KinderSpirit Inc.

KinderSpirit Inc. is a 501c3 education organization in MA. We create developmentally appropriate curriculum to support the spiritual development of young children and people with special needs.

In addition, we provide program evaluation and educational consulting services.

Support KinderSpirit's mission financially at https://tithe.ly/give?c=875081 or via PayPal (linked below)

 
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What is KinderSpirit Inc.?

KinderSpirit Inc was born out of a question: What if children were introduced to a healthy spiritual or religious life in *their* way? What if, instead of asking them to be quiet and sit still, we encouraged them to sing, dance, and play? What if instead of "seen and not heard", we "follow the child"?

Through the generous support of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies' Co-Creator Incubator, we  created a non-profit focused on creating developmentally appropriate music, movement, and faith focused curricula for young children and their families. 

In addition, our founder, Rachael B. Lawrence, PhD, draws on her many years of experience to offer program evaluation and consulting. 



 

Key People

Meet our Directors

 

Rachael B. Lawrence

Executive Director

Rachael is the founder of KinderSpirit Inc. As an experienced educator, pastor, and musician, she blends her many passions into creating these unique classes. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master of Music from the University of Akron, and a Bachelor of Music from Heidelberg College.

Services

Join a KinderSpirit Class

In person classes are not currently available due to to the COVID-19 Pandemic. When they resume, our primary location will be at Second Baptist Church in Suffield, CT.  

Are you interested in having KinderSpirit in your Connecticut/Pioneer Valley location? Please feel free to reach out for more information.

Start a KinderSpirit Class in Your Area

Interested in teaching or leading KinderSpirit classes in your area?

We will soon be offering teacher/leader training and packages for using the resources in your community. Please feel free to reach out for more information.

Program Evaluation and Educational Consulting Services

Rachael B. Lawrence, PhD, is a program evaluator and consultant with over 10 years of experience. She has evaluated programs funded by the Strada Educational Network, the US Department of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Lilly Endowment, and more. With a special focus on developmental evaluation, she can help you get the information you need to shape and refine programs in education, religion, and more.

Homeschool Consultation and Evaluation Services

Many people are considering homeschooling as an alternative to in-person or virtual attendance this year. We offer services to help you make decisions and evaluate learning. Let us help you plan and assess!

 

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