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 Early Childhood Faith Formation

The Early Childhood Faith Formation Division of the Office of Religious Education was formed to become a resource for parish religious education programs.  Opportunities are provided for catechist and leadership training, as well as enrichment and parish consultation.

Early Childhood Faith Formation is the process by which young children come to know God ~ an “awakening process”.  This awakening has its beginning in Early Childhood and is based on developing the child’s awareness of God using life experiences relevant to the development of the young child, ages 3, 4 and 5.  The child at this young age is able to relate to the care and love of God through self- identity, nature and the love of others.

Our Ministry serves Coordinators of Sunday Preschool formation, catechists, parents and those who love teaching our faith to young children.



 Early Childhood Catechesis Brochure

 Letter to EC Directors & Catechists from Archbishop Gomez

 EC - 2019 Spring Specialization .pdfEarly Childood Faith Formation Specialization - Spring 2019 




 Jan C. Pedroza​
Coordinator for Early Childhood Faith Formation
Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010                                                      
phone  (213) 637 7352
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