Take some time to look over the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual ways that the children and youth are making progress on growing up. Pay special attention to the age group you'd like to work with. Adapted from Tracey Hurd.
Infants and Toddlers: Undifferentiated Faith, Held in the Love of Others: The Basis for Later Faith
Preschool Children: Faith by Imitation/Intuitive-Projective Faith
Young School Age Children (Approximately K-2nd Grades): Intuitive-Projective Faith
School Age Children (Approximately 3rd-5th Grades): Joining in Faith: Mythic-Literal Faith
Young Adolescent (Approximately 6th-8th Grades): Discernment: Synthetic Conventional Faith
Middle Adolescents (Approximately 9th-11th Grades): Synthetic Conventional Faith
Older Adolescent/ Young Adults (Approximately ages 18-25): Deeper Understanding, Reflection: Individuative Reflective Faith