October 2017 Editor’s Notes

We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s help—times when their lives will zig one way and then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others!

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Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 has launched, and it’s coming to a city near you.

Well, it might be coming to a city near you.

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The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us.

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Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

I’ve been working with preschoolers for a long time now, and honestly I think they are just about my favorite people on earth. When I ask others to join me in my endeavors, I get all kinds of responses. I’ve heard, “They never listen…they never sit still…working with preschoolers is a lot like herding cats.”

If they only knew…

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Preschool Music Strategy 2017-2018

We are SO extremely excited about our new music strategy for First Look and our preschool families. We all know how important music is for preschoolers so we are partnering with you, your leaders, and your families to have an even greater impact!

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Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting September 25th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting September 25th

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
Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 has launched, and it’s coming to a city near you. Well, it might be coming to a city near you. Check here to see dates and locations. At Orange tour, you can hear from amazing leaders in smaller environments than at Orange Conference. You can hear breakouts specifically designed for the phase you lead. Here’s our amazing Director of Preschool Strategy, Brittany Compton Roberston at the preschool breakout during the Atlanta Orange Tour Stop. You can mingle with... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting September 18th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting September 18th

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
Setting the Stage – Zig Zag Zone (October 2017)

Setting the Stage – Zig Zag Zone (October 2017)

We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s help—times when their lives will zig one way and then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others! This month, we’ll learn about the life of David and how even when it zigged and zagged, God was there to help him. Welcome to the Zig Zag Zone!! Does that sound fun or what? Now,... read more
The Importance of Tone

The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us. Mandarin is a tonal language. It is extremely important that you use the correct... 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...

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

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

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

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

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