For ages 3-11. Working with the same overall themes of his first book, Building a Children's Chapel: One Story at a Time, Bill Gordh presents a wide range of folktales from around the world, stories from different faith traditions, and some updates of the original volume. The stories are presented to be told aloud, complete with storytelling tips and musical suggestions for each. Thirty-five curated folktales and stories from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, African, Asian, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions support the values that many desire to instill in children. As an award-winning storyteller, banjoist, author, and educator, Bill Gordh offers a storytelling approach that honors both the source material and the children who listen. Read More »
This article offers some key considerations to keep in mind when reviewing or evaluating your school board's composition.
The six most common misconceptions that Episcopal parish ECE programs and their sponsoring parishes have of one another that can hinder good church-school relations and prevent them from working more effectively together.
At small schools, even minor downturns in enrollment or fundraising can have an enormous impact on the school’s financial health and sustainability. How, then, can small schools survive and even thrive during a period of financial distress?
Episcopal early childhood and elementary programs can nurture the spiritual lives of children first by recognizing that young children are spiritual beings and then by giving their spiritual development the same attention and care as language development, motor skills, or social-emotional growth. How might we do this?
A sample list of typical duties and responsibilities of the director of a parish Early Childhood program. This document reflects recommended best practices. It is intended as a draft document for discussion and for the creation of a list unique in each church and school.
A sample list of typical standing commitments and tasks of the rector of an Early Childhood program. This document reflects recommended best practices. It is intended as a draft document for discussion and for the creation of a list unique in each church and school.
The Rev. Jonathan T. Glass explores the unique aspects of Episcopal Early Childhood Education program governance and the relationship between the sponsoring parish and the program.