Drop-In Nursery

The Drop-In Nursery is a ministry of the church for both members and non-member families. Children have the opportunity to play and socialize with their peers in a loving and safe environment. Playtime includes a snack and time outside on two different playgrounds as the weather permits.

Ages: Babies and children 6 weeks through 4 years

Hours of Operation: The Drop-In Nursery is open 9am to 12:30pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the year. Closings for the Drop-In Nursery will follow the same schedule as Richland School District One during the school year and any other closings will be posted in advance.

Costs: The yearly registration fee is $45.00 per child, (with $10.00 per additional child). Fees for the Drop-In Nursery are charged on an hourly basis of $6.00/hour ($2.00/hr for each additional child).  Payments can be made at the time of pick-up or you may elect to receive a monthly bill; cash and checks are accepted.

To sign up: contact Angel Jeffcoat, Drop-In Director, at 256.1654 x161, or by email at [email protected], or stop by during Drop-In Nursery hours and fill out the registration form; children may attend immediately provided space is available.

Nursery Rooms are in the Christian Life Center

  • Room CLC-119  (Ages 6 weeks-14 months)
  • Room CLC-117  (Ages 14 months-2 years)
  • Room CLC-115  (Ages 2-4 years)


Sickness/Illness Policy

Eastminster Drop-In Nursery is equipped to care for well children only.  Please do not bring your child to the Drop-In if he or she has been sick the night before.  If your child has any of the following, the Drop-In requires that you keep him or her out of our care for the protection of himself/herself and others: bad cold, runny nose with green/yellow discharge, uncontrolled cough, sore throat, mouth sores, fever, “cold” headache, acute pain, severe lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or any condition that prevents the child participating in usual activities or requiring one-on-one care.

Please keep your child home for twenty-four (24) hours after a fever has broken.

If your child gets sick while in the care of the Drop-In, (this means if your child develops a fever, has diarrhea, vomits, or is not well enough to remain at school, etc.) you will be called and expected to pick him or her up immediately.  If you cannot pick your child up, please make arrangements for someone to do so promptly.  If we cannot reach either parent, emergency contacts listed on your Registration Form will be contacted.  Please make sure that these persons are aware that they may be called to pick your child up in case of an illness and/or accident.

Please note that a child may not remain at school with a fever or diarrhea for any reason.

The Drop-In will not, for any reason, administer over-the-counter or prescription medication to your child at any time while in attendance.

Please notify the Director if your child has been exposed to a contagious disease such as chicken pox, head lice, pin worms, etc.  If your child has any of the above please keep him or her home for at least twenty-four (24) hours after treatment and/or until all symptoms are gone.  In the case of chicken pox, children should be kept home for a minimum of seven days from the start of an outbreak and/or until all spots are blistered and dry.  In the case of head lice, the Drop-In requires that children be completely nit free before returning.

These policies are in line with both Eastminster Day School and the school districts of South Carolina.