Kathy White

Kathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitty to identical twin granddaughters Leah and Amelia. She has been in children’s ministry for over 30 years and currently serves as the Early Childhood Pastor at Daystar Church in Greensboro, NC. Daystar was listed as one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America in 2013 and 2014. You’ll find Kathy running between Daystar’s three campuses on any given Sunday morning. Her favorite activity, though, is portraying sassy lunch lady Mrs. Farquhar, a character she created to be a storyteller, in Daystar’s FX – family experience.

Preschool

Life Is A Party

Last night, I called my little twin grand-daughters right before bed to video chat. They are three-years-old and live fifteen hours away. “Hey Kitty!” they said. “We’re having a sleep party!” My daughter-in-law stepped in to explain that right now everything’s a party. Bedtime is a sleep party. They have lunch parties, watching Beauty and the Beast parties, go see Daddy at work parties, and on and on. Oh, to enjoy life like a three-year-old!

I started thinking about it….

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Preschool

The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us.

Mandarin is a tonal…

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Preschool

Puzzles

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad had a Christmas tradition of giving me a doll, a book, and a puzzle. I LOVED putting together puzzles! We would spend the entire Christmas break from school working on puzzles.

I still enjoy working on puzzles and will sometimes get one out and put it on a table to work on at my leisure.

Puzzles allow for solitude. There are no bells and whistles. You can spend as much time…

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Partnering with Parents Through Special Occasions

Celebration – just saying the word conjures up images of brightly colored balloons, ribbons, confetti, and delectable sweets. Who doesn’t love a fun celebration?! I know I certainly do! And if the book of Exodus is any indication, God does too! Over and over God instructed His people to build a monument or institute a feast in order to remember significant events.

As leaders, we have an opportunity to partner with parents during times of celebration too!

Every month, we send…

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Preschool

Just trust me. Navigating the phase of separation anxiety.

One of my favorite things to do when I visit my son and his family is to watch him play with his two year old twin girls. They squeal with delight when he throws them up in the air and catches them. There is no fear, only trust.

We have the opportunity every week to instill in our little ones the lesson of trust. This is the most basic skill and the most useful lesson we will utilize throughout our…

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