When we first started our Wednesday night program, we committed to 8 week sessions with month long breaks between. This was fine, we were getting started (see above), but the program didn’t really take off until we committed to providing the program every single Wednesday night, year round. Consistency is key in Children’s Ministry. Kids who come to church without their parents need to know that it’s always going to be at the same place and same time with the same people.
Absolute consistency will be impossible. But if you provide it, they will come (eventually), and if you aren’t consistent, they will never come.