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    Adventist EDGE - Southern Union Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The NAD Southern Union's Office of Education website includes resources for administration, early childhood, elementary, secondary, distance learning, and library/information services.

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    NAD Early Childhood Education and Care 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Resources recommended by the NAD Office of Adventist Education specifically for parents and teachers of babies through early childhood.

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    Pacific Union Conference ECEC Director's Guide 0-2 years-Preschool
    "The purpose of this guidebook is to provide a resource that will assist Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program directors in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in a Seventh-day Adventist early childhood program. This guidebook...

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    Pacific Union Early Childhood Education and Care Resources Preschool-Grade 2
    The Pacific Union Conference Office of Education has developed an Early Childhood Education and Care Division. Website information is specifically targeted for Seventh-day Adventist early childhood programs and professionals. Resources include: Enrichment...

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    A Philosophical, Educational and Organizational Model for Seventh-day Adventist Early Childhood Education and Care Centers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Early childhood programs operating within Seventh-day Adventist church or school settings have a very special role to play in the education and training of young children. The opportunity to care for another's child provides a sacred opportunity to build...

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    Adventist Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 2
    Should Adventist formal education include pre-schools? The author thoughtfully discusses factors that impact decision making regarding early childhood education in the light of current research, and the Adventist philosophy of education. An overview worth...

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    Adventist Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 1
    This article presents some empirical backing for traditional Adventist thought on early childhood education as well as a Christ-centered, Spirit-of-Prophecy-endorsed method of child guidance.

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    Adventist Elementary Education - Our Fathers Plan for No Child Left Behind Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional takes a fresh look at what God's plan is for No Child Left Behind in our Adventist Elementary education.

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    All I do in Kindergarten is Play! Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares a thematic approach that makes the transition from home to classroom a significant and enjoyable developmental learning experience. It includes a pictorial presentation of a vibrant classroom, displays,...

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    Already Gone Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article reported the research finding of Ken Ham and Britt Beemer’s book Already Gone, stating that before Adventist young people finally leave the church by finishing high school, they have already been led away from their faith by secular worldview....

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    Avondale Creates Community for Christian Early Childhood Educators in Australia 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    "Avondale has helped establish the first association for Christian early childhood educators in Australia at an inaugural conference organised and hosted by its Discipline of Education. The inter-denominational Australian Christian Early Childhood...

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    Book Review - Religious Education in Early Childhood Preschool-Grade 3
    In this TEACH journal book review, Fitzgibbon reviews the book Religious Education in Early Childhood, which focuses on "research, current issues, and opinions from new perspectives, to encourage and provoke discussion and reflection among early...

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    Can Reading Adventure Packs (RAPs) Complement and Enrich the Literacy Program in Your Classroom? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This TEACH journal article describes the implementation and outcomes of an "early years" literacy program in a home that involved family members and a novel set of reading resource materials.

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    Celebrating the Writing of Children in the Primary Grades Preschool-Grade 3
    Publishing and sharing the writing of young children often appears difficult and overwhelming to the busy teacher. This 2012 NAD presentation shares secrets for celebrating the writing accomplishments of young students. There are samples of simple classroom...

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    Child Development Center Quarterly Safety Inspection Form - Southern Union 0-2 years-Preschool
    Use this comprehensive safety inspection form from the Southern Union Conference as a reference while creating your own resource.

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    Child Guidance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    These enduring writings cover the essentials of parenting with chapters on specific building blocks of character such as purity, cheerfulness, self-control, reverence, respect, honest, cleanliness, and courtesy. Includes guidance on how to reach self-denial,...

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    Children from Divorced Families Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Habenicht outlines ways to help children from divorced families succeed.

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    Columbia Union School-based Pre-K Program Guidelines Preschool-Kindergarten
    Program and curriculum guidelines for developmentally appropriate formal pre-school education aligned with the philosophy of Adventist education in the North American Columbia Union.

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    Communion Projects for Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Karen Holford explores the meaning of Communion and how children relate to this service. We often think Communion means the service where we eat Communion bread and drink a small glass of grape juice, but Communion is about belonging together, sharing, and...

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    Cooking up a Marketing Plan 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    What better time to attract prospective students than before they are of school age? Schools already have nearly all the necessary facilities, so offering preschool activities, classes, and groups is an excellent low-cost way to attract area families and provide a positive introduction to the school's offerings.

