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TCCN Lesson One

Thanks for signing up. I hope — and fully expect — this course will be very helpful to you. Here is Lesson One: click here.

Of course, you will want to quickly check to see if your building is likely to be acceptable to the licensing authorities. If you find that it is not, you may cancel the course and get your money refunded — in the next 30 days.

Please do tell others about what we are doing. Impress upon them the idea that missions matter, and the mission to the youngest is the most permanent. Early childhood education will pay off in many ways.

If you have any technical troubles, please reach out to us at Please be patient, because we are a teen-tiny operations and we depend on many outsourced tech vendors to make things work. Thanks.!

TCCN Lesson 11 Professionalization and Lasting Legacy

Very often overlooked is a critical step: basic training of workers how to be first workers, then teachers, and then leading professionals. Do this, and do it correctly, and you will ensure that you have left a lasting legacy. Overlook it, and you may have chaos.

TCCN Lesson 11 Professionalization and Lasting Legacy

TCCN Lesson 9 – The Secret to Chapel and to Preschool Related Church Growth

In this lesson, as promised, I will share the secret of good chapel, the secret of preschool related church growth, and really also, how the two are connected. I have never seen chapel done well in any preschool, but it would certainly be vitally important to do it well. Often people complain that the preschool did not result in church growth for them, but it is always evident in such cases that they did not do what was required to connect the two and permit growth. Some churches do harvest membership from their preschool effort. Find out why, how, and how it could work for you.

TCCN Lesson 9 Chapel and Church Growth

Warning: thinking required herein. LOL You may be surprised, but in the end you will be happy.

Please share any great chapel ideas below. Or preschool related outreaches.

TCCN Lesson 7 Secrets to Pleasing Licensing

Whether you are in the category of folks who are really frightened of the state licensing authorities, or not, you will find helpful the reality checks and instructions on how to succeed in the application process and the ongoing inspection visits.

Your homework is to obtain and fill out the application. Also, visit some nearby great directors. We have given you a headstart on that one with some video visits.

TCCN Lesson 7 Secrets to Pleasing Licensing

Introduction to Crestview UMC CDC with Teri Sloan

Introduction to Triumphant Love ECLA CDC with Laura Mumme

Introduction to the Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Program, Shalom Austin; with Iris Zisman, Director and Kathy Davis, Asst. Director

TCCN Lesson 6 Shared Space, Health and Safety

YAY! You are at least half way through. The hard part is behind you. Now let’s address the apparent obstacle of shared space and then be sure everyone is safe and healthy.

TCCN Lesson 6 Shared Space, Health and Safety

Also, bonus:
Help on emergency preparedness from FEMA:

Texas Health and Human Services for Texas CDCs:

Sample emergency plan from Louisiana:

And from an Illinois college: