The Spiritual Development of Children
It is the conviction of the Board of Directors of St. John's Children's Center that the fullest spiritual development of children is holistic in nature, involving the child's nurture in the Christian environment provided by St. John's Children's Center.
Christian Values curriculum at St. John's Presbyterian Church is implemented in several ways:
Christian values—taught weekly in the classrooms.
St. John's Children's Center also participates in presented by the Christian Education Committee—the children gather in the sanctuary of St. John’s Presbyterian Church for music, a short lesson, and prayer each week.
A short prayer or blessing is said in the classroom before the children have their snacks and lunch. The prayers are child—focused and are often known by children.
A Christian Values curriculum at St. John's is implemented in several ways:
Weekly Christian Values lessons. The lesson is planned and implemented by the classroom teacher on a weekly basis, usually alternating days with the Together Time program.
A short prayer or blessing, said in the classroom before snacks and lunch. The prayers are child-directed and are often ones that the children already know. The children choose prayers that are sometimes spoken and sometimes sung.
The preschool and elementary classes participate in "Together Time" each week. Children gather together in the sanctuary for music, a short lesson, and a prayer. Together Time is presented by the Christian Education ministry of St. John's Presbyterian Church