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Mentioned this several times in the past, but she isn't the youngest and I think that a couple of years of RCIA isn't a likely option at this stage.
A validly baptized Christian (redundant statement :)) can be received into the Catholic Church after whatever instruction she needs to feel she understands and accepts what the Church teaches and can give her profession of faith, and of course for the pastor to feel she adequately understands and accepts the Church's teachings. The Rite of Reception of Baptized Christians into the full Communion of the Catholic Church can happen at any Sunday or weekday Mass, or in some circumstances not it Mass, but that wouldn't apply when Mass is available. The intention of the US Bishops is that those Christians seeking to come into the Catholic Church not be delayed unnecessarily. :)
The U.S. Conference of Bishops, National Statues for the Catechumenate states: "Those baptized persons who have lived as Christians and need only instruction in the Catholic tradition and a degree of probation within the Catholic community should not be asked to undergo a full program parallel to the catechumenate" (NSC 31).
Their doctrinal and spiritual preparation for reception into full Catholic communion should be determined according to the individual case, that is, it should depend on the extent to which the baptized person has led a Christian life within a community of faith and been appropriately catechized to deepen his or her inner adherence to the Church" (NSC 30).