WE WANT TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR YOUR CHILD TO BLOOM
Jesus is our lead story in every room of our House. In fact, He’s our only story – even in bloom. We want to lean in with the families of our House who are raising a generation of children to know and walk in relationship with Jesus. We want to see the children in our bloom environment not only bloom and grow physically, but also in faith as they learn basic truths about who Jesus is.
We are more than babysitters. We’ve designed our bloom environment very intentionally to allow worship and teaching to come alive for even the tiniest babies our House. Each child is assigned to a bloom room based on either age or stage of development. All gatherings consist of an age-appropriate story with a “Big Idea,” a “Grow Verse” and fun activities.
We have the best Door Holders around who are passionate about helping every child who enters the doors of bloom feel seen, accepted, and more importantly seen, loved and accepted by Jesus. All of our Door Holders have undergone a thorough screening process of interviews, background checks and training.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN AND WHERE IS BLOOM AVAILABLE?
bloom is offered during our 9:15a and 11:30 gatherings next door to Howard Theatre (1805 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). You can either come to this location first, or just stop by Howard Theatre and one of our Door Holders will walk you to our bloom environment.
IF I'M A DOOR HOLDER, WILL MY CHILD BE ABLE TO BE CHECKED IN EARLY?
Yes, we offer pre-care for our Door Holders that starts at 7:30a for our 9:15a gathering, and 10:45a for our 11:30a gathering. We do not offer pre-care for our 5p gathering.
WHEN IS MY CHILD PROMOTED TO THE NEXT ROOM IN BLOOM?
Children ages 6 weeks up to 2 years old are promoted developmentally. Children ages 2 to 5 years old are promoted annually in the fall.
WILL MY CHILDREN BE ABLE TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM?
For the safety of all the children in bloom, we place children in rooms developmentally and by their birthday, so your children may not be able to be in the same room.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Upon your arrival to Howard Theatre, you will be greeted by the Passion City Church Parking Team who will direct you to available parking. We have parking available specifically for families with Passion Kids-aged children in the Federal Parking Deck located between Howard Theatre and our Passion Kids environment. For those with children in 5th grade or younger, please use your flashers to let our team know you need to park in a family spot within the deck.
WHAT TIME DOES BLOOM REGISTRATION OPEN?
Both bloom doors and registration open at 8:50a for our 9:15a gathering, and 11:15a for our 11:30a gathering.
WHAT IS THE BLOOM WELL CHILD POLICY?
To minimize the chance of spreading illness, children who show signs of sickness will not be accepted into the bloom environment. We require that children be fever-free for 24 hours before entering bloom. This is for the health and protection of all children and Door Holders. You are encouraged to bring your child back to us as soon as he or she is well. If an illness is discovered after a child is in the classroom, your child will be separated from the other children and a member of our Staff Team will contact you.
Upon recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from the home with any of the following conditions:
Diarrhea (even if associated with teething or medication)
Any symptoms of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat, flu, or any other contagious or infectious disease
Common cold from onset through one week
Junky or barky cough, phlegm-filled or productive cough