Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

The Nursery

The Nursery provides child care for infants up to age 3 every Sunday during the 9:15 a.m. Education Hour and 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, and all other principal feasts and holy day services. We have an infant room and a toddler room, each designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our youngest visitors and members. Our goal is to provide a positive introduction to the Saint Andrew’s parish family through story time and play.

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Young Children and Worship

Young Children and Worship welcomes children ages 3-5 to hear biblical stories and experience God’s love. Stories are told using three-dimensional objects that focus the child’s attention on the words they hear. The children enter into sacred stories, parables, silence and liturgy to discover God, ourselves, one another and the world around us. Two trained teachers lead the class each Sunday, sitting in a circle to sing songs, hear stories and wonder about them together. Time is given for activities to interact with the stories through art, crafts, play, a simple feast and prayer.

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Grades 1-3 Godly Play Program

A Montessori-based curriculum, Godly Play engages children in learning through storytelling. Classes follow the shape of the Eucharist: They are greeted and welcomed into the circle, hear a story, respond through art or activity of choice, pray and feast together.

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Grades 4-5

The Children’s Episcopal Curriculum will focus this year on a collection of stories about the prophets – persons whom they will hear about repeatedly throughout their lives in the Church. Get ready to hear about Amos, Isaiah, Daniel, Elijah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Esther, Nehemiah and Ezra! When talking about the prophets, the positive aspects of their work will be emphasized – their courage in speaking out against wrong, their promise of a better future, and their image of a Messiah who would initiate the rule of God.

 

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Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
208 West Foster Avenue
State College PA 16801
ph. (814) 237-7659