Children's Programs

Pray. Wonder. Love.

We believe that children have a deep relationship with God from birth. At Christ Church in Short Hills, our programs for children and teens are designed to help young and growing Christians embrace the true language of faith. Through friendship, prayer, Bible readings and Christian service, our children of all ages can explore their identity in God’s image. 

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Infants - 5th Grade

9:45 a.m.



Preschool & Kindergarten — First & Second Grade

Godly Play

Godly Play is a Montessori inspired approach to early Christian formation. Teachers use simple wooden and felt props to tell the stories of our scriptural narrative and invite children to approach these stories with curiosity and wonder. Through storytelling and play, children begin to learn the liturgical language of the Episcopal faith and gain an understanding of God's intimate presence in their lives. The Godly Play curriculum is used in both the Preschool-Kindergarten and First-Second Grade classrooms.


3rd - 5th Grades

Spark: Activate Faith Classroom

The Spark: Activate Faith Classroom curriculum invites children on a journey through the salvation story. Each year highlights different stories within the scriptural narrative, moving from creation to revelation. Each week children explore a new Bible story and engage in group activities to bring the story to life. Through age-appropriate Biblical study and fun games children begin to learn about the scriptural narrative and how it applies to their own spiritual lives. Children in this age group also meet outside of Sunday School for team building.

Children in this age group also meet regularly for team building and fun outside of church.