EDUCATORS’ EFFORTS IN IMPLANTING RELIGIOUS VALUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AT PPT MELATI MENANGGAL SURABAYA
This research is a type of field research with a qualitative descriptive approach. This study aims to describe the religious values implanted in early childhood at PPT Melati Menanggal Surabaya, the educators’ efforts in implanting religious values in early childhood in PPT Melati Menanggal Surabaya, as well as supporting and inhibiting factors in implanting religious values in PPT Melati Menanggal Surabaya. This research attempts to look deeply and explain the educators’ efforts in implanting religious values in PPT Melati Kelurahan Menanggal Surabaya. Data collection techniques are carried out by observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation. Data analysis was carried out in three stages, namely data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing /verification. The results of this study are that the religious values implanted in early childhood at PPT Melati Menanggal Surabaya include the values of aqidah, syari'ah, and akhlak. The educators’ efforts in implanting religious values in early childhood at PPT Melati Menanggal Surabaya is carried out in various ways including play, story, exemplary, habituation, demonstration, and question and answer activities. Supporting factors in the cultivation of religious values include educators having the ability to convey Islamic teachings, students can imitate movements in ablution and prayer even though they are not organized, and have Islamic books as a support. While the inhibiting factors are students who are easily unfocused, the limited number of educators that causes the class to be less conducive, and differences in the family background in religious understanding.