Who we are and what we believe
Foundations is a toddler through Kindergarten, Sunday school curriculum created to introduce and reinforce the basic tenants of the Christian faith. It is a one-year, spiraled; educational curriculum that focuses on teaching children basic facts, verses, belief systems, and habits which creates a rock solid foundation for future learning.
Developed by educators, Foundations uses simple, natural processes that are age appropriate and easily teachable. It finds its roots in basic, child-centered activities with ample repetition and reinforcement.
It also creates a link between the Sunday school experience and Parents: giving them direction and support to foster spiritual growth in their child at home. The connection between church and parent makes Foundations a unique and effective program that firmly prepares children to experience Christ, Christianity, and future Christian teachings.
Foundations focuses on 12 Topics that comprise the basic tenants of the Christian Faith. These topics can be taught in a specific recommended order, or they can be adjusted to accommodate existing church programs.
The twelve topics comprise one year of study, which is meant to be repeated throughout the preschool years.
The curriculum works for children as young as toddlers up through age six. It can be used in individually assigned classrooms, or in a multi-age setting.
The Topics are as follows:
Prayer: Communicating and establishing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ: Restoration.
Jesus Loves Me: The extent of God’s love for man: Redemption.
Love One Another: God’s command to us on how to treat others: Restoration.
The Meaning of Easter: The Crucifixion of Christ, and his resurrection, establishing a new covenant with man: Redemption.
Tell Others About Jesus: The Great Commission set forth by Jesus for us all: Restoration.
The Bible: God's gift to us. Why we have the Bible and what is in it. Restoration.
Creation: There is one God, who created everything, and is omnipresent in our lives: Creation.
Sin and Forgiveness: Brought about by a fallen nature, this separates us from God: Fall. Jesus Christ died for us on the cross to forgive us of our sins, therefore we must acknowledge this forgiveness and forgive others: Redemption.
The Church: What is the Church? What is the difference between buildings we go to and and the body of Christ? God calls us to gather together and love, support each other and worship Him. This month explores God's calling us to gather together in His name. Restoration
Salvation: What do we need to do to receive salvation? This month covers the steps to accepting Jesus as our personal savior. Redemption
Christmas: God gift to us, Jesus' birth. God sent his son for us in the season of Christmas: Creation, Restoration, Redemption.
Faith: Children explore the various aspects of faith. What is looks like, how others have followed and believed in the promises of God. Restoration
Every resource on this site is free to use for non-commercial purposes. This means, please use it as you wish, just don't charge anyone for it. The weekly take home books can cost some to print and is you need to, you can ask for what it costs to print. We believe that where ever and when ever possible, the truths of God's Word should be given freely and shared openly.
"Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by
permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers."