Classes for Children
Below is an overview of the classes we offer for infants through grade 7. For safety and planning purposes, we ask that all young people (infants through high school) be registered for religious education. You may obtain a copy of the registration form here; please complete it and submit it to our Director of Lifespan Religious Education or to our Religious Education Assistant or to your child’s classroom teacher.
Nursery (Infants to age 2)
Every Sunday (except Christmas & New Year’s Day), childcare is provided for infants and toddlers during the worship services. We have professional childcare providers who work with a team of dedicated volunteers to provide a safe and nurturing experience for our youngest members.
Chalice Children (ages 2-4) – 9:00 & 11:00 in room # 7
Chalice Children encourages growing self-awareness and teaches UU values with stories and celebrations from around the world, all based on our UU 7 Rainbow Principles. We use great stories, music, movement, and art to celebrate learning!
Head, Heart, and Hands (Kdgtn-grade 6) – 9:00 in room # 9/10
A multi-age story and center-based class focusing on our UU Principles. The stories teach many ingredients to living a good and faith-filled life based on equality, freedom, peace, acceptance, truth, care, and love. Centers are designed to include activities that speak to specific learning styles, personalities, and interests – using head, heart and hands.
Spirit Play (Kdgtn-grade 1) – 11:00 in room # 9/10
Spirit Play is based on a popular Montessori-inspired class using story, movement, and art to give children an “existential toolkit” to help them explore the wonder and mystery of life, guided by our UU rainbow principles and sources.
Grades 2 – 4: Love Will Guide Us – 11:00 in room # 2
Young people will learn how to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources, with an emphasis on love. Participants will learn that asking questions is valued in Unitarian Universalism, even as they begin to shape their own answers, and how to answer them through the wisdom from our Principles and Sources.
Grades 5 – 7: Love Connects Us – 11:00 in room # 1
Young people will learn to celebrate important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. We will learn about what moves us by love, how we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. As a class, we will encourage one another’s search for truth and meaning and how we are striving to be active in peace-making efforts to improve our world.