Birth-5th Grade

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Birth-5th Grade

We trust you will enjoy the other ministries of our church, knowing that your child is receiving quality care with a loving and trained staff in a child-focused environment.

We offer a variety of different Children’s programs at Ward. We have a daytime preschool during the week for ages 3-5, Sunday morning programming from birth to 5th grade and even programming for special needs children.

In addition Ward offers programs during the summer like Kids Kamp, Vacation Bible School, and Summer Day Camp.

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Ward Kids: Nursery

Our youngest guests born after August 2013 receive care and play in our newly renovated nursery wing during the 9:30 and 11:00 worship hours. Care is often available for special services & events – check ministry listings. Nursery and Pre»K parents receive pagers for notification and security.
Learn more about Ward Kids:Nursery

Check In Process:

Parents will be asked to complete a registration/information form, and are given personal pagers to use on site in the event they are needed. Children are released to the adult when pagers are returned. Space is provided in the nursery area for car carrier seats or strollers. Parents are asked to provide a diaper bag supplied with extra diapers, bottles and/or clothing.

Who is working with my child?

All of our volunteers are females who have completed a “Ministry for Minors” application, and are screened with authorities for the protection of your child.

What if my child has a special need or medical concern?

  • Pagers are issued for on campus use to notify you in case of an emergency, illness, or need.
  • “Special handling” stickers are available – please use on your child for any alerts, such as allergies or medical concerns.

More Questions?

Contact Sarah Brudi, Nursery and Childcare Ministry Director, at 248.374.5948 or email

Ward Kids: Preschool + K

2 years – Kindergarten

Our 9:30 and 11:00 Sunday morning large and small groups for preschool age children use play, storytelling, music and interaction to share these truths:

  • God Love Me
  • God Made Me
  • Jesus wants to be my Forever Friend

Young children are arranged in groups by birthdate, to coincide with school entrance.  Groups are located in the Preschool+K wing.

  • Giraffe & Hippos room:  Children who are 2 years old by September 1, 2016
  • Turtle & Koala room:  Children who are 3 years old by September 1, 2016
  • Zebra & Lion room:  Children who are 4 years old by September 1, 2016
  • Rabbit & Kangaroo room:  Children who are attending Kindergarten in September 2016

Ward Kids provide several special events for young children and families throughout the year, including a Christmas pageant and indoor Easter egg hunt.

Learn more about Pre»K

When can my child attend?

Sunday morning, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Where is it located?

Preschool + K is located in the Preschool + K Wing of Ward Church. Visitors may stop at the Welcome Desk for help in finding their child’s age group. Parents are asked to complete a registration form and are given personal pagers to use on site in the event they are needed. Children are released to the adult when the pagers are returned. The doors Preschool + K  will be open between service hours for drop off and pick up, but will be closed when the service begins.  If there is a mid-service need, thePreschool + K welcome desk volunteer will assist you.

Children attending two service hours will remain in the same room through both services.

Who is working with my child?

Bullfrog Bay has paid, hourly directors who recruit and train volunteers. All volunteers complete a “Ministry for Minors” application and are screened with the authorities for the protection of your child.

What if my child has a special need or medical concern?

  • Pagers are issued for on campus use to notify you in case of an emergency, illness, or need.
  • “Special Handling” stickers are available–please use on your child for any alerts such as allergies, potty training or medical concerns.
  • Hand in Hand ministry provides one-on-one “cheergivers” for children integrated into classrooms, and a class for children whose needs cannot be addressed in the regular classroom. All placements must be pre-arranged. Please contact Sherry Kosmalski at or 248-374-5972.

More Questions?

Contact Ward Children’s Ministry at 248.374.5975

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Ward Kids: Elementary

Our Sunday morning large group/small group experiences for Kindergarten-5th grade focus around these three truths:

  • I need to make the wise choice
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated
  • I can trust God no matter what

Learn more about Elementary


starting 9/13

Ward Kids grow in friendships with God and each other through consistent small groups and mentors. Large group includes worship and creative storytelling, games and inspiration. Each month, we focus on a virtue and look at those in Scripture who are examples of godly attitudes and behavior.

1st – 4th grade kids who attend two service hours begin at 9:30 in Children’s Worship, with teaching and activities that move chronologically through the Bible.

Kindergarten is located in the Preschool + K Wing

Grades 1 – 5 are located in the Elementary Wing

Grade 5 is ONLY offered at 11:00 am. 5th graders who attend two worship hours are encouraged to attend worship with parents at 9:30.

Questions? Contact

Special Needs Ministry

For family members needing assistance, we provide:

  • Hand-in-hand classroom aides to give encouragement and help in an integrated experience.
  • One-on-one care and small group teaching in a self-contained hand-in-hand classroom, D409
  • Adult Potter’s Wheel class -We find special needs students are most successful when our director has an opportunity to meet them prior class involvement. Please contact Sherry Kosmalski at to set up an introduction.

Pioneer Girls

For grades 1-7 meet weekly, beginning Tuesday 9/15. This club and small group mentoring program includes Bible lessons, crafts, games, learning activities and fun. It’s a great way for girls to grow relationships with peers and women. Register online today!

Children’s Choir

For ages 8 – 12 begins 9/16 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Registration and fee required. Choir & private music lessons are available through Ward School of Music. For more info about the choir, please email