• Grace and Courtesy
    • Grace and Courtesy
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    • Grace and Courtesy

    • $14.00
    • The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace "classroom management" help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children. Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with…
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    The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace “classroom management” help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children.

    Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with paintings of 16 lessons for Grace and Courtesy. Each page is a painting with a simple sentence that you can use to demonstrate a lesson to children, or reinforce by setting a particular page on a shelf at the children’s eye-level.

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  • Easter Appeal
    • Easter Appeal
    • Easter Appeal

    • Peace and blessings this Easter Season This has been a transformational year, welcoming people to the Zoom "table" of CCTheo for courses and conversations and Weaving Our Gifts in October 2021. We are investing in both the technology and changes of heart - anti-racist work - to better serve all the communities of our churches. We need to raise $7,000 this…
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    Peace and blessings this Easter Season

    This has been a transformational year, welcoming people to the Zoom “table” of CCTheo for courses and conversations and Weaving Our Gifts in October 2021. We are investing in both the technology and changes of heart – anti-racist work – to better serve all the communities of our churches.

    We need to raise $7,000 this Easter season to continue our ministry. Please contribute what you can to help us welcome more people to the table.

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    • Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives. If you're…
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    Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives.

    If you’re interested in a recurring donation you can visit the monthly donation option below.

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  • Life in the Sheepfold DVD: A Parent’s Introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
    $20.00

    In this video, Catherine Maresca, director of the Center for Children and Theology, leads an intimate conversation with parents, sharing with them the rich spiritual life of their children, and how that life is nurtured in the atrium.

    The video includes the presentation of the parable of the Good Shepherd, discussions of the use of materials in CGS, the work of the 3-6 year old children, the role of parents in Christian formation, and the work of the 6-12 year old children.

    This one hour video is the perfect introduction to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, either for a parent education session or for those who’d love to learn more about the spiritual life of children.

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  • Sing with Joy: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Three to Six Years
    $40.00

    A book and CD set of 39 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium. The CD is recorded by the children’s choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN.

    Music has a very important place in the prayer of children and life in the CGS atrium. To encourage the use of good music and lyrics, Treehaus Communications, musicians in Nashville, and catechist/formation leader Catherine Maresca created Sing With Joy and Songs of Love, two books with a CD of age- and theme-appropriate music for the atrium.

    The books were created to provide legal access to the lyrics, music notation, notes and recordings of music for catechists, respecting the rights of the composers, writers, artists and publishers who created and brought this music to the public. This or any other music should not be reproduced without permission.

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  • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two

    • $155.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were…
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    $155.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium.

    Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child’s reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

    Buy Scripture Booklets Sets I and II together and save $30. This new edition matches the materials of the Level I and II atriums, plus the parables of Level III. Smaller size, laminated covers, new calligraphy and art work, and a Spanish translation in the back make this affordable new edition more attractive and usable than ever.

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  • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)

    • $110.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we've included: all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One a cover that is more resistant to the effects…
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    $110.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we’ve included:

    • all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One
    • a cover that is more resistant to the effects of children’s hands
    • updated edits based on changes by CGS, inclusive language, and ease of reading
    • a Spanish translation on the last page, prepared by Jodi-beth McCain.
    • a smaller size (5.5″ x 6.5″) to fit on the shelf and in the children’s hands more comfortably
    • a simple drawing on each cover so the children can easily identify the text within

    Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child’s reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

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    “I received the new Little scripture booklets today. Just wanted you to know that they are lovely.”

    –Lynn Robinson, catechist

    “These are really nice scripture booklets!”

    –A six-year-old boy, upon using them for the first time

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  • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches

    • $14.00
    • I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some "Did you Know?" boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for…
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    I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some “Did you Know?” boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for parents (or beloved adults) and children preparing for Eucharist between ages 6-9 to enjoy together.

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  • Parenting: A Sacred Path
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    • Parenting: A Sacred Path

    • $6.00
    • Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a…
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    Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a week of quotes for reflection and prayer. The gift of this simple book is in the self-understanding, acceptance and growth as parents nurtured week by week. It’s perfect as a gift to parents, or as a tool to lead reflection groups.

    Here’s a note we received from one grateful reader:

    “I wanted you to know that not only did I enjoy spending the six weeks of Lent with you on the sacred path of parenting, but also that that time has brought fresh air and energy and joy to my relationship with my 14-year-old son. Three weeks into [your booklet], my son and I had a breakthrough. I’ll spare you the details—what he wanted, what I didn’t—except to say that in the end we actually listened to each other and negotiated a compromise that helped us both see the other’s point of view. Each of us was pleased we could—and did!—do something other than insist on our own way. So, we are celebrating new fruit that will multiply 100 fold, I’m sure.”

