“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.”
To nourish and nurture the early ability of children.
A fundamental role of the family is to raise children who can assume responsibility for both their own spiritual growth and their participation in the advancement of civilization. 'Abdu’l-Bahá states that the mother and father of a child should “as a duty…strive with all effort to train the daughter and the son”...
But the education of children is not only the responsibility of the parents. The community also has an important role to play and the Bahá’í community gives considerable attention to the subject. Indeed, classes, open to all, for the spiritual and moral education of children are typically among the first activities to be pursued by Bahá’ís in a locality and Newmarket is no exception with a vibrant bi-weekly children's class.