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What Does My Sponsored Child Learn at the Child Development Center?

Posted By Web Team On March 6, 2010 @ 10:38 am In Child Sponsorship,Country Trips,For New Sponsors,Multimedia | 16 Comments

spiritual learning By attending classes at his or her child development center your sponsored child receives age-appropriate instruction in four main areas:

  • spiritual
  • cognitive
  • physical
  • socio-emotional

At KE-630, Good Shepard Isinya Student Center, all the children begin their Saturday at 9 a.m. with spiritual learning. Then, at 9:35 a.m., the subject being taught changes to follow a curriculum created for one of the other learning domains.

At 10:10 a.m. the children get a break for breakfast, and when classes resume, the two remaining domains are taught. Classes end at 1 p.m. and lunch is then served.

Classes in each of the four domains are taught every Saturday, and each class is 35 minutes long.

KE-630 runs its program in a way that is very similar to what many children in the U.S. experience in elementary school. A class of 20 to 30 students is associated with one teacher who teaches lessons in each of the various subjects.

Classes are divided into age categories (e.g., 9 to 11, 12 to 14, etc.), which are like grades, and each group of children is taught an age-based curriculum for each of the four domains.

Thus, the 12 to 14 year old children we observed at the center today had one class, in the physical domain, in which they were learning what puberty is and about the different physical changes boys experience as they become men.

In one of the spiritual classes we sat in on, another group of children were learning about God’s holiness, that He is pure and holy and that there is no evil in Him.

Here’s a little of what we saw.

You can also view the Spiritual Learning [3] video on Vimeo.


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