Earlier I wrote the Introduction about the issue at hand in our Children’s Ministry about what to do with our Kindergarten age children as they transition between learning styles. I said that I thought there were 3 milestone questions to consider. Read about #1, “What does Kindergarten look like?”, and #2 “When do Children Start Reading?”
#3 When are parents comfortable making the change?
If the family at my church is a regular attendar, then they are very aware of the change from a classroom format in Early Childhood areas, to a large group/small group format of the Elementary areas. For some families it’s seen as a big “My baby is growing up” moment and met with trepidation. For other families, it’s seen as a “Finally my kid will get to be where the fun is happening” moment and met with excitement.