Our youngest children (known as “Sprouts”) engage in a program called Spirit Play.
Spirit Play is a Unitarian Universalist education program inspired by Montessori methods.
As in Montessori, the key elements in Spirit Play are the classroom environment and the teachers. These elements free the children to work at their own pace and on their own area of interest after an initial “lesson” delivered via a story.
We are working to make Spirit Play more friendly for active little ones. Each session will start with a physical activity, to help busy bodies get ready for the story time. This means a more thoughtful and comprehensive curriculum.
The Spirit Play stories are often based on our congregation’s year-long theme.
Note: after an initial trial, parents and teachers will decide together if younger children are developmentally ready to participate in this program.