First Look Curriculum: What’s New in August 2018?

Hello First Look Friends!

It’s time for us to start a new year! Yes, can you believe it?
In August 2018, First Look will begin its 15th year of publication!
Wow!

We are continually evaluating the First Look curriculum and trying to make it the best it can be for our partners. And, we always see ways we can improve. This past year was no different, and we’ve made a few updates this year that we know you will be excited about. Read below to see the many AWESOME changes/additions we’ve made that start with the August 2018 curriculum.

New Printables for your Baby Room! Did you know First Look has a Babies curriculum? We do, and now we have some fabulous printables to accompany it. Each month you will find a sheet to print where you can record what happened with Baby while he was in your care. What an incredible way to begin partnering with parents as babies enter your environment. This awesome resource is themed to the monthly bottom line and is inspired by this year’s Basic Truth posters. In addition, we’re providing matching Diaper Stickers for you to print and use each month.

Have you noticed our Starter Tier? With the new website launch, we now include a Starter Tier. These lessons are specifically designed for churches with less than fifteen preschoolers in their environments. It includes the Extended Toddler and a simplified three-to-fives curriculum. If you are a smaller church, be sure to check out this tier.

We have a brand new Media Packages! Another addition with the new website is your ability to have a Media Package. The Starter Tier Media Package includes the Wonder videos and the Dance Moves video for the Monthly Song. The Premium Tier Media Package includes the Wonder videos, the Dance Moves video for the Monthly Song, and NEW Countdown Video.

In addition, the Media Packages include Facilitator Scripts for churches who show the Wonder Video for their Bible Story. Follow this script to know what words to say before and after you show the video.

Starting with the August curriculum, we are excited to also provide First Look Partners with both Pro Presenter and Power Point files in the Media Package for those churches who use them in their Large Group environments. We know you’ve been asking for this, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be able to provide it.

We have a new album for the 2018-2019 year! Yes! More awesome preschool music is available this year, and we have dance moves videos to accompany it! Our new Hip Hip Hooray! album is sure to be a hit with your preschoolers and parents alike. Even more fabulous is that the songs on the Hip Hip Hooray! album are being used as the monthly songs for the First Look curriculum from August 2018 through May 2019 (with the exception of December)! Yes! Encourage all your parents to get this album so the children can sing and dance along at home too. Use the following link to help parents find the album on iTunes. http://bit.ly/HHHooray

We had such success with our Preschool Family Experiences last year, that we are continuing them this year! You will find Preschool Family Experience materials in the Premium tiers of September, January, April, and June/July. Our creative teams have brainstormed some fantastic ideas that we can’t wait to share with you. Be sure to look for those in the specified months.

Finally, there are two supplementary curriculums that we MUST mention that are debuting this fall.

First, we have launched a First Look Weekday curriculum! So many of you have been asking for this for years, and we are thrilled to share it with you. We’re so excited that we wrote an entire blog post on how awesome the new First Look Weekday curriculum is. You should go check it out.

Second, the Phase Foundations Curriculum is launching with September. A separate curriculum written specifically for weekday childcare centers, the Phase Foundations Curriculum educates the whole child through phase appropriate activities and lessons. With materials for birth through age five, this curriculum promises to meet preschoolers right where they are and even includes a parent connection component. For more information, visit https://www.phasefoundations.com/

What an AMAZING year this is going to be. We look forward to partnering with you as we help preschoolers learn…

God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

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