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    Critical Reflection - Impact and Implementation Considerations in Early Childhood Education and Care 0-2 years-Preschool
    “This paper reports on a research study that explored the impact and implementation of critical reflection as part of the National Quality Standard (NQS) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This research identified that critical reflection...

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    Early Childhood Developmental Learning Standards 0-2 years-Preschool
    "The North American Division Early Childhood Developmental Learning Standards outline benchmarks and skills that young children acquire during the birth-to-five-year period. These standards were developed through a Seventh-day Adventist world view...

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    Early Childhood Education and Care - General Session 0-2 years-Preschool
    This 2018 NAD convention ECEC session involved "brain research and how it relates to the mental and spiritual formation in children." The file is titled Making a Difference - The Brain, Jesus and Early Childhood!

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    Early Childhood Education Center Board Manual - Southern Union 0-2 years-Preschool
    This 34-page manual contains information on the function and roles of a center's operating board members, as well as center administration.

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    Early Childhood Education Start Up Package 0-2 years-Preschool
    Provided by the Southern Union Office of Education, this 36-page document provides guidelines for the opening of an early childhood education and care program. A similar Spanish version is also available.

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    ECE Be Like Jesus Companion 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    This web resource has printable lesson plans, videos, stories, and activity suggestions for parents or teachers. Topics include Honesty, Love, Acceptance, Obedience, Respect, Trust, Giving, Joy/Happiness, Perseverance, Responsibility, Caring, and Sharing....

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    ECEC Standards for North American Adventist Education Centers 0-2 years-Grade 1
    These ECEC Teacher Goals and Developmenta Performance Standards for the Growth of the Young Child are from the Southern Union Conference. Standards include: SpiritualPhysical and Health Social-Emotional Language/Communication Cognitive...

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    Emergent Language in 3-5 year-olds Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2006 NAD Teacher Convention PPT presentation focuses on the language of pre-school children and provides teachers with tools for developing early literacy skills.

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    Growing with Early Childhood Education Kindergarten-Grade 2
    In this TEACH Journal article, the author becomes conscious of the changes that have affected not only early childhood education, but also herself.

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    Growing Your Preschool Program - First Impressions Count! 0-2 years-Preschool
    From the 2018 NAD convention, "this presentation looks at all of the following areas of an ECEC program and how each impacts first impressions: What to ask prespective parents on the telephone, on-line presence, tour of the program and classrooms, curb...

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    Guidance Techniques That Work 0-2 years-Grade 4
    Adapted from a Texas Childcare Quarterly article, this article outlines techniques that help a teacher distract and redirect children so children are more likely to make good decisions about how to act in certain situations.

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    Handwriting Without Tears - Strategies for Success Preschool-Grade 3
    These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handouts on handwriting fluency are an essential component of early learning. Strategies are developmentally appropriate and encourage oral language proficiency, fine and gross motor skills. They provide engaging...

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    Helping Preschool Children Become Readers: Tips for Parents Preschool-Grade 1
    This article presents twelve things parents can do to lay the foundation for good reading skills before children enter school. These include: daily conversations, lots of print/writing materials in the home, reading/writing space available to child, parent...

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    How to Help Your Child Really Love Jesus Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can you help make Jesus an important facet of your children's lives? Donna Habenicht, child development specialist, explains how children develop spiritually and offers practical suggestions on how you can help your child establish a lasting friendship...

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    Hugs from Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    In this collection of pre-school devotionals, Sally Dillon shares simple object lessons that will arouse your child's imagination with a wide variety of hands-on experiences, most of them involving easy five-minute craft projects that engage all the senses,...

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    I Am Going to Video You! Behavioural Management in Early Childhood Settings 0-2 years-Grade 3
    This TEACH Journal article lays out excellent discipline strategies for early childhood education teachers.

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    JAE Editorial: Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 1
    In this guest editorial, Linda Caviness addresses the importance of focussing on early childhood education. This issue provides information for early childhood educators, while affirming the importance of the mother as the primary educator. Articles include:...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Negative Effects of Peer Pressure; Most College Graduates Find Employment; More Ph.D.s Awarded in U.S.; Math and Science...

