St. Michaels by-the-Sea Nursery + Toddler program is open to children from 3 months to potty-trained.

Christian Formation (Sunday School) begins at 9:15am during the fall, winter, and spring.

Childcare is available year-round during the 10am Sunday Mass.

Bringing Your Child for the First Time

Each family is asked to complete an Information Form.  The completed forms will be used as a reference during your child’s time with us and will place your family on the Nursery Communications list.

Check-In Procedure

When dropping off your child, please sign-in and leave a cell phone number (put your phone on vibrate).  After check-in, caregivers will aid in separation by engaging your child in play.

Check-Out Procedure

Parents are requested to pick-up their child within 10 minutes after the close of each church activity.  Caregivers will give you an idea of how your child(ren) fared during their stay and answer any questions you may have.


Our primary focus is to provide quality care and supervision of the youngest members of our parish by striving to maintain high caregiver: child ratios. Although we are not required to adhere to the California childcare facility guidelines, we have considered the guidelines when establishing our own. We strive to have at least one CPR & First-Aid Certified caregiver on premises. Our Staff consists of volunteers and paid caregivers who all provide safe, positive, and fun first-church experiences. Per our Episcopal Diocesan policy on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry, lead caregivers must complete the “Safeguarding God’s Children” Workshop, and all caregivers must undergo a background check.


Suggested Items to for your Child’s Comfort

  • Extra diapers
  • Bottle/sippy cup (labeled)

Policy for Sick Children

Please keep your child at home if she/he is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Rash or cold sores
  • Fever (child should be fever-free without medication for 24-hours)
  • Runny nose (clear discharge is okay if it’s related to allergies or teething)
  • Coughing associated with a respiratory infection
  • Parasites such as lice, mites, or ringworm

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping all our children healthy. Caregivers assist in this effort by following strict hygiene procedures, as well as washing and disinfecting toys on a regular basis. Gloves will be worn by caregivers whenever changing a diaper.


Feel free to address your questions or concerns to St. Michael’s Children’s Minister Becky Gleason:

phone | 760.729.8901 ext. 104

email | children@stmichaelsbythesea.org