Children and Family MinistryPicture of kids and counselors playing under a parachute.

Infants through 6th graders and their families are invited to learn and play together while getting to know other families.

Some programs are just for kids, while others are just for families (big or small). Events are held throughout the year at various locations. All are welcome. 

 

“Another fabulous year of VBS -- and bittersweet as it is our last!  Just wanted to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to you and all the great C&FM staff who make this place more wonderful by your loving presence. ” - Parent of VBS attendee 2016

Click here to register for Stewardship Dinners

 

Sunday Morning Nursery
infants to 3 years
Mpls and West Amy Porthan amyp@mtolivet.org
Click here to register.

Weekday Preschool
3, 4, and 5 year olds
Mpls Linda Healy lindah@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2216
Click here to register.

Sunday School/The Way
3 years (as of September 1, 2017) through 6th grade
Mpls Amber Kuntz amberk@mtolivet.org
West Tasha Holifield tashah@mtolivet.org
Click here to register.

"The kids all seem so happy and I love seeing my son playing with his friends and making new ones! A special thank you to ... all the awesome staff who take such great care of our kids and develop these special programs.” - dad of a 6th grader

Babygarten
Babygarten is a faith-based program developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist that focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities to help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime and provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment.  Register for the full program (six Thursdays mornings or afternoons) for $72/includes materials.  Email amyp@mtolivet.org for details.

Musikgarten
Classes for Infants-3 years and caregivers
Colleen Roess colleenr@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2258
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Choirs/Instruments
3 year olds through 6th grade
Beverly Claflin beverlyc@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2263
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Parents Share
Parents; childcare available for a small fee
Join us for a lively discussion on topical issues affecting families today.  Parents share is facilitated by Parent educator and  meets every Wednesday at the Minneapolis Campus-9:30am, Room 394.  Read more...

Day Care
Mount Olivet Day Services             
6 weeks-5 years        
Mount Olivet Day Services, licensed by the Department of Human Services, provides a unique intergenerational experience. Children have opportunities to interact and have fun with participants of the Mount Olivet Day Services adult program and residents living at Mount Olivet Home and Mount Olivet Careview Home.
Allison Lewis alewis@mtolivetdayservices.org or 612.861.8812

Library
All ages
Families are invited to check out books, DVDs, music, and more at our libraries!  Our Minneapolis Campus Library also features a fish tank and small group work spaces.
Librarian - Chelle Urabe micheleu@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2266

Summer Programs
Preschool Sampler, God's Kids Sing!, Vacation Bible School, King's Kids Camps, Camp Cheer!, and more.

Aug
17
August 17
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Aug
24
August 24
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Sep
14
September 14
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Sep
16
September 16
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a watter bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun Provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Sep
21
September 21
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Sep
28
September 28
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Oct
05
October 05
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Oct
12
October 12
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Oct
19
October 19
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Oct
28
October 28
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a watter bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Nov
18
November 18
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a watter bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Nov
18
November 18
Saturday 2:00 PM
Families are invited to join out Mount Olivet tradition of celebrating the important season of Advent! Each house is as unique as the family who designs it! $50/family includes a gingerbread house and frosting from Wuollet Bakery. Families should bring their own candies, cereals, and other decorations.
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis