Saturday, October 19th ● 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ● Gray Center, Canton, MS
Experience and learn about the theology and pedagogy behind each and find out what it takes to implement these methods of formation.
What is Godly Play?
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.
What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?
We believe that God and the child have a unique relationship with one another, particularly before the age of six; that growth of this relationship should be assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God; that children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship; and that the child’s spiritual growth is best served through tangible but indirect means.
This does not fulfill training needed to begin either program.