Step 1

The resources below, which include three parenting messages, we feel will really help you start right now, at the beginning, to do the things that will matter the most to you and your child in the future. These early years are incredibly important. Listening to this series and talking about it together with your spouse will be an investment of time that you will never regret.

  • MESSAGE 1:  Listen to Message  You are the spiritual leader in your home and your child’s greatest guide in understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • MESSAGE 2:  Listen to Message  The most important relationship in your home is your marriage and its one that will lead to your child’s emotional health and confidence in life.
  • MESSAGE 3:  Listen to Message  When your children walk out your door to face their futures as adults, what are the values you will have instilled in them? This message will encourage you to really think with the end in mind.

This is by no means the complete word on parenting preschoolers. But it is an opportunity, an opportunity for you to be INTENTIONAL, an opportunity for you, at the very beginning of this new life, to begin with the end in mind. What do you hope they know and never forget?

This is not a guarantee that you will raise perfect children, but a promise that time WILL pass and you will be looking into the eyes of adults some day. What will you wish you had said or done from the very beginning to give them all of the tools they needed?

We would like for you and your spouse to listen to each message, talk about it together, and complete the homework, which you will share at the dedication.


Step 2

Once you have completed Step 1, please watch this video.  Unless you are a single parent, it is important that both parents watch this video. 

Step 3

Next, stop by Sonshine Island, our Preschool environment, to pick up your orientation packet!  If you are new to Sonshine Island, please stop by NextGen Guest Services desk and someone will connect you with a leader for a tour of our environment and your packet.


We'd love to talk with you!  Please contact our NextGen Director Simi Carlson at or at 757-496-5700.