Allergy Alert!


Yesterday was so fun with our 2-year-olds in Sunday school! We learned about how Jesus is our friend–and even got to go outside to enjoy God's sunshine! It was fun!

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As I checked in the kids, though, I was reminded of the need for a good check-in system. We have a paper system and at times it's fine. But there was the one day that I missed that Tyson had food allergies and fed him goldfish crackers. His mom was restrained but visibly upset (I deserved it) when she picked him up and I confessed that I missed it. Now everytime she drops him off, I affirm that I'm very aware of his food allergy and will give him his personal snack from their diaper bag. She looked relieved when I told her that yesterday, but she admitted that another teacher had missed the allergy in another class. Poor baby!

So I was excited this morning when I met with our KidCheck team to learn that this registration and check-in/check-out system is computerized and has effective ways to alert leaders if a child has allergies. Not only would KidCheck be great to expedite the check-in/check-out system in our ministry, but it would also be great to have an effective computerized system with all the bells and whistles–so Tyson and all our other little ones are protected. Sounds like KidCheck may be just that system. Check it out for yourself at


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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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