The Center Approach: Wrap-Up

The Center Approach: Wrap-Up

            We’ve been talking a lot about centers here on the First Look Blog. Did you read the entire series? Introduction Make It Fun Make It True Make It Stick Make It Real Room Rotation So, now what? The first question to ask yourself is, “Is the center approach right for my environment?” It’s not right for everywhere. But, might it work in your rooms? Would it make things run smoother for both your volunteers and preschoolers? If you are going to switch to... Read More
First Look Social Media Plan: Starting in April!!!

First Look Social Media Plan: Starting in April!!!

Everyone wants to be happy, happy, happy. But more often, today’s parents are busy, busy, busy. We want to help you help your parents be as happy as they are busy. When parents feel like they have been able to engage with their children during the week, they are happy. Parents leave your environment with their Parent CUE in hand, fully intending to do each activity provided. They download the Parent CUE App so they are at the ready each and every day. Unfortunately, parents are often met with... Read More
The Center Approach: Room Rotation

The Center Approach: Room Rotation

Part of  “The Center Approach” Series We just LOVE hearing how churches choose to implement First Look! One of our ministry partners had the idea to implement the First Look curriculum as a room-to-room rotation. Instead of moving through centers within each individual classroom, they decided to devote a classroom to each portion of First Look. The Plan: Each Small Group of preschoolers begins and ends their rotation in their specific classroom. During the morning, a class leaves their... Read More
One Big Story

One Big Story

The Bible isn’t just a book of random stories; it’s 66 books written by 40 authors over 1,600 years, and it all comes together to tell One Story. One incredible overarching narrative about God’s loving pursuit of us, His children. That’s pretty remarkable. It’s why we believe you have a unique calling as a leader—to do everything you can to tell the best story ever told in a way that connects with the minds and hearts of the next generation. We are not simply trying to get a generation to love... Read More
May’s Editor’s Notes

May’s Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! You have helping hands! I have helping hands! We all have helping hands. God made our hands to help others! Preschoolers spend a lot of time surrounded by people who help them—their parents, their older siblings, their teachers. And, they love to learn all about community helpers like policemen, firemen and construction workers. They are just learning that they can help too. There’s nothing sweeter than a little voice piping up, saying “I help!” when you’re unloading... Read More
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