A loving foundation of religious community
Early childhood (the years between ages 2 and 5) is filled with curiosity and wonder. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Our programs for young children at Foothills provide a nurturing and loving spiritual foundation. Our preschool groups support your child’s spiritual growth, introduce simple rituals and develop a sense of safety and community.
Our Preschool Groups
Our Sunday groups for young children meet during our church services
LITTLE LIGHTS – Age 6 weeks – 3 years | 8:30AM, 10:00AM & 11:30AM
Our sunny nursery and first aid/CPR certified nursery staff provide a safe and caring environment for infant and toddlers.
CHALICE CHILDREN – Age 3-4 | 10:00AM & 11:30AM
This group builds a foundation for young children’s spiritual lives. Children learn about their religious community, practice listening and sharing with others, and develop a sense of belonging.
SPIRIT PLAY- Age 4 1/2 – 6 | 10:00AM & 11:30AM
Each session of Spirit Play includes a focusing story, wondering questions and child centered station exploration. The stories reflect our Unitarian Universalist values, our 7 Principles and 6 Sources.
RAINBOW ADVENTURE – Ages 3 1/2 – 7 | 8:30AM
Young Children explore Unitarian Universalist Principles and spiritual tools for living through beautifully illustrated picture books and fun activities.
It’s Just a Phase: Preschool
Early childhood is a phase of extremely rapid growth and change when little ones need develop trust in the world by experiencing safety and love.
If something your child is doing is challenging, don’t worry! They will have moved on to something else by next week! Our primary goal in our early childhood groups at Foothills is to provide a nurturing and embracing environment where they know that they are safe and loved.
Find more information about the phases of your child’s physical, emotional and spiritual development below.