Level I catechist formation is for adults seeking to serve children who are three to six years old. It is a method that has been tested, used in countries throughout the world for almost 70 years, and serves a variety of Christian denominations.
We enter into our time with children trusting that God is already in relationship with each child. Children naturally respond and draw near to God. This relationship between God and the child is respected and nourished by the adults in the atrium through prayer, a carefully prepared environment of self-teaching materials, and Scripture that is developmentally appropriate for the child's cognitive and spiritual needs. Themes are offered in a way that allow the development of the religious potential present in every child- the capacity to love and be loved by God.