Our Common Understandings

To offer a prepared space where children’s wonder, wisdom and dignity can be nourished.

Ofrecer un espacio apropiado en donde el asombro, la sabiduría y la dignidad de los niños pueda ser alimentada.

This is a space where children ages three to 12 from various faith traditions and life experiences gather two hours a week to reflect on their relationship with God.

Este es un espacio donde los niños de tres a 12 años de varias tradiciones de fe y experiencias de vida se reúnen dos horas a la semana para reflexionar sobre su relación con el Señor.

“…the loving, compassionate, welcoming volunteers make us feel connected to something larger, a movement of peace and love in the midst of hostile and divisive times.
It has become an anchor for all of us.” –CWC parent

Donations and Contact Us

We believe the seed of this work has more to do with God’s Spirit than we might ever know. So far, we are also sustained by volunteers and generous contributions for our use of space, insurance and material preparations for the children. Because we are removing barriers, we do not charge tuition. Please consider donating today.

We believe the seed of this work mysteriously draws families, children and potential volunteers deeper into their own relationship with God and their own pondering of this world. Please contact us for more information about family enrollment, volunteer participation or any questions we can ponder together.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are all different, with diverse lives, styles and backgrounds but what is consistent is that all of them are dedicated to serving the relationship of the child and God.


The Children’s Wisdom Center (CWC) opened its doors in the fall of 2021. This could not have happened without the generosity of Pastor Shalom Agtarap and the community of First United Methodist Church of Tacoma which has honored CWC’s intentional lack of affiliation with any one particular Christian tradition. Our immediate history involves years of prayer and discernment along with roots deeply planted in the soil of the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Association is part of a lineage that extends back to 1950’s Italy and the work of Theologian Sofia Cavalletti and Montessorian Gianna Gobbi.

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