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Overview of the 12 Months of Curriculum

Foundations Curriculum: A Deeper Look and the 12 Topics Connected

The tenants of our Christian faith revolve around four truths: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.

Creation acknowledges that there is one God, who created everything, and is omnipresent in our lives.

Fall is the separation of mankind from God brought about by the sin of Adam and Eve, through the temptation of Satan.

Redemption of man comes from Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection for our sins.

Restoration is the new covenant between Christians and the Holy God, our communication with him and our responsibilities as Christians.

Each Foundations topic explores these four tenants, breaking them down into learnable pieces, supporting them with Biblical stories, and connecting them to our every day lives.

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

 These four tenants can be expanded to great detail for an older audience, but for the sake of teaching young children, the topics have been simplified into reasonable pieces.

These twelve topics cover the four tenants at a developmentally sensitive level. Teaching young children any new conceptual topic can be extremely difficult, as they have yet to achieve the developmental maturity to handle theoretical ideas and truths. Therefore, Foundations has attempted to create a base knowledge for children to answer their simple questions such as Who is God? Where does he live? How do I know that he is real?

It is our hope that by the time children reach Kindergarten they will understand that there is a God who loves them, he wants to have a relationship with them through prayer and the study of his word; they will sin, but can be forgiven, for Jesus Christ is real and died on a cross, then was resurrected, for them.

We also hope that they will understand how to treat others: with Christian love and compassion, using forgiveness, thankfulness, and telling everyone the good news of Jesus Christ.

With these basic Christian beliefs in place, children will be able to reason through difficult situations, trust and believe in Biblical truths, and they will be prepared to delve further into their Christian faith through future study.

List of Early Foundation Books by Topic Here

Songs and Music for the classroom Here