Formation Course are offered at three levels in the CGS program. The Foundation Course is the Level I Course which includes CGS’s roots in the Montessori method, the developmental needs and gift of the young child, and setting up an running a CGS environment for children ages 3-6. Level II training covers this above for children ages 6-9. Finally, Level III training is environment where the children range in age 9 to 12.
Each course consists of about 90 hours of training, divided between reading, in class work and observation. These hours are spread over several months – usually one Saturday per month. However, it is not necessary to complete a whole course before beginning CGS in your parish. The amount of material taught in a course covers the full 3-year cycle of the level. Please use one of the links in the course descriptions below for more information about the course, including dates and cost.
For other information about taking a Formation course (including taking “part-time” options), please go to our ‘Course Info and Policies’ page.
Level I Courses: Two Options This Fall
- A monthly, Saturday Level I course will begin in September 29, 2018 Click here for a course brochures for detailed information and registration forms.
Instructor: Carol Godfrey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Parish of the Good Shepherd, Waban (Newton), MA.
Dates: 2018: Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 8
2019: Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 8 (snow day), Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14
- A weekly, Tuesday Level I Course will begin September 11, 2018. Click here for brochure and registration. Click here for a course syllabus.
Instructor: The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock, JLSHOOCK@gmail.com Location: Christ Church, Hamilton/ Wenham, MA
Dates: Sept. 2018: -June 2019
Level II Courses:
No Level II Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact Rev. Joyce Scherer Hoock if you are interested in attending an upcoming class. We will schedule when there is adequate interest. JLSHOOCK@gmail.com
Level III Courses
No Level III Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact Rev. Joyce Scherer Hoock if you are interested in attending an upcoming class. We will schedule when there is adequate interest. JLSHOOCK@gmail.com