2015-16 Schedule

PreK/Kindergarten, 3-5 years old
Curriculum: Celebrating Me and My World

Celebrating the wondrous qualities of children and the animals, objects, and people around them; Celebrating Me and My World provides experiences and opportunities to grow in trust and caring; and develops students’ self-identity and sense of connectedness with all of life.

Early Elementary, grades 1-2
Curriculum: Faithful Journeys

Embark on a pilgrimage of faith and explore how Unitarian Universalism translates into life choices and everyday actions. Hear historic or contemporary examples of Unitarian Universalist faith in action. Stories about real people model how to act faithfully as Unitarian Universalists in your own lives. Share your own stories of faithful action.

Middle Elementary, grade 3
Curriculum: Moral Tales

Every day our children go forth into a complex world where they are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. Moral Tales attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values

Late Elementary, grades 4-5
Curriculum: Windows and Mirrors

Mirrors in which they can see themselves,
windows in which they can see the world.
~ Lucille Clifton, African American poet, writer and educator

The metaphor of windows and mirrors represents the dynamic relationship among our awareness of self, our perceptions of others, and others’ perceptions of us. The Windows and Mirrors curriculum presents Unitarian Universalism as a faith that is lived out through identifying and acting on responsibility toward one another

Middle School, grades 6-7
Curriculum: Building Bridges

Building Bridges (formerly Neighboring Faiths) is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

Our Whole Lives, Elementary levels

Our Whole Lives takes a holistic view of sexuality. It provides accurate, age-appropriate information while helping people clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
Our Whole Lives is based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

In 2015-2016, we are offering Our Whole Lives for Kindergarten and First grade in the spring. Our Whole Lives classes run from noon-1:30 pm on Sundays.

Required for participation: Regular attendance & guardian participation in a parent orientation session.

Please speak to Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, or a member of the Children and Youth Faith Development Committee for more information about any of our programs.