March 2017 Editor’s Notes

This month, we’re working to build into kids a love for others. Imagine with me, for a moment, a world filled with men and women who love others the way Jesus loves us. That’s what we want for our preschoolers.

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Maximize Your Sunday

It’s here! Sunday is finally here! The day you have been working towards all week long. The crafts are prepped. The snacks are stocked. The toys are clean. Every volunteer is scheduled. Now what?

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Safety

A few weeks ago, a new family visited our church with their toddler. I just happened to be helping in the toddler room and had to physically peel his arms from around his mom’s neck. I could see the anguish in mom’s eyes as she handed her little treasure over to me.

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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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Maximize Your Sunday

Maximize Your Sunday

It’s here! Sunday is finally here! The day you have been working towards all week long. The crafts are prepped. The snacks are stocked. The toys are clean. Every volunteer is scheduled. Now what? It’s time to make the most out of your morning! It is so very critical for you as a preschool ministry leader to be intentional with the precious time you get on a Sunday morning. Since you have prepped every detail and prepared your small group leaders, your job changes now. Now is the time to touch... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting February 27th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting February 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
Safety

Safety

A few weeks ago, a new family visited our church with their toddler. I just happened to be helping in the toddler room and had to physically peel his arms from around his mom’s neck. I could see the anguish in mom’s eyes as she handed her little treasure over to me. He cried for a few minutes and then wrapped his arms around me and buried his sweet head into my shoulder. He stayed that way the entire hour. No crying, but definitely still and not sure about what was going on. The next Sunday I... read more
#OC17 Breakouts Now Available

#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. We are excited to have several new speakers in the preschool track this year including Brittany Compton, Kelly Stockdale, Jess Bealer, Sherry Surratt, and Allison Leamon. We are also bringing back the First Look Interactive on Wednesday afternoon. Come hear all about the First Look curriculum from the First Look team themselves. We’re so excited to... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting Feb. 20th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting Feb. 20th

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...

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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