This is a compilation study on Christ as a model for each of our lives. It reflects the authors desire to know Jesus at a deeper level and to allow Him to fill us with a passion for Him and His cause. Section may be directly linked to below.
Grade 1-Grade 5
A small book that covers many facts about Florence's life. A drawing or picture is on one page and text is across from it. Each picture and accompanying text is a "chapter".
Grade 3-Grade 4
The story of two young boys who experience desegregation in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. This beautifully illustrated work will help young readers understand the issues and how they impacted the lives of children.
Going to Town
Grade 1-Grade 3
Going to Town describes Laura's first trip to town as an American pioneer in the Mid-West United States. Illustrations are by the illustrator of the paper dolls and Kirsten books in the American Girls Collection. Other titles in the set of "My First Little...
Wallner "weaves facts that are known about the woman's life into the straightforward narrative. Naive folk-art paintings suit the subject well. Engaging examples of 18th-century colonial American life-spinning wheels, fireplace cookery, quill pens, and...
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch
Grade 4-Grade 8
Nathaniel Bowditch came from a line of sailors from Salem, MA. The book recounts his life as an indentured apprentice from ages 12-21, during which he learned Latin, sciences, mathematics, etc. He made several voyages including one as captain of the ship....
Coming On Home Soon
Grade 2-Grade 4
This moving historical picture book biography tells the story of a colored child, waiting for her mother, who left home to search for work in Chicago during World War II.
Coming On Home Soon
Grade 2-Grade 4
Potential Cause for Concern: the picture of the Ku Klux Klan and cross...
A young girl misses her mom who goes to work in Chicago during World War II because the men are off fighting the war.
KIDS COUNT Network
Potential causes for concern with young Christian readers include the idea that possum and rabbit will be used for stew, if caught.
"The Annie E. Casey Foundation funds a nationwide network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects that provide a more detailed, community-by-community picture of the condition of children. The KIDS COUNT Network improves programs and policies for children...
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
"Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a strong, effective, and trusted voice for improving the health, education, and well-being of the Commonwealth's children."
Stand for Children - WA, OR, TN, MA
"Stand for Children exists because children in communities across America do not have the power to influence our democratic system to meet their fundamental needs. We seek to make children and their needs a higher political priority."
The American Diabetes Association
"The American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public." This includes helpful resources for kids, teens...
Washington Thrive by Five
"A diverse group of public and private partners has come together to create and support Thrive by Five Washington because of a belief that public-private partnerships combine the assets of each sector to help achieve sustainable social change. ...Thrive...
Wisconsin Collaborating Partners
"An online community for parents, administrators and staff of early education programs throughout Wisconsin."
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
"WECA is a statewide, nonprofit organization serving as a professional association whose members care for and educate Wisconsin's children, aged birth to eight. We are an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)."
Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
a non-profit, non-partisan, child advocacy organization founded in 1977, performing an invaluable role for which most other people do not have the time: analyzing public policy issues, making legislation more digestible, translating technical intricacies,...
California - Los Angeles Universal Preschool
"LAUP's goal is to make voluntary, high-quality preschool available to every 4-year-old child in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family's income, by 2014." The site includes resources for families, providers, policymakers, and the media.
Education Commission of the States (U.S.A.)
"The Education Commission of the States' online interactive pre-kindergarten database has been gathered from a variety of sources. The following information is currently in the database:
Florida Teach More / Love More Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
o A description of each of the pre-kindergarten programs including...
This organization's mission is to ensure that all children in Miami-Dade County have the community's attention, commitment and resources and, hence, the chance to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically so that they are ready and eager...
Hawaii - Good Beginnings Alliance
Hawaii's early childhood intermediary, bringing the best resources, training, leadership and coordination to benefit Hawaii's keiki (children), their families, and the early childhood community.
Illinois - Action for Children
Action for Children provides access to resources, community, advocacy -- and represents an alliance of individuals and groups dedicated to empowering and supporting parents, child care providers and family service programs. Its mission is to create a common...
