April 2017 Editor’s Notes

Happy Easter! It’s time to celebrate that Jesus is alive! He went away, but He came back! Yay, Jesus!

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Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage.

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The 5 Reasons Why I Attend The Orange Conference

It’s a non-negotiable for me. I have to attend The Orange Conference every year. I put it on the calendar and excitedly await its arrival. Anyone who works with the next generation needs to experienceThe Orange Conference.

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Reactivating Small Group Leaders to Lead Small

The start of the year is a great time to reactive not only yourself but your small group leaders. Reminding your entire preschool team of the value of leading small and how that’s possible in the context of your preschool environments will help to ensure you’re all on the same page as you invest in the lives of preschoolers.

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#OC17 Breakouts Now Available

It’s time! It’s time!

Orange Conference breakouts are now available. Jump on over The Orange Conference website and click around.

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Social Media Plan for Connecting with Parents Starting April 3rd

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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
The Easter Story

The Easter Story

Easter is a big story for little hearts. That’s one of the reasons I wrote The Easter Story, just for toddlers and preschoolers. I wanted parents and churches to have an age appropriate first step for sharing the story we hope will last way beyond egg hunts and frilly dresses. The years go by quickly and we want parents to be able to look back and be thankful they focused on what matters most. I shared on the Parent Cue Blog how my son’s Easter basket reminded me how important it is that we... read more
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage. If the lights didn’t come on, or the microphones didn’t work, or the special effects... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting March 27th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting March 27th

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
The 5 Reasons Why I Attend The Orange Conference

The 5 Reasons Why I Attend The Orange Conference

It’s a non-negotiable for me. I have to attend The Orange Conference every year. I put it on the calendar and excitedly await its arrival. Anyone who works with the next generation needs to experienceThe Orange Conference. Once you do, you’ll understand why I have to keep coming back year after year. Here’s the five reasons I attend Orange Conference every year. 1. There’s incredible worship and teaching. If you’re like me, being able to attend your church’s worship service can feel like... read more

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

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

First Look BlogFirst Look Blog

My First Look Blog is the "author" of our social media plan and currently the host to our g...

Barbara GravesBarbara Graves

Barbara is a highly caffeinated lover of God, kids, coffee and laughing. She and her husb...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

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

Kathy WhiteKathy White

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

Karen AppleKaren Apple

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

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

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

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

Brittany Compton Robertson is the Director of Preschool Strategy at Orange and lives outsid...

Sue MillerSue Miller

Sue is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the bes...

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