Nursery & Preschool Classrooms

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Nursery
Ages 1 month to 2 years
  • Our focus is on creating a safe, sacred and loving space in order to build a foundation of trust for our youngest members.



Preschool
Ages 3 years to Kindergarten
  • Lessons are presented in simple and repetitive ways reinforcing the idea that God is love and we are loved just as we are.
  • Creative expression is done through play, games and art.

Elementary Classrooms

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Unikids
Grades 1st to 4th
The lessons focus on reinforcing the idea that God is within us, around us, everywhere present and that we are loved unconditionally.
  • We also begin to establish a basic understanding of the Bible and how the stories in the Bible reflect Unity Principles. Other sacred writings and contemporary children’s stories are also used.
  • The children are encouraged to connect with their inner wisdom and to live the Truth they know.
  • Creative expression is done through art, games, science, food activities and storytelling.

The Sunday Morning Experience

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The Welcome
Greeting Activity
As each child enters the classroom they are asked how they would like to be greeted. They are also encouraged to move their photo into the center of the heart so we can see who is with us for the day.
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Responsibility Cards
Each child is invited to choose a responsibility of the day, such as,
Greeting Angel; Bell Ringer; Love Offering Angel, etc... This helps the children to understand that they all have something to give and that they can help to create their own classroom experience. This also fosters leadership.
The Sacred Circle
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Activities to Unite
Activities to Connect
Activities to Center
Activities to Commit
SPACE
Story Telling
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Once the sacred circle is complete, a Bible, sacred story or contemporary story is shared. The children are then engaged in the Living Curriculum questioning strategy that invites them to explore: the literal events of the story; the
feelings/experiences of the characters; how this story shows up in their lives and in the world around them; and how they would like it to be.
SPACE
Creative Experiences
Now the children are invited into creative experiences that encourage them to explore what the story and discussion meant to them personally. Possible creation stations are:
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Art Expressions
Movement & Games
Science
Fun with Food
SPACE
Closing
We close our morning by joining the adults in the sanctuary, sharing what we experienced and joining in the closing song and prayer.

Five of Unity's Basic Principles
(Languaged for Children)

  • God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
  • I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and in everyone.
  • I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
  • Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
  • I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference.