November 2018 Editor’s Notes

The Happy Helpers Club is back, and we want everyone to join! In the past, we’ve talked about all the ways we can help. This time, we want to look at helping from a different angle and focus more on being thankful for the many people who help us. We’re asking, “Who helps me, and how can I show them I am thankful for them?”

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 Curriculum: What’s New in August 2018?

Hello First Look Friends!

It’s time for us to start a new year! Yes, can you believe it?
In August 2018, First Look will begin its 15th year of publication!
Wow!

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.

2018-2019 Scope and Cycle

Hello First Look Friends!
We are so excited to reveal our 2018-2019 Scope and Cycle.

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

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Deb SpringerDeb Springer

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EmilyEmily

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

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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