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Get to Know the Early Education Resource Department

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ACSI's Early Education Resource Department serves member early education (EE) programs through consultation, assistance, and support. A resource team consults with each ACSI regional office to strengthen EE programs and equip EE educators through a variety of programs, products, and services. The EE department is headed by Sara Jo Dillard, M.Ed., who has served early education programs in various forms for more than 25 years.

Upcoming Early Education Events
ACSI Laws that Impact the Christian School Operations
Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

Regional Legal Legislative Event - Join administrators, board members, and HR personnel for this outstanding opportunity!

West Virginia District Meeting
Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 6, 2017

Indiana District Meeting
Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017

Online Community Discussions
Preschool Teacher Observation Form

Does anyone have a good teacher observation form you use when it is time for yearly teacher observations?
Standardized Assessment of MS/HS Bible Curriculum

I am interested to find out how different school assess Bible at the middle school and high school level. Which standardized test do you use for MS and HS Bible assessment? Do you assess at every grade level in middle school and high school? Does anyone conduct a comprehensive assessment at the end of the senior year as a high school exit exam? Are there ACSI standards in determining which grades need to assess Bible?
International Art Shows

I would like to join an international Art show and only see them in the USA based on regions. Can I join since I am from America? Can anyone tell me how I can start an International one so we can all see art from around the world? Let's glorify God in Art—Renee Smith at Hope International School in Cambodia
Featured Publication

First Performances helps teachers assess Pre-K through Grade 3 students, provide targeted instruction, and monitor student progress toward standards.

Early Education Training Resource

The Early Education Director's Manual is a complete revised edition that has over 250 pages of practical insightful information on how to operate an effective early education center. It also includes a CD of customizable forms. 

Featured Resources
48.8 Essential Training Areas for Children

Especially when my three children were younger, I always welcomed wisdom on how to raise them to honor and serve the Lord as adults. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has created a model for deliberately training young people; I’m sure you’ll find his ideas practical. —Dan

48.7 Equipping Your Child for the Race

We’re raising our children in extremely challenging times: ungodly ways abound and loud voices hail those ways as right. How do you train children to live godly lives so when they’re old, they won’t depart from wisdom? Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has developed a practical way to do that, and I’ve invited him to share it here. —Dan

48.6 Synergy-creating Family Practices

When it comes to raising godly children, many factors are outside our control. Even so, there are several things we, as parents, can do that will go a long way toward reaching this goal. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and author of Running with the Horses, offers some insights here. —Dan

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Early Education Accreditation

High-quality programs seek accreditation in order to validate they are striving for excellence. We believe that this pursuit matches the biblical directive of approving "things that are excellent" (Philippians 1:10, KJV).

The "accredited" seal denotes a program that has met institutional standards of quality and made a commitment to strategic improvement and ongoing accountability. Visit our Accreditation page to learn more about accrediting your early education program.