BONUS 1 2, & 3

I hope you already have the book, but is not, please get it here: How to Start a Daycare/Preschool as a Mission:You Most Important Mission Can Pay for Itself

Secrets of an Effective Chapel Please notice that this will come in your downloads, rather than letting you click through. I like this one best because it allows landscape formatting for the curriculum.
Alternatively, here is the file in pdf. Secrets of an Effective Chapel

BONUS 2 Forms

BONUS 3 TCCN Parents Orientation Manual

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PLEASE READ – Community Expectations


Welcome! So glad to have you in common mission with us. Please read the following guidelines. Then see the posted BONUSES, pinned at the top of the Members’ Page. Then either scroll down or search for any topic you wish to discuss.

Goals are to support each other in sharing information about and morale boosting encouragement for building congregationally affiliated.

Therefore, let’s keep conversation here all pleasant. To this end we will not argue our doctrine. However important and fun this might be, this is not the place. We acknowledge that we have members to come at their various missions in different ways, but here we will focus on this one mission.

Secondly, any problems concerning technical support, order snafus, and other issues with the administration should be directed to, and ultimately to Sharon Sarles. The community can not respond effectively to such a problem and so discussion of it is not appropriate here. We do have both email and in the finally also land mail. We explicitly ask for patience because we are a tiny operation, dependent on other vendors’ tech support, and not tech gurus ourselves. There may be thousands of you, but only one of me. And I might be away serving one of you, so please be patient.

It is, however, quite appropriate to have fun.

Please do contribute. Only if people visit and share will there be a robust community.

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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.!

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TCCN Lesson 12 Avoiding the 6 Disasters and Achieving the 7 Excellences

We wrap up the course with an easy lesson, giving you an overview and reminder of what to consider. Stick with your vision. Please share ours of how important early childhood education is to the mission of congregations.

TCCN Lesson 12 Avoiding the 6 Disasters and Achieving the 7 Excellences

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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

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TCCN Lesson 10 Marketing Like a Master

A vital threshold: getting the word out. I share with you the latest thinking about sales and marketing today. Be warned, however, that in Texas, at least, a center may not advertise until they have obtained their license.

TCCN Lesson 10 Marketing Like a Master

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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.

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TCCN Lesson 8 Fundraising and Scholarships

Realistic tips on finding more money and the secret of spreading it around effectively with as little conflict as possible.

TCCN Lesson 8 Fundraising and Scholarships

Happy gathering and giving.

Please add in the comment space below any great fundraising ideas you have used.

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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

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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:

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TCCN Lesson 5 Curricula and Equipment

Here is the link for Lesson 5. Lots of fun! We get to go buy stuff! YAY! I will tell you how to save money too.

TCCN Lesson 5
Happy buying!

Links to catalogs:

Nienhuis Montessori

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TCCN Lesson 4 : Secrets to Managing for Peace and Profit

In this lesson, I let you in on the single biggest secret to peace and profit as well as fulfilling your mission: the right director. Then I tell you how to do successful hiring. Finally I give you the open secrets from the very richest and best organization.

TCCN Lesson 4
Happy hiring!

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