December 2016 Editor's Notes

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I just love December! The sights, the sounds, the smells (my favorite)—all these things fill the days as we count down to the MOST important day of December, the day we celebrate Jesus.

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Preschoolers Are Too Young To Serve – Really?

Preschoolers are too young to serve! At least, that is a common thought. If you do a Google search to find ministries in your area where you can take a preschooler to serve….chances are, you won’t find any.

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Partnering with Parents Through Special Occasions

Celebration – just saying the word conjures up images of brightly colored balloons, ribbons, confetti, and delectable sweets. Who doesn’t love a fun celebration?! I know I certainly do!

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Merry Christmas from First Look

Remember the little treat we gave you last week?

Do you remember the hint that there was more to come?

Well, today is the day!

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February 2017 Editor’s Notes

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Preschoolers Are Too Young To Serve – Really?

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Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting December 5th

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Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting November 28th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting November 28th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
A Christmas How-To for Your Preschool Families

A Christmas How-To for Your Preschool Families

As fall settles in, naturally we begin to look forward and ask, “What’s next?” Whether you’re a church leader or parent, the children you impact are about to experience their first, second, fourth … thirteenth Christmas. What do you want them to know this season? How can you teach (and remind them of) the true meaning of this exciting, gift-filled, twinkly lighted Christmas? HELP PARENTS TELL THE STORY AT HOME Written just for preschoolers and toddlers, The Christmas Story presents the story... read more

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