Welcome to the Early Childhood/Preschool Directors blog for the Northern Illinois Lutheran School District.
This blog is to be used as a resource, support system, and networking tool for directors.
The blog will be updated monthly. May God richly bless your ministry.
East Region Early Childhood Meeting
April Early Childhood Program of the Month: ABBA
Christian Childcare/Family in Faith in Glendale Heights (serving infants (6 weeks) through preschool-age children)
shared a story of spending some time with an 18 year old boy named Jessie. He’d
been a student at their childcare center. After wandering, Jessie confided that
he wanted to get back to church and have Christ in his life again. You never
know what seeds you are planting!
·Concordia Chicago Early Childhood Conference –
August 4, 2017
·NID Teachers Conference – October 6, 2017
Upcoming Special Events – all are invited!:
·Wednesday, April 26that 5:45 pm:
Community Outreach Event – Live Vocal and Visual Artists with children’s
artwork on display
oTrinity Early Childhood Center, Naperville
·Thursday, April 27, 2017: Early Childhood
oSt. Paul, Aurora
·May 12th at 6 pm: Art Show (children
perform in the church prior to the show)
oSt. Andrew, Park Ridge
Building Bridges between Family and Church
·It’s imperative that families feel important to
·It’s ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS!
·Include pastors when celebrating baptismal
·Invite individual classes to church and pray for
their class during church
·Touchpoints – keep track of family involvement
and encourage natural integrations into school or church life when connections
are not happening