I have heard very good things about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. I mentioned my curiosity about it to a fellow homeschooling mom in my area and she said she belonged to a co-op in which one of the moms taught Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. So even though it was past the deadline to register, I went to their planning meeting and signed Cecilia and Felicity up for it. I'm going to be curious and interested to see how it goes. And I bought Sofia Cavalletti's The Religious Potential of the Child though I'm only a few chapters into it.
But it is very hard for me not to think a few years ahead at a time. Our situation is good. For now. But it is anything but permanent. I don't know if we will be living here a year or three years. And, when we do move, I don't know if it will be 100 miles away or 1000 miles away. So, I have no way of knowing if the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be taught wherever we land. (Oh I SO wish it were just a curriculum I could buy or take web courses for!!!) So when I got an email through a local homeschooling grapevine about a class being taught locally, I looked into it.
It isn't cheap and it isn't next door and it won't be easy, but I will be taking the course to receive my certification to be able to teach the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I for children ages 3 - 6. It is 7 hours one Saturday a month in D.C. Needless to say, a nursing Teresa will be coming with me, at least until next Spring. There is one Saturday I know I won't be able to be there and one that might be very difficult to attend but I'm really hoping it will all be worth it.
My first "official" year homeschooling. Now with 4 children ages 5 and under. And I go back to school. Brave or insane? :::sigh::: Well, here we go.