I have worked with children and their families for 35+ years. I was a county manager for Headstart/Early Headstart, Sunday school and VBS teacher, Preschool teacher, taught child development to teen moms at LPS, Directed an early childhood education program center, taught parenting classes (Love and Logic and Boystown), worked with LPS special education preschool through high school, visitation specialist for foster care, ran a foster home as a professional parent,was a nanny, did home daycare and was the Education Director at Awesome God church. My most important job has been being a mom/grandma to many kids as their biological/adoptive/foster mom and teaching them about God's love.
I have two degrees: Early Childhood Education and Family Science and Education from UNL. I don't think we just teach the child, we encompass the entire family. It's beneficial for children to have a foundation of a supportive, loving family, guided by Christ's teachings. When our children get this start in their lives, they can celebrate this strong foundation for the rest of their lives. We don't just drop our children off at school/Sunday school and expect others to do all the teaching of our children. Every conversation with our children, family time and activities, are so important! In Deuteronomy 6:6-7 it says "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."