Welcome to Childrens Religious Education at Beacon!
On Sunday mornings, our families with children begin together in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Children then attend small, age-appropriate groups with trained adult facilitators. Our groups are grounded in building relationships – both with their peers and their adult teachers. A nurturing environment, using games, arts-based activities, and stories invites children to question, reflect, and explore.
We have nursery for infants and waddlers; a preschool group for 3-5 years olds, and small groups for K/1, 2/3 and 4/5 grades.
All of our adults are trained volunteers, many of whom are professional teachers. We take our children’s safety seriously, maintaining regular background checks, teaching first aid and fire regulations.
You can register for our Children’s Groups here.
Our programs and curricula are selected by our staff, Laura Beth Brown and the Family Ministry Team. Curricula are chosen and mapped out over a 3 to 5 year period, so that children in the program engage with stories, lessons, ideas and crafts from four main areas of study: Jewish & Christian history, Unitarian Universalism, World Religions and Social Action.