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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

Online Community Discussions
Board Training Handbook

I am putting together a handbook for training new board members. I am looking for some tried and true ideas/methods to include in this handbook. Do any of you have some suggestions?
Elementary Science Lab

Do you have any recommendations for curriuclum for an elementary science lab?...Response: Our school has used various curriculums, but several years ago we adopted ACSI's Purposeful Design Science Series and have been beyond pleased!
Tuition/Work Exchange

Parents owning their own businesses (most often tradesman) have expressed interest in exchanging work for tuition at our school. Has anyone had successful experiences with arrangements like this?
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
Religious Hiring—Discriminating on a Religious Basis in Employment Decisions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees that U.S. employers which are established as religious organizations may discriminate on a religious basis when hiring and making personnel decisions.

What Schools Must Prove to Make Employee Decisions on Faith

Several court cases have examined the religious organization and religious criteria requirements. Member schools must be able to show not only their religious nature, but they also must be able to articulate religious criteria for the employment decisions they make.

Ten Reasons for Religious Staffing

For over thirty years, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, has honored the right of faith-based organizations to choose the employees who can best further their missions, by explicitly acknowledging in section 702(a) their freedom to use religious criteria when making employment decisions. This religious staffing option is not an exemption from the Civil Rights Act, but a freedom incorporated into it.

We're Here to Support YOU!

We offer you a faith-based approach to early education. Check out the Early Education benefits folder!

Application for Early Education Membership

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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.