So I stopped at the front desk on the way out from dropping off the kiddo. I casually threw in "Hey, do the kids say a prayer at meals?" when I saw the director. We had a pretty nice conversation actually.
It turns out, all of the kids do in fact say a prayer at meal times - in all the classes. So it's not her teacher alone. They said that they do not teach any other religious curriculum with the exception of various religious holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. They said there are families which do not want their kids participating in these things - including reciting the Pledge as it contains mention of God. They allow the kids to opt out of anything they want to.
So, while it kind of twerked me (and I told them this), I see that by not allowing her to participate I am forcing my personal beliefs on her just like they would be if they forced her to
participate. It's her decision, and I guess it's time to start teaching her theology so that eventually she can make an informed one at least.
By the way, I did talk to the kiddo about God the other night. The conversation went like this:
Me - "So E, who is God?"
Her - "He's lives at the waterpark." (her school has a waterpark)
Me - "Oh? And what sort of things does God say?"
Her - "He says not to run or jump in the water!"
So perhaps our religious education needs to wait another year or two.