Welcome to First Look, the key preschool curriculum component of the Orange Strategy!
IT’S SIMPLE. ORANGE IS A STRATEGY THAT COMBINES THE CRITICAL INFLUENCES OF THE CHURCH AND HOME TO INCITE WONDER, PROVOKE DISCOVERY AND FUEL PASSION IN THE HEARTS OF THE NEXT GENERATION.
First Look is a web-based curriculum designed for babies through 5-year-olds. Every element centers on giving preschoolers a first impression of their loving heavenly Father.
Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Kindergarten they know these three basic truths.
- God Made Me
- God Loves Me
- Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever
We start with curriculum for Babies, providing a simple song to sing while changing a diaper. Toddler curriculum provides monthly activities for purposeful play. Extended toddlers adds a Bible story and craft each week. The real excitement starts when we reach the two-year-old and threes-through-fives and begin our Large Group/Small Group curriculum.
Large Group curriculum, known as Make It True, encourages all the children to gather together to worship and hear the Bible story. This can happen in the corner or a classroom or a on a stage. Scripts are provided for both environments.
Small Group curriculum includes both introduction activities with Make It Fun and review/reinforcement activities with Make It Stick. You can choose from activities that reach every learning style. In addition, the oldest preschoolers have the Make It Real component that introduces them to keeping a journal and praying together.
First Look has an entire Parent CUE strategy provided with the curriculum. We give you materials to send home with your parents either weekly or monthly to encourage the learning to continue at home. We provide ideas for Play Time, Drive Time, Bath Time, Cuddle Time and Morning Time that connect what preschoolers are learning at church with what they’re hearing at home. We even have a Parent CUE app that parents can download where they can watch a weekly video together as a family. We know your parents are going to love the Parent CUE resources we provide, almost as much as you’re going to love watching your preschoolers grow in their faith.
To see what is included in a First Look Curriculum subscription, click here.
First Look provides complete lesson plans for Babies, Toddlers, Extended Toddlers, 2s and 3-through-5-year-olds using the Large Group/Small Group model for older preschoolers.
Statement of Faith
God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic, and loving. God is all knowing and purposeful, so He’s at work to bring about His will. No person, thing, or idea compares to God.
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
God reveals Himself to us through the Bible, and it is 100% accurate, reliable, and authoritative.
People are made in God’s image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God’s intention, or ideal, for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, even though He wants an intimate relationship with each of us.
That’s why Jesus-God’s Son-came and lived on this earth, died, and rose again. God offers His free gift of salvation to all who believe in Jesus and accept Him as Savior-the only way to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Anyone who accepts this gift is adopted as a son or daughter into God’s family and will live with Him forever in heaven.