Three and 4-year-old classrooms are working from lessons written by Pam Dameron, and updated by Emily Jenkins. Our youngest students learn about the Old and New Testaments through playtime, storytelling, art, music and prayer. The goal of our preschool curriculum is to help the child perceive church as a pleasant and secure place, to understand the immeasurable greatness of Go’d love from His people, and to see himself as a child of God and the apple of His eye.
Kindergarten classrooms will enjoy Godly Play lessons from a team of talented teachers. Godly Play is a method of telling the stories of our Christian heritage using carefully chosen words and lesson pieces which capture the imagination of the children. The children have the opportunity to respond to the stories through wondering questions and artwork.
The older children will enjoy two different curricula for the year:
1st and 2nd grade classrooms will begin a Communion curriculum this fall, with field trips and guest speakers to inform and engage them in a deeper understanding about the Eucharist and our church. This 7-week series will culminate in a Holy Communion Celebration with Children & Families.
3rd through 5th grade will combine classes for the fall and enjoy a speaker series. Each week, the class will learn from a different speaker on a topic close to their heart. Speakers include members of our clergy and others. Once the new year comes, the grades will work from Hearts Alive, a lectionary-based Gospel-centered curriculum targeted to this age group.