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Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Catechesis

Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Catechesis

Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Catechesis

Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Center
1105 W. 15th St. 
Plano, TX 75075 (Map and Directions)

If you catechize preschool or kindergarten children as a parent, Catholic educator, catechist, or leader of a parish, school or Early Care center, this is a must-go-to-workshop!

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas and Our Sunday Visitor are sponsoring two national speakers that are experts in early childhood development and religious education. 

  • Developmental characteristics of preschool children 
  • New research and theory on brain development in the preschool years 
  • Methodologies for promoting healthy learning in the preschool and kindergarten environment
  • Applying best practices to preschool and kindergarten religious education
  • Ways to engage parents as primary catechists in the faith formation of their children
  • Lots of hands-on activities and applications to daily life


Educational Credit

  • Catholic catechists of Dallas will receive credit for the "Grade Level Methods course PreK-Kindergarten" as part of the Continuing Catechetical Formation plan.
  • Educators:  Six hours earned at this workshop can be counted toward the TCCED requirement of eight clock hours of Professional Growth to Strengthen Competence.  This workshop will not fulfill any requirement toward certification for teaching religion in a school.  You will receive your certificate that day if you register online by April 9.



Joseph White, PhD and Ana Arista White, experts in catechesis and methodology for early childhood catechesis and authors of Early Childhood (Our Sunday Visitor: 2004).

Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and CatechesisAgenda

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration. Complimentary light refreshments and networking.  
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome and Opening Prayer
  • 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM - Early Childhood Best Practices.  One hour lunch on-site. 
  • 2:45 PM- 3:00 PM - Closing Prayer and Evaluations


Contact Information

For  any questions, or for more information about the event, please contact:

Natalia “Charo” Lavado, Associate Director for Children’s Ministry
Department of Catechetical Services
(214) 379-2848,



Please note: While the event is free, lunch will be availalble for $6 at the door for those who register.