Documenting Children's Spiritual Development in a Preschool Program

From: Volume 4, Issue 2: Fall 2007, Children's Spirituality Pages 268-278


The teachers of Northminster Learning Center, a faith-based early childhood education program, are adept at documenting and sharing children's learning. They photograph children involved in Godly Play and religious activities, record what children say and do, and engage children in conversation about spiritual issues. When they combined a study group on children's spirituality with increased documentation they were surprised at the depth of children's thoughts. A documentation display of what they learned not only communicated how Christian formation occurs in the program but also significantly changed viewers ideas about the importance of spirituality in the early years.



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