    -Gayle

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  • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti
    • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti
    • Way of Holy Joy: Selected Writings of Sofia Cavalletti

    • $15.00
    • Way of Holy Joy, a compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, focuses on the spiritual life of the child. With the exception of one, these have not previously been published in English. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in…
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    Way of Holy Joy, a compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, focuses on the spiritual life of the child. With the exception of one, these have not previously been published in English. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in the relationship between God and the Child.

    The essays included in this volume, published shortly after her death in August 2011, also reflect her involvement with the wider church community, including her work on the relationship between the Catholic and Jewish faiths. Those interested in children’s spirituality will find these essays a source of inspiration and insight. Perhaps more importantly, all who seek to live out their baptismal calling as Christians will benefit from meditating on these reflections. One of the most important, though perhaps unintended, effects of Cavalletti’s work has been its impact on adults. By focusing on what is most essential, what is at the heart of faith—a relationship with a Person—many have discovered for themselves this “way of holy joy.”

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  • Who Do You Say That I Am?
    • Who Do You Say That I Am?
    • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    • $25.00
    • 24 Ethiopian inspired prayer cards from  the life, miracles, parables, and I AM proclamations of Jesus. Art and text by Robin Joyce Miller. Appropriate for use with children ages 3 and up. Title, scripture citation, and a sentence about the icon depiction is on the back in a font and size friendly for young readers.
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    24 Ethiopian inspired prayer cards from  the life, miracles, parables, and I AM proclamations of Jesus. Art and text by Robin Joyce Miller.

    Appropriate for use with children ages 3 and up. Title, scripture citation, and a sentence about the icon depiction is on the back in a font and size friendly for young readers.

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  • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith

    • $15.00
    • This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti's materials, children's art work on these themes, and the words…
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    $15.00

    This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti’s materials, children’s art work on these themes, and the words of the prayer itself.

    Set of 3 color prints.

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  • Celtic Twists Mandalynth
    • Celtic Twists Mandalynth
    • Celtic Twists Mandalynth

    • $20.00
    • A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus. Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant. In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating. Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus -…
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    $20.00

    A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.

    Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

    In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

    Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)

    “Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)

    “Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)

    “Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)

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  • Celtic Trinity Mandalynth
    • Celtic Trinity Mandalynth
    • Celtic Trinity Mandalynth

    • $20.00
    • A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus. Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant. In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating. Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus -…
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    $20.00

    A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.

    Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

    In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

    Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)

    “Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)

    “Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)

    “Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)

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  • Celtic Lotus Mandalynth
    • Celtic Lotus Mandalynth
    • Celtic Lotus Mandalynth

    • $20.00
    • A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus. Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant. In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating. Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus -…
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    $20.00

    A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.

    Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

    In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

    Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)

    “Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)

    “Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)

    “Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)

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  • Celtic Star of David Mandalynth
    • Celtic Star of David Mandalynth
    • Celtic Star of David Mandalynth

    • $20.00
    • A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus. Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant. In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating. Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus -…
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    $20.00

    A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.

    Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

    In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

    Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)

    “Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)

    “Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)

    “Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)

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  • World Religions – Explanation Cards
    • World Religions – Explanation Cards
    • World Religions – Explanation Cards

    • $35.00
    • Children  ages 9-12 and up have an intense interest in the religions of the world. These cards can provide some answers while allowing the child to explore the signs and symbols of up to 7 different religions. The religions included are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism.
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    $35.00

    Children  ages 9-12 and up have an intense interest in the religions of the world. These cards can provide some answers while allowing the child to explore the signs and symbols of up to 7 different religions. The religions included are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Taoism.

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  • Celtic Cross Mandalynth
    • Celtic Cross Mandalynth
    • Celtic Cross Mandalynth

    • $20.00
    • A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus. Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant. In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating. Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus -…
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    $20.00

    A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.

    Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.

    In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.

    Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)

    “Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)

    “Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)

    “Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)

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  • CGS Essentials
    • CGS Essentials
    • CGS Essentials

    • $700.00
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  Essentials for the 3-6 Atrium is designed to attune participants to the religious life of the 3-6-year-old child and to provide the  specific methods and materials to foster that life. Online sessions include prayer, presentations of materials, background information, discussion of album pages. Practicum will be provided locally (for Washington DC area catechists) when safe,…
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    $700.00

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  Essentials for the 3-6 Atrium is designed to attune participants to the religious life of the 3-6-year-old child and to provide the  specific methods and materials to foster that life. Online sessions include prayer, presentations of materials, background information, discussion of album pages. Practicum will be provided locally (for Washington DC area catechists) when safe, and catechists from around the country will be encouraged to work and practice in accessible atriums near them. Read more about CGS courses at CCTheo, and the goal of these courses.