Illinois - Early Learning Resources
Learn more about Early Learning and Illinois' campaign to increase access, options and opportunities in early childhood education.
Illinois - Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve. We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help...
Iowa - Child & Family Policy Center
"Linking research and policy on issues vital to children and families and advocating for evidenced-based strategies to improve child outcomes."
Kansas Action for Children
KAC seeks to improve public policy and public systems rather than to assist children on a case-by-case basis through direct services. Changes in public policy affect large numbers of children.
Maine Children's Alliance
The mission of the Maine Children's Alliance is to advocate for sound public policies to improve the lives of all Maine's Children, Youth and Families. Three organizations are linked to: Maine's Children's Alliance, KIDS COUNT, Children's Ombudsman
Massachussetts Strategies for Children
"The mission of Strategies for Children is to improve the well-being of children and families by moving their issues to the top of the agendas of communities, states and the nation."
Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute
"The Early Childhood Institute is a program of the College of Education of Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University established the Early Childhood Institute in 1999 to provide training, technical assistance, and applied research for...
New Jersey Association for Children
"The Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the state's foremost child research and advocacy organization. For almost 30 years ACNJ has advocated for policies and programs that improve the lives of children and families in New Jersey. Over the...
New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
"The Mission of the New Mexico AEYC is to promote quality care and education for the well-being of ALL young children, birth to eight, through professional development and advocacy."
New York - Schuyler Center
"Founded in 1872, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), is a statewide, nonprofit policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies that improve the economic security and health status of low and moderate income New Yorkers,...
New York - Winning Beginning NY
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy-makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning to children, families and society. The coalition aims to build a broad-based constituency to make investment in...
"The groundWork campaign is a coalition of early care and education professionals, advocates, community leaders, and organizations working to make publicly-funded high-quality preschool, full-day kindergarten, and health and behavioral development supports...
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
"OICA The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy creates awareness, takes action and changes policy on behalf of children and youth. To carry out our mission, the organization:
Oregon Children's Institute
* Addresses a wide range of children's issues
* Promotes non-partisan...
"The organization's goals include educating Oregonians about the importance of early childhood development, developing an Oregon Children's Budget, and spotlighting best practices that most effectively serve Oregon's children."
Native New Day Bible Studies
Grade 9-Grade 12
Written for Native People by Native People, these guides will take you on a journey through the Bible's main themes. You'll discover just how relevant this ancient book of wisdom is for people facing the 21st century's challenges. Each lesson is beautifully...
Effects of Generational Change on Enrollment
Epperson shares findings in the Florida Conference in the search for reasons for declining elementary enrollment. He outlines the differences between four generations. The impact of culture, demographics and generation change on school enrollment is addressed.
Faith, Reason, and Earth History 2nd edition
"Brand models his conviction that 'above all, it is essential that we treat each other with respect, even if we disagree on fundamental issues...' The original edition of this work (1997) was one of the first books on this topic written from the point...
Grace Works Ministries - Marketing Christian Schools
"The only comprehensive and cutting-edge marketing guide written specifically for Christian schools. This 625 page book explains how to market your school. It contains over 150 practical principles, 95 detailed ideas, and dozens of samples. It is based...
Blackmer outlines the basics of marketing Adventist education in the North American context.
Moats & Bridges - Mission-Driven Marketing for Adventist Schools
Marketing is much more about experience than about product, more about relationships than about truth. The greatest challenge to Seventh-day Adventist education is our uncertainty about mission. Dick Duerksen suggests that leaders must make 'mission' choices...
Tracking Admissions - Marketing Metrics
Josephson presents the importance of tracking admissions of new and returning students in Christian education.
Using Today's Technology to Market Your School
Josephson presents the alternatives in communicating with parents: home phone, direct mail, email, cell phone, and text messaging. He suggests using the latter, cost-effective and most commonly used by adults today, rather than more traditional methods.