Children’s Formation

St. Andrew’s Christian Education program provides opportunities for children to learn, laugh, play, build friendships, and share in the love and fellowship of our faith and church. St. Andrew’s is blessed with a large number of children, and dedicated teachers, child care professionals, teaching assistants, and Sunday School Superintendents to teach and care for our children.
Nursery

St. Andrew’s offers a safe and inviting nursery care for children up to age 3.  The Nursery is staffed by a paid caregiver who has experience in early childcare and has undergone a diocesan-required background check.

A rotating roster of parent and/or teen volunteers also assist in the Nursery.

Parents must sign in their child upon arrival and indicate who will be picking up the child when leaving. Sign out is required at all times. A silent pager will be issued to you, should the staff need to reach you during the service.

The Nursery is available year round on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. During the school year, the Nursery remains available until 12:15 p.m.

Learning Center

Divided into Pre-K and Kindergarten/1st Grade classes, the Learning Center uses the SPARK curriculum to introduce children to the Bible. The curriculum follows the scripture readings that are read during the service every week. Each lesson features a Bible story, plus crafts, games, and activities. The preschool and kindergarten classes both attend Godly Play during the 10:00 a.m. worship service.

A paid staff person, who has undergone a diocesan required background check, teaches in the preschool class and also has a rotating list of parent volunteers. All of the other classes are taught by volunteers who have undergone background checks.

Parents must sign in their child upon arrival and indicate who will be retrieving the child at pick up time. Sign out is required at all times.

The Learning Center is available year round on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. During the school year, the Learning Center remains available until 12:15 p.m.

Godly Play

What in the world is Godly Play? Find out in this video.

Before the sermon at the 10:00 a.m. service, children from the Learning Center and those with their parents in worship are invited to go to the Chapel for a Godly Play lesson. Godly Play gets children thinking about the stories they hear in church and the things they see there every week. Instead of listening to a sermon, youngsters hear a Bible story and participate in “wondering sessions” that put them into the story. This is a unique way for younger children to get a feel for the church service and start thinking about their relationship with God.

Sunday School (2nd -6th Grade)

Sunday School classes, like the Learning Center, use the SPARK curriculum. The program features a Bible reading each week that follows the scripture readings used  in church each week, and includes activities and projects which reinforce the lesson. Children are also introduced to the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Sacraments, The Book of Common Prayer, and the feasts, fasts, and festivities that occur during the Church year.

Sunday School is offered during the usual school year from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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