PROGRAM FEATURES


Stories of God’s Love for preschool (ages 3-4 or 4-5) and kindergarten builds connections between home, church, school, and family. Written by a team of early childhood specialists, this program follows the USCCB’s “Guidelines for Pre-School Materials” and meets the early learning standards of the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC).

Throughout 31 lessons, kindergartners' hearts are touched with the message of Scripture and contemporary stories are told to help them make the connections between Scripture and everyday life using stories from both the Old and New Testaments. Real-life connections are made following the presentation of a key story from the Bible one week, the next week’s lesson invites the child to connect the Bible story to everyday life. Ten additional lessons introduce students to the liturgical seasons and holy days.

A strong faith foundation is laid for those who will be using Blest Are We Faith in Action, Be My Disciples or another elementary religion program.

 

Stories of God’s Love Components

Family Focus pages help facilitate continued faith sharing in the home through prayer, activities, and reflection. A separate family magazine, available for purchase, helps families focus on practicing key virtues as they relate to the Stories of God’s Love lessons.  

Additional program resources include the Program Director’s Manual, Music Program, and Story Posters. Online resources for children, parents, catechists, and teachers include prayers, activities, articles, and games.

Connect with and share ideas within an exclusive network of fellow early childhood teachers, catechists, educators and administrators via Facebook. Join here.

RCL Benziger is excited to provide short training videos containing tips that will help you engage young children in your preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
 

Join Miss Debbie as she prepares to teach each lesson in Stories of God’s Love specifically for preschoolers ages 4 and 5. Miss Debbie’s Tips for teachers may be used for our Stories of God's Love 3-4, 4-5, and Kindergarten programs. Access Miss Debbie's tips here.

Stories of God’s Love My Emotions Video Series

The My Emotions video series correspond to a unit or chapters in Stories of God’s Love. Teachers and catechists may use the videos in the classroom or virtually, or adults may use the videos with children at home. Each video focuses on emotions that young children experience to help them identify, define, and use their feelings in appropriate ways. The videos help the children understand that they are the shepherds of their own emotions. Each child is responsible for caring for his or her feelings in a healthy way.

 

The Stories of God’s Love: My Emotions videos are research-based, utilizing the work of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on building social and emotional skills. The videos may be accessed through Flourish, RCL Benziger’s online platform. A one-year license includes resources for adults both in the classroom and at home, such as the printable Feelings Chart and Emotion Cards seen in the videos.

 

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