    We have decided  to offer CGS Essentials for the 3-6  Atrium in a hybrid format for  those of you  who need to continue to  prepare a  new atrium,  bring new catechists into your program, review course material, complete unfinished training  courses, or familiarize  pastors, DREs and parents with CGS. When safe, we will provide DC area catechists opportunities to practice  with materials in the atrium, and encourage those of you further away to do so with  an experienced catechist or formation leader near your home. Participants must have access to a complete Level 1 atrium to practice with the materials introduced during the course.

    While a Level I course that is not meeting in an atrium will not be certified by  CGSUSA, you will receive a letter acknowledging your attendance and the content of CGS Essentials; and we encourage you to complete  CGSUSA certificate requirements when possible. Local participants and those able to come to Alexandria, VA will be welcome to attend future course sessions in the atrium at no additional cost.

    All CCTheo course sessions are permanently available to participants to make up or review course content and course leaders provide ongoing support and clarification via email. 

    To pay the full price of $700 now, add this course to your cart. To pay only the $400 registration fee, click REGISTRATION FEE ONLY and add to your cart.

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  • Parent Toddler Course
    • Parent Toddler Course
    • Parent Toddler Course

    • $425.00
    • This ten day online course will prepare catechists who have completed a CGS Level I 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 over ten years and offered the…
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    $425.00

    This ten day online course will prepare catechists who have completed a CGS Level I 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 over ten years and offered the first US Parent 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 be presented from Davette’s beautiful toddler environment at All Saints.

    To pay the full price now, add this course to your cart. To pay only the $200 registration fee, click REGISTRATION FEE ONLY and add to your cart. Balance of $225 due July 1, 2021.

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    • At Home in the Montessori Children’s House Vol. 2

    • $40.00
    • Classroom Lessons, Routines and Celebrations Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors. In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered…
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    $40.00

    Classroom Lessons, Routines and Celebrations

    Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors.

    In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom.

    She covers all the essentials for the optimal beginning of a school year, following with effective strategies for classroom management throughout the year. Her many years of experience give new inspiration to Montessori’s procedures for nurturing each child in self-discipline, courtesy, responsibility, and learning.

    For catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Flewelling-Pinchen’s wisdom can serve as a valuable tool in staying grounded in the Montessori method.

    This volume has an excellent guide to practical life – choosing and assembling materials, selecting a task, and presenting the material.

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    • At Home in the Montessori Children’s House Vol. 1

    • $40.00
    • Establishing a Child-Centered Community Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors. In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom.…
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    $40.00

    Establishing a Child-Centered Community

    Putting Montessori theory into practice in the classroom, even after excellent training and preparation, can be a daunting task, particularly for those of us without good Montessori mentors.

    In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom.

    She covers all the essentials for the optimal beginning of a school year, following with effective strategies for classroom management throughout the year. Her many years of experience give new inspiration to Montessori’s procedures for nurturing each child in self-discipline, courtesy, responsibility, and learning.

    For catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Flewelling-Pinchen’s wisdom can serve as a valuable tool in staying grounded in the Montessori method.

    Topics explored include Preparing the Environment, Orientation, Normalization, Classroom Management, and Discipline.

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  • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine

    • $15.00
    • The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their "blank page", ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, "Remain in my love." A great…
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    $15.00

    The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their “blank page”, ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, “Remain in my love.” A great gift for catechists and children. Written by Joan Bennett.

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  • Music Sampler
    • Music Sampler
    • Music Sampler

    • $0.00
    • This free PDF includes: Two songs from Sing With Joy and two from Songs of Love. All of these songs are in the public domain and you can feel free to distribute them to your course participants. Sheet Music for the popular atrium song May the Long Time Sun. This song is in the public domain, and you can feel free to distribute it…
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    This free PDF includes:

    • Two songs from Sing With Joy and two from Songs of Love. All of these songs are in the public domain and you can feel free to distribute them to your course participants.
    • Sheet Music for the popular atrium song May the Long Time Sun. This song is in the public domain, and you can feel free to distribute it to your course participants.
    • Sheet music for the song This Tiny Seed, written by Jodi-beth McCain, catechist and DRE of Christian Family Montessori School, for the children of her atrium.
    • Contact information to request permission to reproduce any pages from Sing With Joy or Songs of Love for one time use: treehaus@treehaus1.com

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