A Sure Foundation

A Philosophy and Curriculum for Ministry to Infants and Toddlers

Lessons: 29
Age Range: Birth - 36+ Months
Overview

Transform your nurseries into a place for prayer, where children learn simple truths about God, begin to memorize Scripture, and hear foundational Bible stories.

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A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Starter Kit
A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Volume 2 Supplement
A Sure Foundation: Resource Packet
A Sure Foundation: Truth Statement Posters

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A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Starter Kit
$90.00 - $125.00
A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Starter Kit

Order 1 Starter Kit for your nursery program.

The Starter Kit contains:

  • One Infant Teacher's Guidewith the philosophy of ministry
  • One Young Toddler Teacher's Guide with four lessons
  • One Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1 with 13 lessons
  • One Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 with 16 lessons
  • One Praying for the Next Generation booklet
  • One A Father's Guide to Blessing His Children booklet
  • One Mothers: Disciplers of the Next Generations booklet
  • One Children and the Worship Service booklet
  • One ESV Foundation Verses pack (printed kit only)
  • The Curriculum Resources DVD with
    • Coloring Pages
    • Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages
    • The Resource Packet
    • Truth Statement Posters
    • Story Pictures (for Young Toddler, Older Toddler Volume 1, and Older Toddler Volume 2)
    • The curriculum logo
    • A training video
    • Other teacher resources

Available in print or electronic formats.

Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year from date of purchase. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

The resource files included with each licensed copy of the Coordinator's Kit (not including the Teacher's Guide) may be shared with the co-teachers and parents in the class as needed and instructed by the licensing information included in the Kit.

A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Volume 2 Supplement
$57.00 - $72.00
A Sure Foundation: Nursery Coordinator's Volume 2 Supplement

Order 1 Supplement to complete your original Sure Foundation materials.

The Volume 2 Supplement contains:

  • One Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 with 16 lessons
  • The Curriculum Resources DVD with
    • Coloring Pages
    • Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages
    • The Resource Packet
    • Truth Statement Posters
    • Story Pictures (for Young Toddler, Older Toddler Volume 1 and Older Toddler Volume 2)
    • The curriculum logo
    • A training video
    • Other teacher resources
    • Available in print or electronic formats.

Availabe in print or electronic formats.



Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year from date of purchase. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

The resource files included with each licensed copy of the Coordinator's Kit (not including the Teacher's Guide) may be shared with the co-teachers and parents in the class as needed and instructed by the licensing information included in the Kit.

A Sure Foundation: Resource Packet
$27.00
A Sure Foundation: Resource Packet

Order 1 packet per church or classroom.

The Resource Packet include 17 prayer signs and 28 prayer cards to be used by caregivers in all nurseries and classrooms to pray over infants and toddlers. It also has signs for all 28 toddler memory verses, along with coordinating designs for you to make memory verse cards and magnets to be used in class or sent home with families. This packet is printed in full-color on cardstock. (71 pages)

A Sure Foundation: Truth Statement Posters
$18.00
A Sure Foundation: Truth Statement Posters

Order 1 set for each nursery.

How can we teach children under two years old the truths of the Bible? Should we wait until they are older and can understand more? Although the minds of young children are limited, their spirits can be very active. The responsibility of a nursery worker caring for children at this age is to nurture that spirit. This can be done through very simple truth statements spoken frequently and casually. Children need to see that biblical truth is part of the fabric of everyday life.

These 12 full-color posters are 12”x18” in size and printed in full color on glossy cardstock. They are designed to be posted on the walls of infant nurseries and toddler classrooms to reminder teachers and caregivers to emphasize basic truths about God when they are interacting with the children.

A Sure Foundation: Infant Teacher's Guide
A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Teacher's Guide
A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Story Pictures
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 1 Teacher's Guide
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 1
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 2 Teacher's Guide
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 2

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A Sure Foundation: Infant Teacher's Guide
$5.00 - $7.50
A Sure Foundation: Infant Teacher's Guide

Order 1 guide for each regular caregiver and/or 1 for each infant nursery. (1 copy is included in the Coordinator's Kit.)

Ministry to infants is a ministry of spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus. Although young children cannot understand deep truths, their spirits can respond to the Spirit of God and they can begin to understand simple truths that will someday lead them to deep truth.

The Infant Teacher's Guide, titled The Fragrance of the Knowledge of Christ: A Philosophy for Nursery Ministry, guides nursery caregivers in setting the atmosphere of a nursery and praying for infants in their care.

Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

Bulk Discount

Order five or more Teacher's Guides to receive a discount. 

A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Teacher's Guide
$6.50 - $10.00
A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Teacher's Guide

Order 1 guide for each regular teacher or caregiver and/or 1 for each young toddler classroom. (1 copy is included in the Coordinator's Kit.)

This guide, The Wonders He Has Done: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Young Toddler Ministry, is for teachers and caregivers who work with young toddlers ages 18-24 months.

