A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE RCIC PROCESS, THE RITE OF ELECTION & CALL TO CONTINUING CONVERSION
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, or RCIC, is intended for children, not baptized as infants or who are baptized but have not received any formal catechesis, who have attained the use of reason (age 7 +) and are of catechetical age.
They seek Christian initiation either at the direction of their parents or guardians or, with parental permissions, on their own initiative. Such children are capable of receiving and nurturing a personal faith and of recognizing an obligation in conscience. But they cannot yet be treated as adults because, at this stage of their lives, they are dependent on their parents or guardians and are still strongly influenced by their companions and their social surroundings.
Adapted from stpaulscatholic.org