Safe, Able, and Okay

Safe, Able, and Okay

I am so thankful for other voices in my kid’s lives – the small group leaders, the staff members, teachers, parents. These people show up in my children’s lives and echo much of what my husband and I prioritize as parents. During the preschool years, each age is asking a question (even if they can’t verbalize it yet) to know if they can belong in your small group. It’s our job as small group leaders or preschool directors to help answer those questions alongside parents. Am I safe? (0-1... Read More

DIY Manger Scene

Merry Christmas! Well, almost. It’s been Christmas crazy over here in the First Look office as we gather gifts for you, our partners. (More on that next week – hint, hint.) We are so excited about celebrating Jesus’ birthday! And, this year it’s on Sunday! What? You did know that right? Please tell me you knew that. As you prepare for December, you will see that we often call for you to have the Little People(R) Nativity. Isn’t it the best? I mean. Look at that... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting October 31st

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting October 31st

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
It Started at the Nursery Door

It Started at the Nursery Door

At a new Bible study, I ran into the mother of two grown boys. Her greeting began, “You would never recognize my boys now.” She added, “One of my special memories of you was the first day we came to the church. I brought my crying baby to the nursery. I was so upset. I didn’t know what to do. You calmly held out your arms for him and let me know you LOVE babies and there are special people here that will lovingly care for him. You assured me a care-giver would call me if he cried more than a... Read More
Some Ideas For Your Thankful Trees

Some Ideas For Your Thankful Trees

Leaves are changing color, mornings are crisp and chilly, and sweaters are coming out of storage. Fall must be here! It’s the beginning of the season of gatherings and gratitude. As November draws near, we’re getting ready for the month’s theme of Hand in Hand, where we will teach preschoolers “I am thankful for people who help me.” We love our annual First Look tradition of creating thankful trees. A thankful tree begins with a bare tree displayed on a wall or board. Week-by-week we write... Read More
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