The Church has a comprehensive program for teaching children called Primary which was founded in 1878. Its purpose is to teach children the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them learn to live its principles.
The program is for all children between ages 18 months to 11 years and is held for two hours each Sunday while parents participate in their weekly meetings. Currently over one million children attend Primary worldwide.
In April of 2016, Sister Joy D. Jones was called as the general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sister Jean B. Bingham and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon were called to serve with her as first and second counselors. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequenty to help guide and support the children and their local leaders.