What is Recess?
rEcess is a free monthly respite program provided for children with special needs. The program allows parents to engage in a time of rest while volunteers provide a welcoming and fun environment for their children.
The driving force behind rEcess is the desire to encourage families and children with special needs to allow us to come alongside them in their journey.
Why Recess?
Why is it that the most esteemed within the body of Christ are also the most unreached and how do we reach them? According to 1 Corithinians 12, the church is the answer. Jesus led an inclusive lifestyle among people with disabilities. We believe that we are to do the same and the church should be an extension of how Jesus lived. We hope that rEcess will be a ministry that will be His hands and feet, serving those who deserve the most honor and care.
ekko recess
Time & Location
Every third Saturday of the month
10AM - 2PM
ekko recess location
Kidz Spot
1403 E. Lambert Road, Suite D
La Habra, CA 90631
Parents
rEcess is for parents—we know your life is full of unique joys and challenges. rEcess is a break for you is an opportunity for your to rest.
**New families, please make sure to fill out the parent packet and/or sibling form when you sign up.
Volunteer
Volunteers provide attention for children with special needs in a one-to-one ratio. Siblings are also invited to participate in the "sibling track" which provides them with their own exciting activities.
Each person is sacred, no matter what his or her culture, religion, handicap, or fragility. Each person is created in God’s image; each one has a heart, a capacity to love and to be loved.
Jean Vanier
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to attend rEcess?
Each monthly rEcess is offered to all families free of charge.
When is rEcess?
We meet every third Saturday of the month.
Does rEcess provide therapy?
No, rEcess is not a behavioral or physical therapy session.
Are volunteers trained?
Volunteers are not Behavioral Technicians; however, they are trained and given background checks.
Will there be onsite medical attention?
In the case of a medical emergency, there will be a designated on-site medical professional.
What age group is rEcess for?
Ages 1 to 12
Is space limited?
Yes, space is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
How do I get my child on the list?
If you are interested in attending rEcess, please fill out our Parent Packet and/or Sibling form, which will enable the rEcess team to assess whether or not our program is a good fit for your family and if we are currently able to accommodate your attendance. Parents forms are available on this website under "Sign Up Here." While we hope to serve the entire community, invitations are contingent on sufficient space, volunteers and need.
Is food provided?
Due to dietary restrictions and allergies, we do not provide food. Families are asked to bring food for their children.
Meet Our Team
Caroline Kim
  • Currently a children's ministry director at Ekko Church, Fullerton
  • Master's Degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in Elementary Education at CSU Fullerton
  • Her 7 years of working with children allowed her to experience the joys of enriching their lives and increased her passion for serving children with special needs.
Esther Kim Moon
  • Currently works in the fashion industry
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Long Beach
  • Special Education Credential from CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Worked as a teacher in moderate/severe special education classrooms for 2 years
Janet Duh
  • Currently a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) at a middle school and adult transition program
  • Masters Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University
  • B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology from UC San Diego
Jessica Chon
  • Currently working at a medical publishing company
  • Masters in Public Health at USC with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion
  • B.A. in Sociology from UC San Diego
Rina Yoo Kim
  • Pursuing to be a Registered Nurse
  • Currently a Patient Care Technician/Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Bachelor's Degree from UC Riverside in Psychology
  • Her dream is to one day work with children and families from all around the world and is enthusiastic to be a part of the difference.