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.
For further information, you may contact the The Guild.
Level I Courses:
Assuming life will get back to normal from the Covid-19 pandemic, a new Level I Formation course is scheduled to begin in September 2020. Each of the Saturday sessions will run from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The course will be held at at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 North Main Street, Randolph, MA. It will be led by Formation Leader, Carol Godfrey.
2020 – Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12
2021 – Jan 23, Feb 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 12, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11
Click here for further details about the course, and how to register.
Level II Courses:
No Level II Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact the Guild if you are interested in attending an upcoming course.
Level III Courses
No Level III Formation course is scheduled at this time. Contact the Guild if you are interested in attending an upcoming course.