KidSpace Universe

KidSpace is our Children's Religious Education program, serving everyone ages 0-17. While many of our Sunday rituals and events are intergenerational to one degree or another, most weeks we provide separate and age-appropriate education on a variety of topics in our downstairs classrooms.

KidSpace is broken into several groups based on age and maturity:

  • Sprouts (formerly WeeSpace), 0-4 years of age, led by a Sprout Leader;
  • Shoots (formerly KidSpace), 4-8 years of age, led by a Head Shoot;
  • Saplings (new grouping, sometimes combined with Shoots), 8-12 years of age, led by a Gardener;
  • Trees (formerly TeenSpace), 12-16 years of age, led by an Ent.
  • In all cases, a child may be asked to join a different class (on a permanent or temporary basis) based on their abilities, regardless of biological age.

In all situations where children are not with their parents, the classes will have a pre-approved volunteer leader who has submitted to a background check, understands the curriculum and expectations of their class' age group, as well as the stipulations of our community's values and our lease, and is compensated with a stipend for their time and trouble. We would like to see a variety of teachers from both inside and outside the community assist with this process, so if you know anyone who has the time and inclination to help out on Sunday afternoons, please let Linda (the KidSpace Coordinator) know.