KAIROS (CHURCH SCHOOL)
WHAT IS KAIROS?
Kairos is the Greek word meaning "God's Time" and thereafter. a very appropriate name for St. Matthew's church school program for ages 3.5 years through 8th grade. Children are invited to begin the program once they are completely potty trained.
The Kairos program is offered on Sunday mornings during our 10am service. We begin at 9:45am with Welcoming Time, and classes begin at 10am.
The foundation of our curriculum is Godly Play. Jerome W. Berryman, the creator of Godly Play, is an Episcopal priest and the Director of the Center for the Theology of Childhood. Godly Play is a Montessori-based approach to children's spiritual formation. Our classrooms are “sacred space” where we light a Christ candle to remind us that God is with us, pass a prayer heart so we can offer whatever is “on our heart” to God, present the stories of our faith, engage in discussion and for our youngest Episcopalians - explore and express the lessons with an art response time, and share Feast Bread together. It is God’s Time and our time with God and special friends.
We welcome children (and parents/guardians!) to St. Matthew’s Church and the Kairos program any time throughout the year. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, would like to see our classrooms and materials, or are ready to register your child please contact Lori Cooper, the Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609/737-0985.
Primary B (3½ ys - Kindergarten): Classroom B
First/Second Grade: Classroom A
Third/Fourth Grade: Classroom D (downstairs)
Fifth/Sixth Grade: Classroom E (downstairs)
Seventh/Eighth Grade: Library
Click HERE to learn more about Godly Play!
Nursery and Kairos Sick Policy: In the hopes of reducing the spread of illness among our children, their caregivers and teachers, we ask that you be very thoughtful before bringing a child who is or has recently been sick into the nursery or a classroom.
Our sick policy follows that of our school district:
- Child should be completely fever free for 24 hours
- Child should have no intestinal/stomach issues for 24 hours
- No goopy noses or coughs
- No red eyes with discharge