Feb 18, 2018

Our School Administrator & Pastor Conference is a "Don't Miss" event - February 28 - March 2, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It's not too late to Register NOW!

Jan 29, 2018

The month of February is filled with red hearts, valentines, and treats.  It's a month that invites us to help children identify their own feelings and how they can support the feelings of others.  Social emotional learning is important to all children's total development.  This Month at a Glance focuses on the development of empathy in children.

Jan 20, 2018

Plan now to celebrate Lutheran Schools Week - March 4 - 10, 2018.  Devotions, bulletin inserts, posters and more available with this year's theme, "It's Still All About Jesus"

Dec 18, 2017

ELEA Monthly News: January 2018
By Doris Knuth

Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ”

Happy New Year to you all.  The hectic pace of the holidays are behind us.  Christmas services done, learning music, reciting bible verses and making parent gifts completed and received with great joy.  Time to get back to our daily schedule as usual.  As we enter 2018 with renewed energy, I would like to offer ideas for your programs and families around the concept of January as Literacy Month. 

Nurturing young children comes in many forms.  Language and play are a young child’s tool for learning everything about the world.  It is also the most important tool for early literacy learning.  We continue to include literacy in everything we do in our classrooms and in our communication with families.  As children grow, their interests evolve and their thinking processes expand.  Here are a few ideas for you to share on increasing children’s excitement about books. Developing a love for books includes more than just reading to children. 

Dec 11, 2017

Our friends at ALDE are extending a great offer to ELEA members.  Any of their monthly webinars for the next year are available to ELEA members for just $25 per webinar (normally $75 for non-ALDE members).