Parent Cue : Parent Time

Parent Cue : Parent Time

You had an amazing number of babies at Baby Dedication last month and are thankful for so many young families in the church. You see the mommies in the hall on Sunday dropping off their cute little bundles, and you wave and say how are you. Aren’t those babies adorable? Aren’t those crawlers wonderful? Soon they’ll be walking and talking and their parents’ world will never be the same. Are you helping to prepare those parents? Are you giving them the tools they need to strengthen their... Read More
Parent Cue : Small Talk

Parent Cue : Small Talk

Three-year-old Sean is so excited about his Sunday morning that he babbles about it all the way home from church. He talks about a big fish and “Ninenah” and spitting him out. Sean’s parents listen with awe and wonder. They have no idea what he’s talking about. You see, Sean’s parents didn’t grow up in church. They don’t know the story of Jonah and the big fish. They can’t translate Sean’s excited babble into English because they don’t have the background or the tools. Until they look at the... Read More
Small Talk Becomes Parent Cue

Small Talk Becomes Parent Cue

We love hearing things like this from our partner churches: I have gotten only positive feedback from parents regarding the Small Talk Cards!!! They really appreciate the opportunity to connect with their children about what they are learning!!! Positive feedback—isn’t that what we all want from the parents in our church? An opportunity for parents and preschoolers to connect—isn’t that what we want to hear as an Orange church? The Small Talk card is a crucial component of the First Look... Read More
Meet Ashley – Ashley Hiers

Meet Ashley – Ashley Hiers

We wanted to take some time on the blog to introduce you to the people behind the words. We’ve asked each writer to write you a short letter to share with you. Today, we introduce Ashley Hiers. Ashley is part of the First Look creative team, writes activities for the two-year-olds’ curriculum and helps with multiple other writing tasks. First Look Friends, this is Ashley— Hi Everyone, My name is Ashley and I have the pleasure of being one of the curriculum writers for First Look. I LOVE that... Read More
Elevating Environments Part 1

Elevating Environments Part 1

We asked Jennifer Stowell, an amazing leader at Discovery Church in California, to share some tips for transforming preschool environments into engaging spaces. She had so many fabulous ideas, we had to split them up into a two-part series!  Creating an engaging environment for our children is very important. It helps ease the transition from their parents and lets the kids and their parents know we value them. Most importantly, having a creative environment sets the perfect stage for... Read More
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