Compassion International, a non-profit organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, has been championing holistic child development for over sixty years. Holistic child development (HCD) is a method of teaching and shaping children with respect to all aspects of the person – their body, their mind, their heart, and their soul. All parts of a person are intimately connected and cannot be understood as separate entities. What we learn as children shapes who we become as adults; this is why holistic child development sets children up to be well-balanced, mature adults, not lacking in anything (James 1:4).
Based on decades of experience in developing children, Compassion has created a holistic child development curriculum for students ages 3-18 that focuses on four areas: spiritual, physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional. ForChildren.com is pleased to offer the full Compassion International Core Curriculum for Holistic Child Development: over 1400 lessons that help children develop physically, academically, relationally, and spiritually.
The curriculum is broken down by age. Lessons are offered in the age ranges of 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and adolescent. Each age group offers approximately 300 lessons that teach the four areas of development.
Each lesson includes clear objectives and indicators, as well as guided instructions for the teacher, including preparation, a script, and suggested activities to facilitate further learning in a fun and interactive manner.
Over the last half-century, this curriculum has helped millions of children learn and grow, allowing them to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue the plan God has for their lives. Are there children in your community that need holistic development? Click on the links below to access the curriculum and begin changing the world, one child at a time.
Curriculum for Ages 3 to 5
Curriculum for Ages 9 to 11
Curriculum for Ages 6 to 8
Curriculum for Adolescents
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