We love Pattie and Kids Day Out! My kids benefitted so much from this program. It was the perfect pre-preschool. They learned to take turns, make friends, play nice, and have fun under the kind and loving support of the incredible “Ms. Pattie.” I met some awesome moms and formed lasting friendships, and I got a pretty good stretch of kid-free time once a week to run errands or relax, knowing that my kids were well taken care of. And then the date night! Bonus! Can’t say enough good things about the program. Thank you, Pattie. We love you!
What we Teach
Children As Spiritual Beings
In our center, children learn they are spiritual beings. They are one with God and each other. They have an intelligent creative power to use.
Youth church is more than just Sunday childcare during the adult service. It is more than the crafts or even the lesson, and it is all of these. It is the place our young people meet, connect and build friendships in our spiritual community. It is a place where growth occurs within everyone who participates and all are welcome.
In our classes, we use curriculum written by Centers for Spiritual Living Youth and Family Ministries as well as the collaboration of our volunteer team. Each class includes age appropriate prayer, silence, sharing, activity, craft and discussion. Movement, music, ritual and stories are consistently utilized by the teachers.
Who We Serve:
The Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley youth team serves all youth – infants through the teenage years.
How We Serve:
Sunday morning at our center is designed for all ages. We welcome your children into the youth department as early as 10AM for supervised creative play. This allows a social connection time for the children while supporting parents participating in the pre-service meditation. *Teen morning meetings begin at 10 a.m. The primary and pre-teen classes begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Infants and Toddlers
All ages are welcome! Infants are lovingly cared for by one of our staff or can join their parent in the tranquility room located at the back of the sanctuary. Toddlers are invited to have fun in our playroom joining the class activities as much as they desire. In addition to our weekly volunteer team, our playroom is staffed by two loving individuals who care for our youngest attendees with kindness, wisdom and love. Safety and fun are our primary guidelines for this age group.
Preschool, Elementary and Pre-teen
These classes are designed to transition our youth through the various levels of participation and understanding using developmental and age appropriate activities while taking into consideration each child and his/her unique expression. We have specific breakout classes for primary age 4-3rd grade and our preteen class grades 4-7. It is more about the child joining the right class than being strict about age and grade determination.
Children in the Adult Service
We welcome all ages in our celebration service. Children are requested to be in attendance with an adult (i.e. parent, grandparent, guardian or youth teacher.) We offer our “Tranquility” room located at the back of the sanctuary for families whose needs are better served in a semi-private space.