3031 Long Hollow Pike
Hendersonville, TN 37075
8:00, 9:30, and 11:00am
1200 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
8:15, 9:45, and 11:15 a.m.
At Long Hollow, we want to be a welcoming place for individuals with special needs of any age. We want everyone to learn about God and grow in his or her relationship with Him, no matter what unique challenges they may face. We see every challenge as an opportunity to trust God and see His glory shine through.
What to Expect
If you are interested in your child being a part of this ministry, please complete our intake form so that we can understand a little more about your specific needs. Our Special Needs Coordinator will contact you to help make sure your child has the most beneficial placement. Our Sensory Room for elementary aged kids is offered during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services at our Hendersonville Campus. Our Student Sensory Room (Middle and High School-aged students) is offered at 9:30 a.m. at our Hendersonville Campus. If your child will be paired with a buddy in a typical class, please allow us a little time to pair them with a volunteer.
A Buddy is a leader whose focus is on a specific child with special needs. Because inclusion is our overall goal with everyone, the child will stay with their peers unless they need a break for any reason. We want each child to have a consistent buddy or pair of buddies where relationship is fostered, trust is gained, and love is nurtured.
A typical classroom for Preschool and Elementary-aged children spends part of their time in a large group setting and part of it in a small group. During large group, children worship God through music and listen to an interactive Bible story that points back to the Gospel. During small group, children move to their classrooms and participate in hands-on activities with their peers to dive deeper into the Bible story. We work specifically with our children with special needs to ensure that they get the most out of both large group and small group. If noise is an issue, we have headphones for children to wear. We provide sensory items for our children with special needs to have during their time with us when needed.
Our Sensory Rooms are stand alone classrooms with a smaller ratio of students to leaders. In any of our Sensory Rooms, you can find modified curriculum specifically designed to meet the needs of different learning styles. You can also find a multitude of fun activities that engage the senses. We have exercise balls, trampolines, swings and lots of other things to help kids feel comfortable.
We have Sensory Rooms available:
Children (K-5) during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at Hendersonville campus, and 9:45 a.m. at the Gallatin campus
Students (Middle-High School) Only offered during 9:30 a.m. service at Hendersonville campus