Based on Strong Biblical Principles & Up-To-Date Research
Peggy and Lauren have a deep passion for supporting and providing training for educators, and are available to speak at your next event or training.
Events include, but are not limited to:
- Training for Faith Based Schools
- Training for Weekday Childcare Staff
- Training for Mothers Day Out and Sunday School Staff
- Keynote speakers
- Breakout session speakers
About the You Are My Treasure Model
The You Are My Treasure model can be used in childcare centers or school classrooms to educate and train children according to biblical principles.
This model emphasizes:
- Ongoing instruction in current brain research as it relates to the developing child. All brain science will be tied back to the One who created the brain…God, Himself.
- Deepening educator’s spiritual development. We, as the adults, must be transformed first by the Holy Spirit. That means we must become tangible examples of kindness, love and composure in the classroom.
- Having God’s teaching permeate the entire day. This means everything from praying at meals to conflict resolution, everything is based on God’s Word.
- God’s Word displayed throughout each classroom. Children learn best through props and visuals. One example would be The ROCK (Resting On Christ the King), a designated prayer area in each classroom for age three and older. This is a visual area used by children when emotions overwhelm them or when they face a tough situation during the day or anytime for prayer. (Children under the age of three will use the lap of or space beside an adult as their ROCK.)
- Heavy emphasis on training and practicing of skills. It is our belief that we cannot expect a child to obey until they are given the opportunity to practice a specific skill over a period of time. When consequences are given, they are given to teach the child, not to punish.
- Intrinsic celebrations rather than extrinsic rewards. In other words, we believe in celebrating the wonderful feeling inside when we have given/helped others rather than being offered a trip to a treasure box or given a sticker.
- Training children on how to manage their emotions based on scriptural principles.
- Day-to-day life based on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (ESV)
- Encouraging parents to attend trainings that are offered by the Childcare Center/School so that the two groups can work together to provide the best possible environment for the child.
Examples of Workshops
Chaos to Calm – What is the most successful process to use when a child melts down? How can I begin to lay a new neural pathway in the child’s brain so that they will have acceptable options to express their emotions when the world doesn’t go their way? Does the Bible say anything about our emotions or give us any guidance? Join us as we discuss this and other questions!
The Brain Basics – God made us all with certain needs. Brain research says we have social brains. What does that mean and how does it impact our classrooms? Why are secure, deep relationships critical to a child’s development? What do they need to flourish? Safety, relationships and a world to discover were all a part of God’s original creation. Join us to see how neuroscientists are now telling us that we need all of these things to thrive!
Chosen to Train – Peace is what we all want in the classroom, but how do we achieve it? Join us as we talk about ways to help children manage conflict resolution as well as how to set up routines that can bring peace to chaotic parts of the day.
Making Bible Stories Come Alive – What strategies can be used to make circle time exciting? How can we help to make Bible stories “stick”? Join us as we talk about music, experiments, movement, tone, and expression. All of these work together in making a memory, whether it is a Bible story or other circle time theme.
And many more!