On Saturday, April 28th, the Archdiocese of the Western United States met to discuss the progress made on the kindergarten curriculum. Patricia Allaf, the local representative, conducted the meeting held at Saint George’s Church in San Fernando, CA.
With approximately 30 people present, including His Eminence Eugene Kaplan and several other clergy members, Mrs. Allaf introduced the first four completed units that make up the first half of the grade level. Additionally, the clergy and teachers in attendance were provided with a few excerpts of the teachers’ manual to accompany lessons to be tested on students. Surveys were also given to teachers to evaluate the efficacy of the workbook and manual based on the experimental lesson.
This is the first time such a significant portion of the curriculum has been released to the West Coast. The demonstration has been received very favorably. Educators and clergy alike are very excited for the official completion of the kindergarten grade level. According to Mrs. Allaf, “The meeting went very well. A very positive response for the lessons. They liked the illustrations, images and format. I got a good response from the clergy as well.”
The East Coast will also take part in testing the lessons. Everyone across the United States is very excited and eagerly awaits the new curriculum.