Early Childhood

Dear Parents,

Whether driving in the car or simply talking over dinner, nobody has more opportunity to intentionally invest in the spiritual development of your kids than you do. That’s why St. John Vianney Catholic Church wants to team up with you to help your kids grow in our faith and love for God!

Our Pre-K (4) and Kindergarten programs provide Christ-centered and age appropriate lessons featuring activities, Bible stories, music, crafts, prayer, games and a child/parent activity worksheets that meet busy parents where they are, reinforcing positive Catholic family rituals such as praying together, eating meals together and talking to each other.

Pre-Kindergarten CCE

Beginning at the age of four, children are invited to participate in religion classes with a parent. Parental involvement is vital at this age, so that the lesson learned in class can be reinforced at home. Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult at each class. Each class offers a faith message, craft and prayer opportunities.
Kindergarten CCE

Kindergarten CCE is an excellent introduction to our Catholic Faith. Children participate in religion classes that are geared toward instilling a sense that God loves them and that they are members of the Church. Bible stories, stories of saints, basic prayers, songs and crafts are the main focus. Parental involvement within the class is strongly encouraged, with parents invited to attend one of more classes during the year.
CCE Music

As part of Early Childhood and Elementary CCE, students have the opportunity to learn about their Catholic faith by celebrating their love of the Lord and love for each other through music. The songs we sing reflect the Gospel passage for the week or the liturgical season and connect to the class unit of study. Students in grades PK through 5 will have music during their CCE class time on a rotating basis. For more information regarding music, email Paula Cole, Coordinator of CCE Music.

Pre-Kindergarten to First Grade: Words to Songs
Sample Song: “Jesus Loves Me/ Mary Loves Me


Resources for Young Families

Ministries for Moms
Nursery
Bible Story Time
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Baptism Preparation for Infant – 6 Years Old
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