The St. Thomas Nursery provides a caring, peaceful environment for the little ones who are brought to us while their parents are participating in church services and other ministry activities. And we hope that our common-sense approach to this allows the parents a feeling of security for themselves and their children while they are in our care . . . and perhaps beyond. Most large church activities have nursery care available.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (ages 3-6 and 6-9)
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based Christian formation program in which children can grow in their relationship with God through a deep engagement in scripture and liturgy. The room the children come to is called an atrium. It is designed to help the child listen to the Christian message and nurture the spirit of wonder and contemplation within them. Furniture is sized and hands-on materials are made to meet the needs of the children and nurture independence. It allows the children to choose work
that is meaningful to them and also allows them the freedom to work at their own pace. Within this environment, children internalize the message of God’s deep love. We have two levels of Catechesis at St. Thomas, level I (ages 3-6) and level II (ages 6-9). If you are interested in hearing more about Catechesis, please contact Melissa Cooper or Kristine Flerlage.
Faith Explorers (Grades 3-6)
The focus of the Faith Explorers is Christian formation for grades 3-6. Our students are able to grow in their understanding of the Word, in their personal relationship with Christ and in their knowledge of the Episcopal church. For more information about Faith Explorers, contact Connie Reyes-Rau.