Each Sunday morning will begin by signing your children in at the "KidCheck" desk. If you are new we will have a volunteer there to help you navigate the system. KidCheck is a secure, children's check-in service that we use to help us care for the children that are placed in our care each Sunday. If you have already created a KidCheck account at another church, school or day care, you can sign your children in on Sunday morning using your cell phone number. If you have not created a KidCheck account and you want to do that before your visit, you can do so by clicking on the link and then selecting "login." There you will find step-by-step instructions for creating a secure account and adding your child's information to it. If your child has an allergy you can include that information into the KidCheck system and it will alert our workers of your child's particular allergies.
We would also encourage you to make sure that all of your child's items are labeled with your child's name. That helps us keep things in order in our classrooms.
Once all of your children have been signed in we invite all of your family to join us in the sanctuary for our time of worship.
At Escalate we think there is great value in the family worshiping together, so we try to offer a time at the beginning of our worship sevice each week that engages the whole family - whatever the age. The first part of our worship service includes singing and the giving of our tithes and offerings. These are great aspects of worship for children to learn and to be a part of with their family. Singing is a great opportunity to worship God AND songs can also be a great aid in teaching children about God. The act of worship through the giving of tithes and offerings is also very instructive as it helps children to understand the value of giving back to God because of all that He has given to us. Therefore, rather than having the children spend all of their time in the classroom, we have them participate with their families in the worship service for the first three songs and for the giving of our tithes and offerings. Upon the completion of those thing the children are dismissed with their teachers to their classrooms where they will continue their morning with more age-appropriate lessons and activities.
We use the Gospel Project curriculum each Sunday morning to help teach our children. Because children are so important we are committed to using what we consider to be the BEST curriculum available. If you're interested in learning more about the curriculum we use, click on the Gospel Project link and you can find out more on their web-site.