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    Leading a Child to Jesus - The Most Important Job in the World Preschool-Grade 4
    "For years most of our evangelism budget has been focused on winning adults. But recent research has helped us to realise that 70-90% of adult Christians first accepted Jesus as their Saviour before the age of 13! So, it’s up to 10 times easier...

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    Let Children Enjoy Their Childhood Preschool-Grade 1
    A one page essay on the benefits of starting school later rather than earlier.

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    Love Letters from Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    This is one of a new series of interactive devotional books which will help you engage your preschooler in activities designed to reinforce character building concepts. Your child will not merely hear the lessons, but act them, touch them, chew them, pray...

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    Maximising the Potential of the Third Teacher - Indoor Developmental Play Environments - 3-8 years Preschool-Grade 2
    The educators of Reggio Emilia call the environment the "third teacher" because it "speaks to children about what they can do, how and where they can do it and how they can work together" (Paiman & Terrani, 1998, p.1). They...

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    Mind, Brain, and Early Childhood Preschool-Grade 1
    Western society currently promotes formal preschool training. This article addresses claims that this is important and presents a perspective of the parent-child relationship and the essential nature of the growth a child experiences while being nurtured at...

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    Opening an ECE Program - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 2
    Find steps for opening an early childhood education center, California application booklet, business plan outline, and feasibility study resources.

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    Pacific Union ECEC Policy Manual Preschool-Kindergarten
    The Policy Manual is a compilation of policies and provisions relating to the establishment, organization, administration, operation and maintenance of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs, which are presently operating and/or contemplating...

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    Pebbles - A Faith-based Early Childhood Curriculum - Southern Union Conference 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    The Pebbles curriculum "has been built on the 4MAT for ECE platform and requires training in the natural cycle of learning prior to implementation to ensure that all children’s learning styles will be honored. It is designed and created to meet...

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    PET 10: Special Pre-K/K Panorama of Educational Thoughts Preschool-Kindergarten
    This special 2010 newsletter features resources early childhood education teachers can tap into online.

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    Play Group Ministry Mommy and Me at PMC 0-2 years-Preschool
    Mommy and Me is a play group ministry that operates at the Pioneer Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church. This resource gives basic information about how this play group ministry operates. Many churches have moms with young children who could use some extra...

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    Pre-kindy Purposes, Benefits and Strengths - Reflections During Maternity Leave 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    "This paper seeks to explore the purpose, benefits and strengths of [preschool] programs by focusing on one teacher’s reflections on her experience teaching in a highly multi-cultural, city ASA primary school’s pre-kindy."

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    Promoting Critical Thinking in Early Childhood - Inquiring Minds Want to Know 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Lee explains the importance and benefits of understanding how young children develop inquiry skills, and notes that “if we, as educators, can harness the natural curiosity of children, we will help them develop critical thinking skills and facilitate...

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    Read Aloud - Why It Can Change You and Your Classroom 0-2 years-Grade 8
    Reading aloud to your students will change their lives in ways that seem too incredible to be real. Based on Mem Fox’s Reading Magic, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation challenges teachers to make this part of their classroom routine and...

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    Ready, Set, Go! Strategies for Pre-K Readiness, Literacy, and Math Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout provides strategies to assess readiness for Kindergarten literacy and math, activities to develop pencil grip, letter/number recognition, name-writing, vocabulary, phonological awareness, counting, shapes,...

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    Simpler Solutions for Successful Sabbath Schools 0-2 years-Grade 4
    Making a children’s Sabbath School successful takes planning, resources, supportive members, creative ideas, preparation, prayer, and so much more. Simple planning and organisation can help teachers, children, parents and the future church. Karen Holford...

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    Sing a Song of Special Days - Using Multiple Intelligences with Mixed-age Grouping Preschool-Grade 2
    Spaulding writes of the benefits of using mixed age grouping to help students develop leadership and empathy for others. Integrating Howard Gardner’s Eight Multiple Intelligences with mixed-age grouping, Spaulding provides practical suggestions for “special...

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    Skills for School Readiness and Life Preschool-Grade 1
    The attitudes and behaviors children most need for school readiness are independence, compassion, trust, creativity, self-control, and perseverance. This article suggests various ways teachers can encourage these traits in children. Reprinted with permission...

