Frequently Asked Questions
What is POP?
POP (Parents of Preschoolers) is a video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism and designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5.
By engaging with POP videos, parents and caregivers will learn to understand their child's spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see themselves as spiritual teachers.
To see the curriculum trailer, click here.
How does POP work?
POP will run from September 2020 to May 2021.
Each month, three short videos on the theme of the month will be posted here on the POP website and made available to the members and staff of subscribing congregations via our private, members-only password.
Participants will be able to work through the month's videos and worksheet content at their own pace. At the end of the month, they'll be encouraged to gather on Zoom with their own religious education or ministry staff to check in and share what they've learned.
To see an outline of monthly themes and video session titles, click here. For samples of other materials, click the links below:
How much does POP cost?
The subscription price for POP is $50 per congregation per year. This low price reflects the fact that the curriculum is currently in development. The subscription fee includes access to all video content and accompanying worksheets.
At this time, POP subscriptions do NOT include facilitation of Zoom meetings. Subscribing congregations are responsible for scheduling and facilitating their own meetings.
I'm a parent who's not currently connected to a congregation. Can I still subscribe to POP?
Yes! Email Jen Shattuck at jen (at) jlshattuck (dot) com for more information.
Who is developing POP?
POP is being developed by J.L. (Jen) Shattuck, Director of Family Ministry at First Parish Church in Kingston, Massachusetts. Jen has over 20 years of experience working with preschoolers and is currently at work on a book about the spiritual needs of young children.
When she's not working on POP, she also runs the Ellery Churchmouse Instagram account, which follows the adventures of one small UU dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can contact Jen by email at jen (at) jlshattuck (dot) com.