June 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.

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Do You See Me?

“Watch this!”
“Look Miss Kathy!”
“Did you see me twirl my new dress?”
“Look at my super hero rain boots!”

Every Sunday morning, I hear the words, “LOOK! WATCH! SEE!” over and over again from little preschoolers who are so eager to share with me what is going on in their world.

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Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

I can remember sitting through my first Orange Conference seven years ago and attending a breakout on Baby Dedication events. I knew this was something our church had to do. When we began to implement Baby Dedication events, it was a game changer for connecting families to our ministry and our church.

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Sharing the Load

I am reading through the One Year Bible this year and am particularly looking at what the Word says regarding children and children’s ministry…

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Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 22nd

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 22nd

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
Summer Volunteers

Summer Volunteers

It’s here! It’s finally here! Summer! Do you remember waiting for summer to come all year long as a kid? We would countdown the days until summer would finally arrive…you know, the BEST time of year! No school, no bedtime, and ALL fun! Then, you grow up a little and become a children’s director, and it all changes. Even though we still love the summer excitement of backyard parties and VBS, we now have to deal with the dreaded volunteer situation. Don’t fret anymore! This could become... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 15th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 15th

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
July 2017 Editor’s Notes

July 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer. Throughout the summer, our preschoolers will be introduced to people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God wanted them to do, and our preschoolers can do that too. In July, Daniel, Miriam, Josiah, a young boy and his lunch and Timothy will... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 8th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 8th

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

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

First Look BlogFirst Look Blog

My First Look Blog is the "author" of our social media plan and currently the host to our g...

Barbara GravesBarbara Graves

Barbara is a highly caffeinated lover of God, kids, coffee and laughing. She and her husb...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

Kelly is a preschool director turned family director who’s currently serving at Grace ...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

Karen Apple is a former children’s minister who started two weekday preschools in Charlo...

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

Brittany Compton Robertson is the Director of Preschool Strategy at Orange and lives outsid...

Sue MillerSue Miller

Sue is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the bes...

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