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Grades K-3 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education
Sunday, April 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
One event on Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, April 23 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, April 30 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 am
One event on Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 am
*Mandatory Parent/Child Orientation will also be scheduled.
Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades K–3 is an eight-workshop class that helps children begin the lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and values about identity, relationships, safety, and health. This program is a comprehensive, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate manner, all while addressing sensitive topics and empowering children and families. OWL offers expansive ways of addressing gender identity and roles, sexual orientation, race, and ability. Activities, songs, and movement keep young children interested and energized and we ensure that all activities are accessible to every child. Sexual abuse prevention is addressed in a trauma-informed manner and frames the responsibility for prevention on adults. We teach that babies begin with an egg, sperm, uterus, and someone to care for them, with several options for how those combinations may occur. Caregivers also receive support for sharing their own family conception story at home. Parents/caregivers are also invited to attend class with their children when possible.
How to Attend
Advanced Registration Required.
Mandatory Parent/Child Orientation Saturday, April 1, 9:30-11:30
Spring Sundays: 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4
This is not a drop-in class. Advance Registration is required and weekly attendance is expected. Please put “OWL” in the Grade line.
This new, 2022 edition includes new illustrations and book recommendations featuring children and families of diverse races, cultures, and orientations. There may be optional resources to purchase. They will also be available for checkout from our congregation’s library. Updated HomeLinks offer a workshop summary, at-home conversation starters and activities, and suggestions that foster future conversations. This secular program is a great course is for the community.
Transportation & Parking
We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.