December 2018 Editor’s Notes

Happy birthday, Jesus! Yes, we know that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday, but do your preschoolers know? It will be a new idea to some of them. We have the best jobs in the world because we get to share with preschoolers for the first time that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday!

Christmas 2018 :: Happy Birthday Jesus Party Bag

We’re having a Birthday Bash this year in First Look, and we want to send the party home!

Christmas 2018 :: Curriculum Extras

When you download your December materials, you will see a file marked “Christmas Extras.” In the Premium Tier, it’s in the Groups folder right under Large Group. In the Starter Tier, it’s in Week One right under Home.

The Honor of that First Look

I will never forget May 17, 1989 at 9:34 P.M. That is when I got my first look at my first born baby boy. A video plays in my mind of my husband bringing him to me all wrapped in a warm blanket with his big blue eyes darting around at all the lights in the delivery room. That moment was surreal. That moment was sacred.

First Look Weekday

We are so excited to announce the addition of a Weekday Curriculum for our preschool leaders, teachers and friends! In fact, we have not one, but two amazing components to share with you.

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

EmilyEmily

Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

Kelly is a preschool director turned family director who’s currently serving at Grace ...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

Karen Apple is a former children’s minister who started two weekday preschools in Charlo...

Sue MillerSue Miller

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