Early Bird Rate: $350 with cost of two or more from same atrium, $325 each.
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.
Childcare: We are willing to try to arrange childcare for children ages 0-3 if needed. Email Catherine at email@example.com.
Virginia Theological Seminary has 9 rooms set aside for us from Sunday to Friday. The cost is $103/night. No food service available during the summer. Contact Jeffri Harre with questions or to make a reservation. 703-461-1855
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