The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious education which honors the “spiritual potential” of the child. Developed by, Biblical scholar Sofia Cavalletti this method follows the belief that even the very youngest child has a religious life.
Based on Scripture, Liturgy and the understanding of child development pioneered by Maria Montessori, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (website) offers the essentials of the Christian Faith in a way that engages and delights children.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is divided into three levels that correspond to the Montessori planes of development. Throughout all three levels, the child encounters the essentials of the Faith. All three levels include presentations on the Sacraments, the Bible, Geography, Infancy and Passion Narratives, Prophecies, and Parables in a manner that is developmentally appropriate. The presentations increase in detail and sophistication as the child matures. Our Level I atrium is in its’ second year and serving children from Nursery to Kindergarten.
Please contact our Assistant for Children’s Formation, Micki Hill, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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