After worshipping during sacrament meeting each Sunday in her LDS ward, Danielle Spangler heads for her classroom.
There, she finds 20 or more toddlers running around, playing with toys, begging for food and/or crying for Mom. Spangler and three other adults begin to play dolls, choo-choo train and other games with the kids to keep them calm until it’s time for the singing, lesson and snacks.
They are nursery leaders who are serving in the North Lake 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a newly developed area on the north end of Utah Lake in Lehi, Utah. And there are two other nurseries just like this in the same ward.