Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future. They bear the seeds of the character of future society which is largely shaped by what the adults constituting the community do or fail to do with respect to children. They are a trust no community can neglect with impunity.
— The Universal House of Justice
Recognizing the vital importance of educating children to be moral human beings, Bahá’í training institutes around the world have developed materials to help children acquire spiritual qualities such as honesty, patience and selflessness.
Classes based upon these materials use storytelling, prayer, games, art and song to help children build these qualities. Bahá’í children's classes aim to help children develop their capacity to make sound moral choices and to eventually assume responsibility for their own spiritual development.