November 17th, 2006


child care vs. Christian education for very young children

I finally have a bit of time to catch up on reading and reflections. It feels good to have the papers out of the way!

A few weeks ago, I brought up a topic for discussion in John’s class, and I want to write out my thoughts about it. We talked about the issue of “child care” vs. education for infants and toddlers. Most churches with enough children have a “nursery,” and in most of these nurseries the care providers are volunteers who serve one Sunday a month. Often the parents are encouraged to serve in these positions. The philosophy seems to be, “It’s your kid in there. You do some of the work and don’t just dump him off on us.”

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