Faith Development of Children
It is essential that developing faith be as developmental as a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Just as those other areas of the child’s growth develop in stages, so does his or her faith. In most early childhood programs, the philosophy in the area of faith development is often based on the Word of God.
Most of the studies and stories that I’ve read show that faith is developmental. A congregation, group or even a preschool setting is better able to respond to children and incorporate them into the life of the community when it broadens its awareness of children’s developing needs and abilities.