Early Childhood Faith Formation

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ORE Faith Formation

The Early Childhood Faith Formation Division of the Office of Religious Education was formed to become a resource for parish religious education programs. Opportunities are provided for catechist and leadership training, as well as enrichment and parish consultation.

Early Childhood Faith Formation is the process by which young children come to know God ~ an “awakening process”. This awakening has its beginning in Early Childhood and is based on developing the child’s awareness of God using life experiences relevant to the development of the young child, ages 3, 4 and 5. The child at this young age is able to relate to the care and love of God through self- identity, nature and the love of others.

Our Ministry serves Coordinators of Sunday Preschool formation, catechists, parents and those who love teaching our faith to young children.

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Maria Acosta
Administrative Secretary
Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA. 90010
(213) 637-7359

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Early Childhood Advisory Board

The Early Childhood Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes that one of the essential parts of building a solid faith foundation in young children is to introduce the child to “pray and play” experiences that allow them to live and grow up with positive images of God and the church family.

Our Mission is to continue to spread the message of God’s infinite love to young children by sharing the wonder and beauty of God’s wonderful world.  The Board strives to serve the needs of the parish communities of the Archdiocese, by offering catechists and parish leaders hands-on training in the development and implementation of age-appropriate programs for children ages 3, 4 and 5.



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