We are offering limited on campus classes for all kids. You can reserve your child’s spot in the children’s classes when you reserve your spot for the worship service.

If you cannot reserve a spot or prefer to enjoy church from home, you can still visit our children’s resource page for all the lesson videos and take homes.

Parents, please pre-register!

Registering will also keep you up to date on all kids communication!

Register HERE!


God calls the family to play a vital role in leading the next generation. Here at ROC Kids, we want to come along side you as parents and offer opportunities to disciple your children. Our desire is to provide learning for every child in a safe, loving and fun environment.  We offer different types of environments so that every child can participate. 

We believe parents are the most influential in their child’s life, so we invite you to join us in the Children’s Ministry any time you want or on a regular basis. 

For our families who may have a child with special needs, we offer a “Buddy” and/or a Retreat and Learning room at the 9:30 and 11:15 services. Please let us know if this is for you.

Director of ROC Children’s Ministry – Sue Hilton

First Time Here?

We can’t wait to meet your family!  We want your first time to be as smooth as possible. You can register your child ahead of time HERE.

  • When you arrive, our First Impressions team will guide you to our children’s areas and Check In computers. 
  • If you registered ahead of time, simply enter your cell phone number, click submit and your family account will come up. 
  • From there you will check each child and mark the class they will be attending and then mark your location. 
  • Click submit and labels will print – a name label for your child and a number label for you. This sticker label allows you access to our children’s areas and matches your child for drop off and pick up. The number on it will also show up on the screens in the worship service if your child needs you.  We will use the cell phone provided to reach you as well.
  • Volunteers will assist you in checking in and finding the right rooms for your children.

Want to Serve? 

We would love to have you. Below is a list of possibilities. Fill out the application form and background check.  Hand these into the main office or Children’s info desks. We will then contact you to chat and figure out your perfect spot. Training and “trying it out” is part of the process too!

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Application Form

Children’s Ministry Background Check

Children’s Ministry Manual  



Acorn Alley 


Nursery through Pre-Kindergarten

Safe, clean and fun nurseries and classes offered at all of our services.

Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths.
God Made Me
God Loves Me
Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

The entire curriculum is constructed to incite wonder in a preschooler and meet them where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. 

Acorn Alley Staff:

Director of Children’s Ministry, Sue Hilton
Acorn Alley Ministry Assistant, Kathleen Fitzgerald
Preschool Coordinator, Gina McCartney
Nursery Coordinator, Donna Boone

The Clubhouse 

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Safe clean and fun classes offered for K-5th grades at all our services

As your child hears God’s Word they will learn:
I need to make the wise choice
I can trust God no matter what
I should treat others the way I want to be treated

The entire curriculum is constructed to provoke Discovery.  Based on Luke 2:52: “and Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man” 

ROC Kids Staff:

Director of Children’s Ministry, Sue Hilton
Small Group Coordinator, Susan Babb
Large Group Coordinator, Phaedra Link
Ministry Development Coordinator, Kelly Miller

Awana Clubs


AWANA is our discipleship program for kids 3 years through 5th grade. The night is packed with fun as they memorize Scripture, play games, meet in small groups and learn God’s Word.

Classes are open to all children whose parents are in a discipleship class themselves, are serving on Wednesdays, or in worship team practice. Childcare is also available for those younger than 3.

Parents, we know this is a difficult time to navigate. So we are offering an onsite and online option for your children.

Each week you will find video lessons and activities right here so your child can continue to work through their handbook.

Registration for onsite and online is $10. This includes any and all materials and/or uniform they may need.

Register HERE!

Awana Online Resources

Report Child’s Progress

River Oak Preschool

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens to new families on January 22, 2021!

Welcome to River Oak Preschool! We are happy to have you become part of our family. This is an exciting time in your child’s life, and we look forward to watching them grow. Thank you for sharing your family with our family.
***Currently, the only openings for Fall 2021 are in the 2 year old class. All other classes are full.  

History and Mission

River Oak Preschool was established in 2008. We provide a loving early childhood environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually in a hands-on program.

We believe that children learn best through a child-centered, play-centered curriculum.


The staff at River Oak Preschool is an integral part of our program. Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds. They either hold a degree in early childhood education and/or have years of experience working with young children. The kindergarten teachers must hold a degree in education and obtain a state teaching certificate.

All staff have annual wellness checks. Staff must also pass a background check from the National Crime Registry. All staff are CPR/First Aid/Epi Pen Certified.

Director of Preschool Contact: Katie Tucker at Katie.Tucker@riveroakchurch.org.

Hours of Operation

River Oak Preschool operates from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM each school day. Kindergarten runs from 8:40 AM until 12:00 PM. Our school year runs from September (after Labor Day) until May (before Memorial Day).

If Chesapeake Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, River Oak Preschool will also be closed. If the public schools open one hour late, the Preschool will open on time. If the public schools open two hours late, the Preschool will be closed. You will be notified of any other changes in the schedule.

Registration Prices

All classes will be based on the child’s age as of September 30th.

River Oak Preschool offers the following classes:

  • 1 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $190/month
  • 1 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $240/month
  • 2 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $240/month
  • 2 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $215/month
  • 3 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $240/month
  • 3 year olds—two-day classes (T/Th) $215/month
  • 4 year olds—five-day classes (M-F) $280/month
  • 4 year olds—three-day classes (MWF) $240/month
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year!

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens to new families on January 22, 2021!


Tuition is based on the annual calendar and is divided into equal monthly payments for convenience. You may also choose to pay for the entire school year in September as a one-time payment. There is no tuition reduction for school vacations, snow days, holidays, or days absent. Tuition payments are due by the first of each month, September through May, and should be made out to River Oak Preschool or ROP. If you cannot pay on the first of the month, please speak with the director to arrange an alternate date. There is a $25 fee for any returned checks. Parents may set up an automatic deposit to the preschool through their individual banks.

We look forward to an exciting year with our new students! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Contact the Preschool Director Katie Tucker at Katie.Tucker@riveroakchurch.org


P: (757) 382-9500


Service Times:
9:30AM (Livestream Available)
255 Great Bridge Blvd.,
Chesapeake, VA 23320