Q&A: Tips for Restarting Sunday School After Breaks

Restarting children and youth ministry programming after long breaks (one month or more) can be challenging for students and teachers. However, it can be especially difficult for students with unique needs. Long breaks disrupt skill progression and relationship development. For our students with unique needs, we may need to be extra patient as old skills have to be relearned and old relationships redeveloped.

As you bring students back into old or new teaching settings, it is most important for teachers, volunteers, and parents to keep the big picture goals in mind: growth in Christ and growth in relationships with others.

In this Q&A video, Ashley Belknap gives several tips on planning routines, rhythms, and relationships that will buoy your entire classroom, particularly your students with special needs.