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    So You Want to Start a Childcare Center Preschool-Grade 1
    Experienced early child educator Marilyn Beach practically presents steps to take when starting an Adventist childcare center: Commit to Operating a Quality Center, Decide Who the Center Will Hire, Write a Mission Statement, Contact the Local Licensing Agency,...

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    Southern Union Early Childhood Education Preschool-Kindergarten
    Visit the NAD Southern Union Conference's Early Childhood Education and Care webpages for guidelines, policies and procedures regarding health, safety and risk management, administrative operations, home and center associations, teacher certification, program...

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    Southern Union Employee Handbook for Child Development Center Preschool-Grade 2
    The Southern Union Employee Handbook for Child Development Centers is a model for use in developing a handbook of employment policies for local hire staff and volunteers in an early childhood education and care center or school. This manual outlines policy...

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    STEM for Preschool & Early Childhood Preschool-Grade 1
    View the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session for "ways to incorporate STEM into your program...see how one educator has effectively integrated STEM into her Early Childhood classroom by purchasing inexpensive STEM materials that...

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    Teachers' Perception of Preschool Play in Urban and Suburban Schools in Montemorelos, Mexico 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Although there is no doubt about the importance of play for the healthy and complete development of preschool children, different social, political and educational forces seem to conspire in favor of forgetting play at the preschool level and replacing it...

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    Teachers' Perception of the Process of School Integration of Children with Special Educational Needs 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    School integration of children with special educational needs is a current and valid practice. However, there are still strong obstacles to its full implementation, since accepting diversity implies a transformation of institutional cultures and educational...

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    Teaching Print Awareness Through Kindergarten Journal Writing Kindergarten-Grade 1
    Classroom writing in kindergarten consists of 5 main forms: logs, diaries, creative writing, expository writing, and journals. Early journal writing may include a lot of pictures and scribbles. Teachers should establish a writing routine (sample one provided...

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    The Child-Centered Kindergarten Preschool-Grade 1
    This article discusses the changes that have taken place in the kindergarten curriculum recently which have not been in the best interest for children. Effective, individually, culturally and developmentally appropriate means of kindergarten instruction are...

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    The Importance of Imagination and Play - A Neuro-Cognitive Perspective Preschool-Grade 1
    This article presents the topic of imagination and play from a neuro-cognitive perspective. Encouraging a child's imagination and free play may be essential in proper brain development and meaning construction. However, there is a need for balance, as too...

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    To Be or Not to Be: Adventist Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 1
    Christine Gillan answers the frequently asked question, "Are we ignoring Ellen White's counsel in providing early childhood education and day care centers?"

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    Totally Tots Blog Preschool-Grade 3
    While this blog is named to focus on early childhood education, it includes sections that teachers can use for all elementary classrooms. Sign up for an e-mail notice to get weekly ideas, or check out the “Crafty Corner” or “Simply Made”...

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    Transforming Urban Communities One Child at a Time 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    This article describes an innovative approach to early-childhood education using Creation Kids Village as a model (the outreach ministry of the Celebration Adventist Church in Orlando, Florida). In presenting this model, the authors seek “to stimulate...

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    When I Became a Mother - An Early Childhood Professionals Paradigm Shift Preschool
    This reflective opinion paper poignantly shares the experiential learning of a professional early childhood educator who becomes a mother. The resultant paradigm shift is insightful to anyone involved in early childhood education.

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    When the Whole World Was Talking - World Forum on Early Care and Education, 2009 0-2 years-Grade 4
    The author reflects on the significance and weight of the conversations held at the Eighth World Forum on Early Care and Education. Children are our future and how they are treated and educated in their early years begins to mark out a path for them.

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    Working with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Read the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, which identified "typical behaviors of preschool ages based on the work of Dr. Arnold Gesell in order to identify atypical behaviors. Presenter [discussed] several philosophies of behavior...

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    Worship in an Early Childhood Setting Preschool-Grade 3
    In this TEACH article author Joan Hope discusses key components of worship time: prayer, music, and story. She also underlines the importance of incorporating these elements into Adventist early childhood learning centers.

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    Young Child Ministries Preschool-Kindergarten
    "The mission of Young Child Ministries is to assist families with young children in understanding the Biblical principles of child rearing and child guidance." This site provides resources for developing the whole child with guidance from the Bible,...