FAQs - Kid Central
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Q & A

What are some of the features the new building will include?

  • 1 large suite shared by infants and toddlers
  • 6 age-appropriate and developmentally combined classrooms with shared bathrooms
  • 1 large 900ft2 general assembly space
  • 1 large 700ft2 recreation or youth space
  • kitchenette
  • set of new all-church bathrooms
  • nursing mothers room with audio/video of auditorium

How will this help us upgrade and enhance our safety and security for our children?

We would be able to more effectively execute our Risk Management protocol by decreasing congestion during drop off and pick up and by having one secure checkpoint to ensure the safety of the children entrusted to our care. Additional security measures will be in place at each entrance/exit point to keep children and staff safe.

How much is required to fund the kid central expansion? How much will it cost?

The estimated cost of the building phase is ~ $1.5-1.8 million.

Is there a building committee?

We have a group of professionals who are volunteering on a Finance Team (Scott Jones, Carolyn Postell , Elaine Woznek, Matt Last, Jeanette Claus). They are making financial strategy recommendations to the church board. The design and build portion of the project is being hired out to professionals.

How long is the capital campaign?

It will take place for 3 months. Givers will be asked to consider making financial commitments for a 3 year period and the giving fund will continue for a corresponding 36 months. The Capital Fund financial progress updates will be given along the way and will officially end when the amount needed for the project has been fulfilled.

Is there more I can give beyond cash and are my gifts tax deductible?

Yes. Any and all forms of charitable giving can be received with a tax deduction. You may choose to contribute stocks, bonds or other securities. Before making a contribution of this type, we encourage you to consult your CPA, tax attorney, or financial advisor. Please send an email to info[AT]northcentral.org with any questions.  

Who is the architect and builder?

We used Beardsley for the architect work because of their expertise in education design and have hired Whelan & Curry to build. They are a medium sized local design/build firm with a variety of projects to their credit in the CNY area.  

What is the proposed timeline for completion?

The project will be completed by April 2019.

Will there be outdoor play equipment?

Yes, if and when the building cost & budget permits.

What is the plan for the current kid space after the new one is built?

There are no formal plans drawn currently but there is desire and potential for the much needed expansion of our reception & lobby into the vacated space.

As a attendee/member, what is being asked of me?

Learn: Attend informational meetings to learn about the project. Proactive engagement from the church family.

Pray: Pray for everyone involved in making this project a success. Pray that our partnership with the Liverpool and North Syracuse school districts will be strong and fruitful. Pray about what you’ll commit to give financially.

Give: Sacrificially, intentionally, joyfully

Are there volunteer opportunities that I can get involved in?

Yes. They will be made known throughout the building phase as they surface.

Q & A

Is there a need for a before and after school child care program?

There is definitely a need. There are currently 7100 elementary aged students in the Liverpool and North Syracuse school districts as potential customers. In CNS & Liverpool districts, there are 2 major before and after school care programs that are full for the fall school year 2017-2018. All the other child care programs tend to have a waiting list.

Are we building a 'Christian School' child care Program?

No. We will do everything necessary to maximize our appeal to all neighboring families — either churched or unchurched. We don’t have a desire to primarily enroll Christian families looking for Christian child care.

Who will run the programming?

We envision hiring a professional Business Administrator who has a reputation for building a thriving business. They will be tasked with leading teams of trained educators and care givers.

How many students will there be per teacher per classroom?

We will have 2 teachers for every 20 students.

How much will it cost?

It will offer lower or comparable pricing to local child care programs.

Will you be NYS certified/licensed?

Yes! We meet all 70 pages of regulations set by NYS. With being NYS certified, district school buses are required to bus to and from our location.

How many children will the child care program accommodate?

We will be able to accommodate up to 240 children if all the spaces are occupied.

If we take money for the child care programming, will we be required to use secular curriculum/protocols?

We would not do or receive anything that restricts our ability to accomplish the mission.

What will the additional operational expenses be and how will this increase our annual budget?

We will design an operations budget for the child care programming that is accounted for separate from our church ministries budget. It is planned to file the paperwork needed to create “Kid Central” as a separate LLC.