Class Schedule & Age Groups
Youth Education is offered during our 10am service for children up to 18 years of age.
Covid Safety: Teachers are fully vaccinated and wear masks.
As of 9/9/21, Dane County health officials have extended the indoor mask mandate for adults and children ages 2 and older, no matter vaccination status. This current mandate runs through 10/8/21.
At this time Unity of Madison will continue to offer in-person Youth Education. Please check back here periodically for changes to our program offerings.
Young Emerging Spirits
Our youth program provides an inclusive, safe, and sacred space for youth to express themselves and to learn Unity Principles and a metaphysical approach to Christianity.
Our lessons are based on the Living Curriculum philosophy recommended by Unity Worldwide Ministries. Lesson plans incorporate an issue, theme, or need that is relevant in the world today and utilize story, movie passage, song, or experiential activity that introduces the issue/theme and helps the children connect to it.
One Room Classroom
During times of lower enrollment, Unity of Madison's Youth Education program provides spiritual education in one combined classroom. The lessons are highly interactive and designed to appeal to children of all ages.
As enrollment grows, classes are grouped as follows:
UniTots (Pre-school through Kindergarten)
The beginnings of metaphysical interpretation are introduced here. Children are introduced to Jesus as a person who had challenges and difficulties but created a relationship with God that helped him to move through these challenges with loving kindness and generosity.
UniKids (Grades 1-5)
The child learns to understand that Jesus was a human being who lived as an example of God moving in and through us. The children learn that we are inherently good and have choices in actions.
UniTeens (Grades 6-8)
UniTeens learn to be receptive to the idea that God is a mental attitude that works in and through us. They learn to understand that they are the creator of their own world through the thoughts they give power to and what they choose to see and believe. They begin to gain the ability to look past the literal appearance of a situation and to focus on the good the situation brings. They learn that the Kingdom of God is within them and that we each have the power to live and do as Jesus did.
Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) (Grades 9-12)
Our high school age kids learn to look past the initial appearance of a situation and to focus on the inherent good of every person. They learn that the Kingdom of God is within them and that we each have the power to live and do as Jesus did.
Schedule & Registration - Spiritual education is offered during our 10am service. Registration forms are required for each student and are available at the Youth Education sign-in table.
Sacred Safety - Our teachers, volunteers, and assistants are all background screened, guided by Sacred Safety protocols, and trained in the “Living Curriculum Philosophy.”
Arrival & Departure - To ensure the maximum safety for the children, a parent/guardian is required to sign the child into the classroom with the same person signing them out immediately following the service.
Please drop your child off by 10 am. This allows them to:
- Be greeted and welcomed by their teacher.
- Engage in a pre-session activity and select a classroom job card.
- Participate from the beginning of the experience.
For health and safety reasons, the children will remain in the classroom until their parent or guardian signs them out. We ask that you pick up your child(ren) as soon as the service has ended. This allows our teachers and assistants to attend to post-class responsibilities.
Toys & Electronic Devices - We ask that you leave toys and electronic devices at home or in the car. Our children are busy with the day’s spiritual exploration and toys distract them from the program and group building experiences.
Recuperation Policy - If a child is working through a health challenge, he/she will have difficulty participating in class and needs the caring attention and healing atmosphere of their home. This also protects other children from possible exposure.