July 2017 Editor's Notes

Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.

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FAQ’s on Small Groups with Preschoolers

During our First Look Interactive at #OC17, we had several questions that we hear frequently from our partners about implementing small groups with preschoolers. We hope these FAQ’s will be helpful as you “lead small.”

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Looking Back at Easter Sunday

I tell my leaders all the time – even though we are on the preschool hall, we a part of what happens in “big church.” Easter Sunday was a great example of that statement.

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First Look :: Seven Segments

There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the world, and now, Seven Segments of First Look!

First Look curriculum is getting smarter, kinder, and louder by taking on a new structure.

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Curriculum Changes: August 2017

Every year, we approach the beginning of the school year as a time to improve. We look at all that we offer you, our partners and try to improve. This year is no different, and we’re excited about the changes you will see that make our curriculum smarter, kinder, louder.

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FAQ’s on Small Groups with Preschoolers

FAQ’s on Small Groups with Preschoolers

During our First Look Interactive at #OC17, we had several questions that we hear frequently from our partners about implementing small groups with preschoolers. We hope these FAQ’s will be helpful as you “lead small.” In the book “Just a Phase,” the word embrace is used to best identify what preschoolers need at this stage. They need to feel safe and loved. Consistent leaders and established routines will contribute to your little ones feeling “embraced” while they are in your... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 24th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 24th

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
Looking Back at Easter Sunday

Looking Back at Easter Sunday

I tell my leaders all the time – even though we are on the preschool hall, we a part of what happens in “big church.” Easter Sunday was a great example of that statement. We all know that Easter is one of our biggest Sundays in ministry. We expect lots of visitors and therefore more than a few tears as we wrestle with separation anxiety. I happened to be in the twos room when a visiting family dropped off their two-year-old son. He began to cry, and I assured the family that I would call them... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 17th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 17th

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 July 10th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting July 10th

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

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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...

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...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

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

Sue MillerSue Miller

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

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