The Wonders He Has Done introduces a philosophy for toddler ministry along with providing 4 Bible lessons (repeated throughout the year), activities (finger plays and songs), coloring pages, Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages, and monthly memory verses.

Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

Bulk Discount

Order five or more Teacher's Guides to receive a discount. 

A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Story Pictures
$13.00
A Sure Foundation: Young Toddler Story Pictures

Order 1 set for each young toddler nursery.

The Young Toddler Story Pictures packet includes 17 story pictures designed for use with the four basic Bible stories included in the Young Toddler Teacher's Guide, titled The Wonders He Has Done: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Young Toddler Ministry. Pictures are printed in full-color on cardstock. (20 pages)

A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 1 Teacher's Guide
$13.00 - $20.00
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 1 Teacher's Guide

Order 1 guide for each regular teacher or caregiver and/or 1 for each older toddler classroom (24-36 months). (1 copy is included in the Coordinator's Kit.)

This guide, His Praiseworthy Deeds: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Older Toddler Ministry, is for teachers and caregivers who work with older toddlers (ages 24-36 months).

His Praiseworthy Deeds introduces a philosophy for toddler ministry along with providing 13 Bible lessons (including the four Young Toddler lessons) to be repeated throughout the year, activities (finger plays and songs), coloring pages, Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages, and monthly memory verses.

Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

Bulk Discount

Order five or more Teacher's Guides to receive a discount. 

A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 1
$24.00
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 1

Order 1 set for each older toddler nursery (ages 24-36 months).

The Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 1 packet includes 53 story pictures designed for use with the 13 Bible stories included in the Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1, titled His Praiseworthy Deeds: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Young Toddler Ministry. Pictures are printed in full-color on cardstock. (56 pages)

A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 2 Teacher's Guide
$17.00 - $26.00
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Volume 2 Teacher's Guide

Order 1 guide for each regular teacher or caregiver and/or 1 for each older toddler classroom (36+ months). (1 copy is included in the Coordinator's Kit.)

This guide, Set Their Hope in God: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Older Toddler Ministry, is for teachers and caregivers who work with older toddlers (ages 36 months and up).

Set Their Hope in God introduces a philosophy for toddler ministry along with providing 16 Bible lessons (repeated throughout the year), activities (finger plays and songs), coloring pages, Growing in Faith Together: Parent and Child Resource Pages, and a memory verse to accompany each lesson.

Electronic License Information:

Each licensed copy of the Electronic Teacher's Guide may be viewed, printed and used by one individual for one year. This material may not be shared among multiple teachers at the same time. However, if you are re-teaching the curriculum at a later date, the license may be renewed for a nominal fee.

Bulk Discount

Order five or more Teacher's Guides to receive a discount. 

A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 2
$31.00
A Sure Foundation: Older Toddler Story Pictures Volume 2

Order 1 set for each older toddler nursery (ages 36+ months).

The Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 2 packet includes 82 story pictures designed for use with the 16 Bible stories included in the Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2, titled Set Their Hope in God: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Young Toddler Ministry. Pictures are printed in full-color on cardstock. (85 pages)

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Overview

The church nursery is an exciting and vital ministry in the church—a launching pad for nurturing the faith of the next generation. A Sure Foundation: A Philosophy and Curriculum for Ministry to Infants and Toddlers is designed to help you transform your ministry to infants and toddlers into an integral beginning—a place of prayer for young children, a place where they hear foundational Bible stories, and a place where children learn simple truth statements and begin to memorize Scripture as they form their language skills.

A Sure Foundation is divided into four stages.

  • The Fragrance of the Knowledge of Christ establishes the philosophy of ministering in infant nurseries and creates on environment centered on prayer for each baby.
  • Young toddlers, 18-24 months, are taught four repeating Bible stories and monthly memory verses along with truth statements about God’s character in The Wonders He Has Done.
  • The Older Toddler Volume 1 Teacher’s Guide, His Praiseworthy Deeds, reviews the four stories already learned, teaches 24- to 36-month-old toddlers nine more foundational stories and completes the monthly memory verses.
  • For toddlers 36 months and up who have not graduated to a preschool class, the NEW Older Toddler Volume 2 Teacher’s Guide, Set Their Hope in God, introduces 16 additional Bible stories with accompanying memory verses for each lesson. If you do not have separate older toddler classrooms, Volume 2 can also be used as a midweek curriculum for older toddlers.

The Nursery Coordinator's Starter Kit includes 4 booklets that are valuable resources to share with the parents in your church:

  • Praying for the Next Generation
  • Mothers: Disciplers of the Next Generation
  • A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children
  • Children and the Worship Service
Electronic curriculum is a great option for many teachers. Learn about how to use our electronic resources and our policies regarding electronic licenses.

Training

We recommend this training video to help build a robust, biblical vision for nursery ministry (handout):

Update Your Kit

If you own the original version of A Sure Foundation (purchased before May 2017), please contact Customer Care at 877.400.1414 or [email protected] to discuss options for completing your curriculum or transitioning to the refreshed material.