Episcopal Children's Curriculum (ECC) is a thematic Sunday school curriculum tied to the seasons of the church year. It was developed by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching under the direction of the Rev. Locke E. Bowman, Jr. and Amelia J. Dyer, Ph.D. Although no longer in print, ECC curriculum materials are available for FREE download here on our website. Use the navigation below to find the documents you need.
Age Groups: ECC is available for three age groups: Preschool/Kindergarten, Primary (grades 1–3), and Intermediate (grades 4–6).
Scope and Sequence: ECC divides each school year into four units.
||Time of Year
||Late Pentecost (Sept - Nov)
||Advent - Epiphany (Dec - Jan)
||Lent & Easter (Feb - Mar)
||Spring & Pentecost (Apr - May)
For each age group, the ECC provides three years of material. A child or class may start in any one of the three years. In other words, the Shell, Chalice and Cross years may be used in any order.
Shell Year: Four units, special focus on Baptism
Chalice Year: Four units, special focus on Eucharist
Cross Year: Four units, special focus on Worship