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This five day course will prepare catechists who have completed a 3-6 course to adapt the methodology and content of the 3-6 atrium for toddlers and their parents. Course Leader Davette Himes has been offering a two-hour session for toddlers and parents at All Saints Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA for several years and offered the first US toddler course in July, 2016. Join her to discover how the Toddler Atrium and parent education can be a powerful ministry to families in parishes, as well as evangelization and outreach. The course will concentrate on the spiritual life of the young child, supporting their growth and development and fostering independence through purposeful work, helping parents and parish to live out the baptismal covenant, incorporating CGS in the home, living the church year, and creating a toddler atrium. The course will meet in Davette's beautiful toddler environment at All Saints.
Course size: a minimum of 10 are required to run the course. Course limit is 20.
Prerequisites: Level I Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Discount for two or more from the same atrium, $350 each.
Do you need financial aid to attend this course? Contact Catherine Maresca
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, http://www.sharonchapel.org
Certificate: There is not an official set of materials to serve toddlers in an atrium so the certificate for this course is from CCTheo, and is not a CGSUSA course.
Near King Street Metro--one stop away on Yellow Line. Good if flying into National and do not want to rent a car.
Near Whole Foods, easy walk to King Street and shops
Near Eisenhower Metro, Movie theater, restaurants
Shuttle to King Street or Eisenhower Metro
Eisenhower Metro, Theater, shops, restaurants
Richmond Highway, shuttle to Huntington Metro, relatively new property.
Eisenhower Ave 10 minutes
HIlton Garden Inn Shirlington
Most of the essential themes and materials offered in the 3-6 atrium are also present in the 6-9 atrium, but are used with older children with some additional points of discussion and new ways to work with the material. This workshop will introduce participants to the characteristics of the 6-9 year old child and explore their implications for use with older children. Offered in the summer or fall when a group requests it.
CCTheo Collaboratives for your region:
Our Collaboratives gather a group of catechists who would like to work together on the announced topic. A small group of leaders facilitate the work of the group and serve as resources on the announced topic. The Collaborative lasts for several days, and includes time to work together and alone on goals related to the topic set by each participant.
Schedule your Collaborative today. Contact Catherine Maresca at the Center for Children and Theology.
In 2013 we explored the topic of Parent Education, to strengthen your program as you help your parents begin to understand the work of their children in the atrium. Here’s one participant’s reflection on the CCTheo Collaborative:
Share - Renew - Network
Worship - Learn - Enjoy