Early Childhood Education & Care.

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We are admonished to teach the words of Holy Script "diligently unto thy children," and to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Matthew 6:33, Deuteronomy 6:7, and Proverbs 22:6, KJV).

A Biblical Imperative

Thank you for visiting the NAD Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) website. From the very beginning, Adventists have focused on the importance of education and healthcare in improving people’s lives. Additionally, Seventh-day Adventists have recognized the importance of the care, nurturance and education of God’s precious little ones. Ellen G. White stated, “It is during the first years of a child’s life that his [her] mind is most susceptible to impressions either good or evil. During these years decided progress is made in either a right direction or a wrong one”, Child Guidance, p. 193. It is our desire to support you as you mold the lives, the minds, and the souls of God’s most precious gift—young children.

As ECEC is a new extension of the North America Division Office of Education, we are in the beginning stages of learning and understanding your vision for ECEC as well as ways we can best support you. We invite you to complete the survey that follows as we would love to hear from you! Who is NAD ECEC? Each of us throughout every Union across the Division working together to “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6

Be Like Jesus Companion Contributors

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2013 EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER CURRICULUM
COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS, INSIGHTS, AND COMMITMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BE LIKE JESUS COMPANION CONCEPT AND CONTENT.

Davenia Lea, PhD

Associate Director of Early Childhood Education
North American Division, Seventh-day Adventist Church

Christine Gillan-Bryne, PhD

Previous Associate Director of Early Childhood Education
Pacific Union Conference, Seventh-day Adventist Church

Sue Patzer, M.Ed

Associate Director of Early Childhood Education,
North Pacific Union Conference, Seventh-day Adventist Church

Sherri Uhrig, MA

Children’s Ministry Director, Oregon Conference, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Charity Espina,Teacher, MA, Spring Creek Adventist School, Montrose, CO
Kathryn Hickerson, MAT,
Teacher, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, Berrien Springs, MI

Charity Espina, MA

Teacher, Spring Creek Adventist School, Montrose, CO

Kathryn Hickerson, MAT

Teacher, Ruth Murdoch Elementary School, Berrien Springs, MI

Special Thank You to GraceLinks of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for their contributions and permission to use their bible stories and video clips.