Early Childhood

Serve Early Childhood students and families at your church with ideas and tips from these articles. Find insights into the unique qualities of preschoolers and their faith.

  • Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “You have to be in charge, FOREVER!” This was my five-year-old’s response after I had been teasing him that I was going to take a break from being in charge.

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  • Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Have you talked about current events with your kids?” I posted a poll asking this question on Instagram a few days after the initial reports of the ongoing conflict between Russia and...

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  • Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    What is your biggest worry or fear when you think about taking your kids to church? Does it make you anxious or even stop you from going to church altogether? Join Kyla as she shares...

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  • Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Almost every week without fail, it takes about three hours to get my three young children and me to worship—from when I wake up Sunday morning to when I (barely) make it out the door. I...

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Yes? Congratulations, you win Christmas this year! No? Good luck. Haven’t you heard about all the shipping delays, inventory shortages, and lack of...

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  • Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are forty-one days until Thanksgiving, forty-four days until the start of Advent, seventy-one days until Christmas morning, and seventy-eight days until the beginning of the new...

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  • Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    “I hope we are going to learn about Jesus!” These were the words my three-year-old, and newly minted preschooler, spoke to me as we chatted about what she might do at school the next...

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  • Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Back-to-school season feels full of possibilities this year. The possibility that school will feel a little more “normal” this year seems within reach, as some schools shift away from...

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  • Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Do you usually write or speak when you communicate with another person? With rapid advances in technology and widespread use of social media, you probably switch back and forth between...

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  • July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a mom to two children under the age of five, I am constantly in the throes of laying groundwork for what I expect and teaching boundaries in a world that doesn’t seem to expect...

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  • June 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    June 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My son, who loves to spend time drawing, has a hard time with his drawings not turning out exactly how he envisioned them in his mind. For a long time, he would only spend time drawing...

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  • May 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    May 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I will be what one Christian author and speaker would call a pioneer parent. Pioneer parents are mothers and fathers who did not have the examples of Christian parents to follow in...

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  • April 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    April 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Last year, our church celebrated Easter with a drive-in Easter service. In-person gatherings were not an option, but not gathering at all was not an option either. After weeks of...

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  • March 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    March 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Recently, on social media, I have engaged in a weekly conversation about worshipping with little people. On Sundays I share what my family and I are up to as we go throughout our...

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  • February 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    February 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are plenty of times while raising a child that, as the parent, you have control over the choices being made. One area where this does not apply is the day that your child is old...

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  • January 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    January 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    In our house, we have two little people, and they seem to be constantly going through growth spurts. Lately, my four-year-old has started using his growing as an opportunity to always...

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  • The Happiest Search | Children’s Christmas Bible Story Book Read Aloud by Ken Ohlemeyer4:37

    The Happiest Search | Children’s Christmas Bible Story Book Read Aloud by Ken Ohlemeyer

    This Christmas, settle in with your children and cozy up with The Happiest Search, an Arch® Book Bible story read aloud by Ken Ohlemeyer. The Happiest Search, based on Scripture from Matthew 2:1-11 an

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  • Christmas Service Projects for Families

    Christmas Service Projects for Families

    It’s no surprise that Christmas is going to look different this year. Many of us won’t be having our usual big family celebrations or attending our typically packed Christmas services....

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  • December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Over the course of this year, I have had countless conversations that ended with lamenting the difficulties this year has held. When something difficult happens, it has been easy to...

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