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Due to COVID-19 safety protocols that are in place, the Early Childhood Meetings will continue to be done via Zoom calls until further notice. They will be recuring on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Watch you emails for the Zoom meeting links.
Email NID early childhood consultants, for more information.
Amy Cimarusti, St. Paul, Mount Prospect or call 847-255-6733
Jessica Gade, Immanuel, Downers Grove or call 630-968-3112
Doreen Peterson, Christ the Rock, Rockford or call 815-332-5551
November 9th, Zoom, Social Media Presence
December 14th, Zoom, Connecting to the Congregation
January 11th, Zoom, Summer Programming
February 12th, Consultant’s Schools Regional Meeting, Assessment & Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 28th, Concordia Univ., Leadership Conference, NID Early Childhood Consultants will present on planning Summer Camps
March 8th, Zoom, Community Outreach
April 23rd, TBD, Curriculum – Religion, Jesus Time, Chapel
May 2nd, Concordia Univ., Leadership Conference, Frances Honess-Grab (Early Childhood Director and teacher at St. Paul, Aurora) will present on STEM for little learners
May 10th, Zoom, Wrap-Up
(Contact the regional leader for locations, dates and times of meetings.)
Central Suburban Administrators Meetings
Contact: Valerie Winston, Immanuel, Hillside, 708-562-5580
City of Chicago Administrators Meetings
Contact: Donna Tennis, St. Philip, Chicago, 773-561-9830
Fox Administrators Meetings
Contact: Donna Laughlin, Immanuel, Batavia, 630-879-7163
Northwest Suburban Administrators Meetings
Contact: Steve Zielke, St. Peter, Schaumburg, 847-885-3350
Rockford Administrators Meetings
Contact: Nick Muench, Immanuel, Freeport, 815-232-3511
South Suburban Administrators Meetings
Contact: Lois Stewart, NID Mission Facilitator for Schools, 708-223-3110
On Saturday, February 6, 2021, guest speaker Dr. Hannah Graham spoke to our education community regarding common questions and concerns on receiving the the COVID-19 vaccine. Attendees were able to learn about the current vaccines, their safety, and benefits for individuals and society. For those unable to attend, as well as those who would use this as a resource, we are including a recording of the webinar. We have also attached a list of resources Dr. Graham referred to during the webinar.
On September 16, 2020, the LCMS Northern Illinois District hosted a webinar that explored how COVID-19 has influenced the well-being of children as a result of learning in virtual classrooms and being quarantined to their homes.
On August 11, 2020, the LCMS Northern Illinois District hosted a webinar that explored healthy responses to the real challenges of moving through the days of Covid, underscoring how our thoughts and our choices influence our effectiveness and sense of well-being.
Dr. Beverly Yahnke is a psychologist serving DOXOLOGY as the Executive Director for Christian Counsel. From 2010-2015, she served as the Chair and Professor of Psychology at Concordia Wisconsin. Previously, Dr. Yahnke spent over 25 years in private practice serving church workers and their families in the clinical group she founded in Milwaukee. Dr. Yahnke has written numerous articles about psychology, education and faith, and is a frequently invited speaker for clergy and educator conferences. She serves as an elected member of Concordia Theological Seminary’s Board of Regents.
National Lutheran Schools Week 2022
January 23-29, 2022
2022 LCMS National Youth Gathering
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