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Find answers here to the most frequently asked questions about The Praise Factory family of curriculum.

 

The Praise Factory Curriculums at CHBC

How do you use each curriculum at Capitol Hill Baptist Church?

Teach, Take & Tell:

We use Teach, Take & Tell with our 2’s and 3 year olds. The 2’s do only a tiny bit of the curriculum—only the story, a song or two and maybe the action rhyme. They take 6 weeks rather than the suggested 4/5 weeks per unit.

Our three year olds do the full extended format version of the curriculum. They spend a month on each unit, as suggested. They are introduced to the key concepts, play review games and sing songs during the Sunday School hour. Then, during the Church Hour, when a lot more of our three year olds are in attendance, they review the key concepts, hear the story and do the craft activity.

Big Questions & Answers for little people (BQA)

We use BQA with our 4 and pre-K 5 year olds. They do the full extended format version of the curriculum. They spend three weeks on each sub-concept, as suggested. They are introduced to the key concepts, play review games and sing songs during the Sunday School hour. Then, during the Church Hour, when a lot more of our three year olds are in attendance, they review the key concepts, hear the story and do the craft activity.

The Praise Factory

We use the Praise Factory with our K to 4th graders during the SERMON portion of the Sunday service. Our sermons run about an hour and are geared at a fairly high level, intellectually. While many parents choose to keep their K-4th graders in for the sermon, many choose not to. They feel that their children are being well taught important truths on a level they can better understand and will provide a good theological foundation they will help them better understand the sermons when they begin to stay in the service. They see their children's godly teachers as helpful partners with them in discipling their children.

While all K through 4th graders are welcome in Praise Factory, our teachers are always looking for signs that the children are ready to stay in the service for the sermon. Our goal is always to prepare the children for gathering with the local body of Christ, not to simply entertain or cater to preferences. We have found that this approach has borne the good fruit of children happily adjusting to staying in for the sermon, as they are ready.

How do you build a Praise Factory binder at CHBC?

This has changed over the years as our teachers, children and curriculum needs have changed. For a more in-depth answer to this question, look here: Building a Teacher's Binder