New First Look Download Matrix

New First Look Download Matrix

Our new download matrix is here! We told you it was coming, and now it’s live! Take a minute to log in to your First Look account and click around. We’d love to hear what you think. We created a handy “Navigating the Matrix” guide that you can download by clicking the link below, or you can access it through the training section on the download page. Navigating_FLMatrix If you experience trouble with the new download matrix, please do not hesitate to contact your Orange Specialist. They are... Read More
Embracing Your Inner Child

Embracing Your Inner Child

A few Sunday’s ago, I sat in awe as I watched one of our volunteers do what she does best, make our preschoolers double over in laughter. She walked out on stage wearing a plastic inner tube, goggles and floaties. Here was a mature, adult woman, willing to become “all things to all people” and embrace her inner child, for the pleasure of hearing sweet toddlers’ giggles. She understands a powerful truth. Working with preschoolers means that we must do whatever we can to reach that little child,... Read More
Changes: Strategic Environments

Changes: Strategic Environments

Strategic environments isn’t really a change. I mean, it’s an Orange Strategy many of you’ve been doing for years. The change is that we’ve labeled the different environments for the strategy. And we hope these labels will help you cast vision with the volunteers and parents in your ministry. The term “First Look” is the big umbrella—think golf or even picnic table umbrella—that covers all things preschool. It has always centered on three main environments: Church – now labeled First... Read More
Professor Fantastic’s Laboratory

Professor Fantastic’s Laboratory

We at First Look are getting excited about our October unit, Fantastically Made, and it’s host Professor Fantastic. Have you met Professor Fantastic? He’s, well, FANTASTIC! I know many of our partners use the First Look curriculum in other programs in addition to regular Sunday morning services. Some use the curriculum Wednesday nights while others use it during their weekday preschool program. As I was clicking around Pinterest the other night (Have you discovered Pinterest? So much fun.), I... Read More
It’s Time!

It’s Time!

It’s time! It’s time! REGISTRATION FOR ORANGE CONFERENCE 2012 OPENS TODAY! You’re going to want to sign up. Really you are! Don’t believe me? See what our bloggy friends around the country have to say about Orange. Then, click over to the Orange Conference site and sign up. You’ll be glad you did. See you in April... Read More
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