P1260607Sprouts

Our sprouts (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) students meet in the Sprouts Classroom, which is on the second floor, the first two doors on the right. Classes are held on Sunday mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., before worship service. (Adult programming is offered at the same time.)

Registration is required, but parents can register their kids after their first visit. Click for online registration.

If you’re visiting for the first time, please make sure to tell your children’s teachers about any allergies or special needs your children have. We want to keep your children safe, happy, and engaged!

Here is what we have planned for Fall 2016.

World Religions Picture Books

September 18 – October 16
November 6 — December 18, 2016*

Led by Laurissa Hurst

An introduction to Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist faith traditions for young kids, these sessions are based on beautiful picture books, like Zen Shorts, Rama and Sita, and The Hundredth Name. Kids get hands on with paper airplanes, Arabic calligraphy, and Zen sand gardens.

*Children’s classes will not be held October 23 and 30 and December 25 through January 8.

About Our Lead Sprouts Teacher

Laurissa Hurst

Laurissa is an Early Childhood Educator with more than 15 years experience working with young children. She has a BA in communications with an emphasis in religious education, a diploma in childcare and early childhood education, and numerous professional courses focusing on child development and education for children birth to age eight. She has taught in schools both in the U.S. and overseas, as well as led religious education classes and acted as a Girl Scout troop leader for the past five years. She is currently working as a lead teacher in an early childhood learning center and raising two pretty great kids, Stuart age 12 and Eden age nine.