"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matthew 19:14). With those words--and His subsequent actions--the Lord Jesus elevated early childhood to a position of respect and importance. Those who are concerned about the educational ministry of the church must not develop the attitude of the disciples; namely, that ministry is only for adults. A church that wants to be New Testament in every sense of the word must care about and provide for even the youngest individuals who come through its doors.
-Excerpt from Infants and Preschoolers, by Valerie Wilson out of the book, Christian Education: Foundations for the Future (1991), pages 221-222