They’re Just Playing

They’re Just Playing

“Children learn through play” is an accepted principle of child development. Or, maybe not. In our world of technology, internet access and software aimed at 2-year-olds, structured sport leagues for preschoolers and LOTS of screen time, do we still believe this to be undeniably true? My first and still favorite textbook as an early childhood education major is titled When I Do, I Learn. The title is based on a saying from Confucius – “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I... Read More
Christmas Gift Ideas for Volunteers – Free Gift Tag

Christmas Gift Ideas for Volunteers – Free Gift Tag

It’s here – well, almost! Christmas, that is… The excitement in our preschool ministries will gradually build to the point of bursting with all that joy and cheer. That means volunteers and small group leaders will need (and deserve!) an extra dose of love and appreciation. Say Merry Christmas to all your volunteers with a fun morning treat. Starting the month with a breakfast bar is fun motivation for getting through the next few Sundays with extra-energetic preschoolers. If you don’t... Read More
The Trip to Orange – Step 2

The Trip to Orange – Step 2

The Trip to Orange – Step 2  You gathered information, shared it with your travel-team, decided that you are definitely traveling to Orange. What’s the next step? There are many places to go, sites to see, fun to experience in Orange. For this leg of your journey, you want to concentrate on Preschool land. That means that you will concentrate on Babies, Toddlers, 2 to 5-year olds and their parents. To prepare for outstanding excitement in Preschool land, also known as First Look in Orange... Read More
The Trip to Orange – Step 1

The Trip to Orange – Step 1

Our First Look Orange Specialist team has created a series for those of you who are thinking of going Orange or who want to encourage your friends to Go Orange. Look for an installment each week of July.  The Trip to Orange – Step 1 You’re in a new position as the Preschool Director at your church. Or, you are in the start-up phase of a church plant. Or, you’ve been considering a different curriculum (or maybe this is the first curriculum!) for your preschool ministry. In any case, YOU are the... Read More
Daylight Saving Time THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Saving Time THIS WEEKEND

Just when you thought your preschoolers had adjusted from the last time change, snow days, holidays and perhaps jet lag from traveling, here comes another major change. A challenge to that inner clock that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers respond to so naturally. It’s TIME CHANGE WEEKEND! And, even though it’s just a one-hour time change, it IS a major change. Coupled with the sun still shining at bedtime, this is a recipe for cranky kids. And, don’t forget, that internal hunger clock... Read More
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