May 2019 Editor’s Notes

What would you do if you were assigned a huge building project to manage? Or told to step into the leadership role for an entire nation where every person would depend on you to make the right decisions? How about helping someone else accomplish a big job where you’re not going to get much recognition? Or, do the one thing you would be most afraid of doing, while everyone you know watches?

One Voice: Weekday And Weekend Preschool

We all know the joys of constantly trying to teach our sweet preschoolers about sharing. We couldn’t even count the number of times we have said, “Please share the fire truck. Please share the crayons. The kitchen is for everyone. Let’s play together.” But, as we teach our children to share every day, the question lingers—are we modeling sharing?

The Honor of that First Look

I will never forget May 17, 1989 at 9:34 P.M. That is when I got my first look at my first born baby boy. A video plays in my mind of my husband bringing him to me all wrapped in a warm blanket with his big blue eyes darting around at all the lights in the delivery room. That moment was surreal. That moment was sacred.

First Look Weekday

We are so excited to announce the addition of a Weekday Curriculum for our preschool leaders, teachers and friends! In fact, we have not one, but two amazing components to share with you.

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Setting the Stage – Hop To It (May 2019)

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What would you do if you were assigned a huge building project to manage? Or told to step into the leadership role for an entire nation where every person would depend on you to make the right decisions? How about helping someone else accomplish a big job where you’re not going to get much recognition? Or, do the one thing you would be most afraid of doing, while everyone you know watches? All of these are pretty big things and would intimidate most of us. However, God can help us do really... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 7, 2019

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Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Feet. They’re stinky. And dirty. And also there’s toe jam. GROSS. When you think about how dirty your feet could get, multiply that by twenty. Because back in Jesus’ day,... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting April 7, 2019

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting April 7, 2019

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 7 tweets/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 own... read more
June 2019 Editor’s Notes

June 2019 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Have you ever played PAC-MAN? (Yes, that PAC-MAN game from the 1980s—it’s still around.) The best part of that game is eating the large power pellets. Pac-Man immediately powers up, and then you can do anything. The bad guys can’t get you! You can eat them and earn bonus points doing it! It’s awesome! Feeling like we can do anything is a pretty great feeling. We may not have power pellets lying around that we can eat to power up, but we do have another power source—a... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for March 31, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for March 31, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: If we understand that we are made by God and that we are important to Him, then we can begin to understand ourselves and others. God has made us to not only take care of... read more

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

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

EmilyEmily

Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas...

Kathy WhiteKathy White

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

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

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

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...

Sue MillerSue Miller

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

Autumn WardAutumn Ward

Autumn Ward the Lead Writer for First Look preschool curriculum. She
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