This is a guest post from Heidi the writer/creator of ABC Jesus Loves Me.
As an educator, I knew the “requirements” for kindergarten. The items that educators want all 5-year-olds to know at kindergarten screening. And because we chose not to send our children to a formal preschool, I knew that the responsibility for readiness fell into my hands.
When I began looking into a preschool curriculum for our oldest child, I became very discouraged and overwhelmed. Many of the sites that I found cost money. And lots of it. Other sites were so involved that there was no way I could follow them and stay sane!
I knew that I wasn’t the only mom looking for a simple curriculum allowing a child to be a child. With my husband’s nudging, I felt led to create a curriculum that would give our children a solid foundation. So, I began developing my own using my education background, classroom experience, and life with our children. I thought about the requirements for kindergarten and what my children enjoyed doing. I took into consideration time available for preparation and the length of time my children could focus. I knew that making the learning applicable and incorporating it into the day was key. Thus began the creation of the ABC Jesus Loves Me Preschool Curriculum.
Four curricula for ages 2-5 are the foundation of ABCJLM. Each curriculum builds upon the other with a foundation of the Bible, character education, and preparation for Kindergarten being the goal. (A fifth curriculum for 1-year-olds is to be released early 2016.) 100’s of supportive pages are provided to help with teaching, academics and Bible time, craft ideas, holidays, academic concepts, character education, working on motor skill development, visual perception, training, and so much more can be found on the website.
Feel daunting? Not at all. When you choose ABCJLM Curriculum, you aren’t traveling the road along. Join me and almost 7000 parents and teachers who daily ask questions and share ideas on our ABC Jesus Loves Me Facebook Group.
Thousands of families, churches, and preschools around the world are using the ABC Jesus Loves Me Preschool Curriculum as a guide to help them be intentional with the children in their lives. I hope that you will take a moment to join the ABCJLM family too!
Heidi is stay-at-home, Jesus-lovin’ momma of four who loves to encourage and connect with other women! When she isn’t blogging at Our Out-of-Sync Life or tweaking ideas for ABCJLM, you can find her doing the same things you do – loving, laughing, calming, training, and impressing upon our children to live for Christ in this “out-of-sync” world. .