When do children typically start CCD class? When is it "required" to make sure they are on track for 1st Communion etc.
Our parish has a great schedule for CCD classes, including classes on Sundays (which is great for us working moms). They also have a Kindergarten class but only on Monday afternoon (though still doable).
DS Zayden will start Kindergarten next year at his school (private but not Catholic). His birthday is not until November though so he will be young. His school allows him to start K as long as his bday is before December while most other schools here have a Sept cut off. Soooo, he will be younger than other kids in the CCD class if I let him start next year.
I am kind of torn, while I think it would be great for him to start some formal Catholic training, I am not sure how he will do. I obviously won't have to make a decision for a bit so we can wait and evaluate him as it gets closer. I don't want to NOT start him though if by 1st grade he will be behind in the curriculum.
Is CCD for K more optional or do many kids start at that age.