In my Other Life™, I work in public education. In public education, parents want to maximize one-on-one instructional time with children, pushing for smaller classrooms and even one-on-one individualized homeschooling.
In church education ministries, the first thing parents look for is a large children’s ministry, with lots and lots of children all in one or three classrooms. If the church doesn’t have that, the parents often leave, looking for somewhere that does.
Makes you wonder, huh?