A Sure Foundation

A Philosophy and Curriculum for Ministry to Infants and Toddlers

Lessons: 4—Young Toddlers (18-24 Months), 13—Older Toddlers, Volume 1 (24-36 Months), 16—Older Toddlers, Volume 2 (36+ Months)
Grade Range: Birth - 36 Months

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Discover the refreshed and expanded A Sure Foundation curriculum! The all new Older Toddler Teacher's Guide Volume 2, Set Their Hope in God, introduces 16 new Bible stories and memory verses for toddlers 36 months and up. The original three Teacher's Guides feature a refreshed design to make the lessons easier to teach and have been transitioned to the ESV Bible translation. The Truth Statement Posters and Resource Packet also feature all new original illustrations and graphics.

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.



Sample Lessons

Scope & Sequence



Training

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

Seminar Handouts

Preparing the Littlest Ones to Stand on the Truth



Original Curriculum

If you own the original version of A Sure Foundation, please contact our customer service team at 877.400.1414 or info@childrendesiringGod.org to discuss options for completing your curriculum or transitioning to the refreshed material.


Version:

Traditional Curriculum (click title for descriptions) Price Quantity
Nursery Coordinator's Kit Nursery Coordinator's Kit (ESV)
$125.00
Infant Teacher's Guide Infant Teacher's Guide (ESV)
$7.50
Infant Teacher's Guide - 5 Pack Infant Teacher's Guide - 5 Pack (ESV)
$34.00
Young Toddler Teacher's Guide Young Toddler Teacher's Guide (ESV)
$10.00
Young Toddler Teacher's Guide - 5 Pack Young Toddler Teacher's Guide - 5 Pack (ESV)
$45.00
Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1 Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1 (ESV)
$20.00
Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1 - 5 Pack Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 1 - 5 Pack (ESV)
$90.00
Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 (ESV)
$26.00
Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 - 5 Pack Older Toddler Teacher's Guide, Volume 2 - 5 Pack (ESV)
$117.00
Resource Packet Resource Packet (ESV)
$22.50
Truth Statement Posters Truth Statement Posters (ESV)
$18.00
Young Toddler Story Pictures Young Toddler Story Pictures (ESV)
$13.00
Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 1 Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 1 (ESV)
$24.00
Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 2 Older Toddler Story Pictures, Volume 2 (ESV)
$31.00
Foundation Verses Pack Foundation Verses Pack (ESV)
$6.00
Foundation Verses - 10 Pack Foundation Verses - 10 Pack (ESV)
$50.00