Children's program of Kardinia Church for babies to Yr 6
Our preschool curriculum is based on the conviction that if a four-year-old truly believes God loves him, it will make a difference in their life when they are 14 and 24. We use the Orange curriculum, published by The ReThink Group, which is designed to incorporate the Orange strategy of church+family. There are three basic truths that we want preschoolers to grow up believing: 1) God made me; 2) God loves me; and 3) Jesus wants to be my friend forever. The activities and materials are kept simple and fun, repeating one of these basic truths each month.
Prep through sixth grade is a time of change in the lives of children. School and friendships begin to become very important to them. They learn to read and by sixth grade are getting more independent from their parents. It is also a very important time for them spiritually as they are beginning to develop their own relationship with God. We want to make sure children follow the example of Jesus in Luke 2:52 (what this curriculum is named for) and grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. We have three basic truths we emphasize each week: I can trust God no matter what, I need to make the wise choice and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.