11.7 Adapting the Primary Organization to Local Needs
In a ward with many children in an age-group, Primary leaders may organize multiple classes for those children. This adaptation may be especially helpful in wards that have many nursery-age children.
In a ward with few children, Primary leaders may combine two or more age-groups into one class.
In a small ward or branch, the members of the Primary presidency may be the only Primary leaders and teachers. In a very small unit, the Primary president may be the only Primary leader and teacher. In this case, she conducts sharing time and teaches a class for all the children. When possible, more leaders and teachers should be called in the following order:
In a very small branch that does not have a Primary president, the Relief Society president can help parents organize instruction for their children until a Primary president is called.
In a small stake or district, the Primary president may be the only stake or district Primary leader. When possible, other leaders should be called in the following order:
For general information about adapting to local needs, see chapter 17.