MOVE Kids

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Who We Are

We're glad you're checking out Move Kids!  
Move Kids is a ministry designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary kids. 
We MOVE and have fun on Sunday mornings!
We know the challenges and joys of parenting in our culture because we are parents too! We want to provide a safe and fun environment - not just so you can enjoy Dulles Community Church's services knowing your kids are having a blast, but also so you have a partner in the task of character formation.

We MOVE forward in our relationships with Jesus! 
Biblical truths are taught with monthly themes that are engaging and connect the kids to the Bible stories they’re learning.  We utilize a web-based curriculum called 252basics.  Our volunteer staff implement the lessons in a fun and practical way that supports your child's relationship with Jesus.

We MOVE out into the world to make a difference!
Move Kids Meet Ups provide several opportunities for families to connect with the community and with others. Click on our events link to see where you can meet with us this month!

Sunday Mornings

What to expect on Sunday morning

We know the challenges and joys of parenting in our culture because we are parents too! We want to provide a safe and fun environment - not just so you can enjoy Dulles Community Church's services knowing your kids are having a blast, but also so you have a partner in the task of character formation.
One of our priorities is to connect your child with a caring adult that will learn their name and make them feel welcomed and cared for.  We carefully screen and train all of our adult small group leaders because nothing matters more than the safety of our kids.

NURSERY (Ages 0-2)

Our nursery group meets in a quiet space filled with loving volunteers, developmentally appropriate toys and soft music.   

PRESCHOOL (Ages 2-5)

ELEMENTARY (Grades K-5TH)

Our preschool group meets in fun filled environments that are structured for their age.  The morning includes a routine of crafts, dancing, games and interactive stories. 
Our elementary group begins the morning by meeting up with their small groups who hang out with them the whole service.  Together they participate in engaging large group, fun activities and meaningful discussions. 
PLEASE KNOW THAT IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOU FOR ANY REASON, YOUR SPECIAL CODE WILL APPEAR ON THE BIG SCREEN DURING SERVICE AND A VOLUNTEER WILL MEET YOU IN THE HALLWAY.

Child Dedication

Child dedication is a beautiful opportunity to make a pledge before your community to raise your child in a home that loves God and follows Christ.   At DCC, we believe that the most important element in a child’s spiritual development is the influence and example of their parents. As a church and children’s ministry, we are excited to partner with you on this journey. 
We offer several Child Dedications throughout the year.   If you are interested in having your child dedicated or would like more information, please email Jamie Sue.  We would love to help you walk through this process and celebrate this special occasion with you.

Transition to Echo Middle School

The transition from Elementary School to Middle School is bittersweet and a little tricky!  We know that your child is going through a lot of changes and you probably have a lot of questions.   We want to help you every step of the way and we want to start with making the transition from Move Kids to Echo Middle School as smoothly as possible.   The way we do that is simple. We provide several opportunities throughout the summer for you and your child to connect and get comfortable with Echo Middle School and their leaders. Here's how: 

  1. Field trip with Echo leaders and Move Kids leaders
  2. Parent Q&A with Echo leaders
  3. Special activities with Echo
  4. Move Up Sunday in Move Kids

We look forward to this exciting transition every year!  Be on the lookout for upcoming information and specific dates this Summer.   In the meantime, start connecting with Echo right here on the website and  Instagram!  As always, if you have any questions at all, please reach out to Justin Stewart-Fritz and Jamie Sue Edelbrock our Move Kids and Echo ministry directors. .