Specialization Series

Early Childhood Faith Formation

Child girl praying and reading bible with her mother. Heart in their hands

Our faith formation specialization series is a 20 hour program which helps the catechist to learn what and how to catechize young 3, 4 & 5 year old children. Components of the series include:

  • Philosophy/EC Program Setting
  • Exploring God’s Gift of Feelings & Emotions
  • Behavioral Management/Mindfulness
  • Appreciation: Family, Friends & Community
  • Awareness of Our Senses
  • Storytelling/God Message
  • Children Love Animals!
  • Understanding Grief and the Young Child
  • Seasons and Our Environments
  • Seeds, Easter and New Life
  • Music and Movement Ideas
  • Table and non-Eucharistic Celebrations

Early Childhood Specialization Series Curriculum

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Homework Information

Homework is an option for the Specialization Series for a maximum of three workshops (out of the 20 workshops total) that a person does not attend in its entirety. Homework must be completed by the last session of that particular EC Specialization in order for a Record of Attendance to be received by the participant. Assignment of homework is at the discretion of the Early Childhood Consultant.

To schedule a workshop at your parish or to attend one of our specialization series, please call the Early Childhood consultant at: (213) 637-7359


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