The KCC Children’s Program is an opportunity to introduce children to Buddhist values within a supportive, sincere dharma community using simple dharma activities, storytelling, open discussion, songs, art projects and activities, including play, to promote kindness and compassion. Our goal is to provide a fun, meaningful experience for all.
Sunday Morning Children’s Program
On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 9:00 to 11:00 am, we offer the Sunday Morning Children’s Program. This program normally starts in September and runs through the second Sunday in June. In July and August we meet once a month on the fourth Sunday. We require that at least one parent or guardian be present at KCC when their child attends.
The age range we currently serve is 5 to 12; however, we do allow slightly younger and older children on a case by case basis as appropriate. Please feel free to discuss this with the program coordinator if needed.
While there is no fee for the program, dana (offerings) are accepted and go towards helping us continue providing programs such as these. In order to support the program on Sundays we ask that parents agree to be available to assist the teacher if needed – this is a shared role and can be filled by parents or other adults who wish to participate in this way. During the regular school year please note that we request you consider committing to bringing your child both Sundays each month throughout this time frame, but this is not required.
Also please be aware that, to attend this program, your child needs to be able to manage their speech and physical activity cooperatively in a small group to help maintain a peaceful children’s sangha. If this is a concern we ask that you attend with your child until they are comfortable with the group. Ultimately we want to be as inclusive as possible, but must also work to create a safe and welcoming environment for all attending.
Childcare for Children Under Five
We also offer childcare for children 3 to 4 years old on the Sunday mornings when the program is offered.
If you wish to have your child join us for the Children’s Program,
please contact Cynthia Irvine at email@example.com.