Creating A Prep Team

We all know how much parents love bringing home those cute crafts on Sundays—the cuter the better! If it has googly eyes or a handprint on it, we know it will go straight to the refrigerator when they get home! The problem is, those cute crafts that we all know and love take time and work to prepare! So how do we do it? How do we keep those adorable crafts coming without losing our minds? It’s time to create a prep team! And, here is the great news—anyone can be on this team. Yes, I said it!... Read More
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Connect

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Connect

The trees are blooming and mornings require a jacket that is often discarded by lunchtime. It’s spring! In our ministry, that means it’s time for our semi-annual Parent-Child Dedication. Based from Orange’s BabyD Celebration, this is one of my favorite ways to begin and strengthen our partnership with the parents we serve. I don’t know if your kids’ hallway looks similar to ours on a Sunday, but “hustle and bustle” doesn’t even begin to describe it! Parents have done all they can to get the... Read More
Social Media Plan for Connecting with Parents Starting April 3rd

Social Media Plan for Connecting with Parents Starting April 3rd

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
The Easter Story

The Easter Story

Easter is a big story for little hearts. That’s one of the reasons I wrote The Easter Story, just for toddlers and preschoolers. I wanted parents and churches to have an age appropriate first step for sharing the story we hope will last way beyond egg hunts and frilly dresses. The years go by quickly and we want parents to be able to look back and be thankful they focused on what matters most. I shared on the Parent Cue Blog how my son’s Easter basket reminded me how important it is that we... Read More
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage. If the lights didn’t come on, or the microphones didn’t work, or the special effects... Read More
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