Grades K-3 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education
Sunday, May 7 @ 10:30 am - Monday, July 10 @ 11:45 am
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Monday, June 5
*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. Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. Although the curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, this course is completely secular and free of specific religious doctrine or reference. However, the underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of both denominations.
OWL offers new and expansive ways of addressing gender identity and roles, sexual orientation, race, and ability. New activities, songs, and movement breaks keep young children interested and energized and facilitator tips ensure that all activities are accessible to every child. Sexual abuse prevention is addressed in a trauma-informed manner by placing the responsibility for prevention on adults, not on children. This edition teaches that babies begin with an egg, sperm, uterus, and someone to care for them, with several options for how those combinations may occur. Parents receive support for sharing their own family conception story at home.
This course also includes all-new illustrations and book recommendations featuring children and families of diverse races, cultures, and orientations. 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 community.
How to Attend
Advanced Registration Required. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay onsite during programs. Parent/caregiver volunteering is an important aspect of faith development, so please join us in contributing your time and talents to grow our community.
Parent/caregiver volunteering is an important aspect of faith development, so please join us in contributing your time and talents to grow our community. Our programs are paid for through financial donations to our organization. Consider donating generously in whatever amount you are able. We look forward to working with your families!
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.