next step of reopening for ECC may look like, and we will inform you of those details as soon as they become available.

If you have any other questions, please send them to and we will get back to you within the next business day.