Image via WikipediaIn reading through my Google alerts for "religion" and "education". I came across an article in the Staten Island Advance's religion section titled, "Religion training builds on child's relationship with God". Specifically, they are talking about preschoolers, children I would consider as too young to understand god. In the article, which is more of an announcement of classes, they make no secret of their attempts at indoctrination of these young children through the Montessori-based religious preschools. In fact, here is the opening sentence and following paragraph,
When thinking about religious education for pre-schoolers, remember this: Children and God already know each other.|"...nurture and assist in developing" a relationship with god. I'm sorry shouldn't this read "indoctrinate and brainwash"?
That's one of the tenets of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based religious training for spiritual teachers of children ages three to six. So the job of the religious teacher is to nurture and assist in developing that relationship.
You can read the entire article, here.