Godly Play is a Montessori-based approach to introducing students to Christian language and learning. The telling of Christian stories in a Godly Play classroom is not only oral but visual and tactile: language, silence, play sets, and opportunities for ‘wondering’ are equally important elements used to help children develop their own individual knowledge of and relationship with God.
Classes are highly ritualized, and children come to learn and expect the rhythms and routines of the class, similar to the way parishioners come to learn and expect the rhythms and rituals of worship. The curriculum is highly developed and easy to teach, and training is available for our volunteer teachers.
While there is a dedicated team of teachers (both parent and non-parent), this is a co-op program and all parents whose children participate are expected to help out in the classroom to make this a viable ministry.