The Evangelical Lutheran Education Association promotes and supports quality, Christ-centered schools and
early childhood programs
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The ELEA supports hundreds of
schools and early childhood centers.
Checkout their webpage to find a school near you!
ELEA member Kate Elkins shares her vision, her enthusiasm for schools and her vulnerabilities in this wonderful article published in Living Lutheran Magazine. Kate is the Director of Midtown Lutheran Preschool in Atlanta GA.
ELEA members have access to the chapel resource, "O Come Let Us Worship." (Also available for purchase to non-members.)
Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals.
From Robin, comes the Inclusion + Belonging Toolkit! Available for elementary, middle and high school, these toolkits are jam-packed with interactive video lessons, student worksheets, a safe space agreement and printable posters for the classroom. Students will practice and build communication, empathy and perspective-taking.
The Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) is an award-winning child care program located within Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle.
Both planned and spontaneous activities and programs for children take place throughout the building and campus which is also home to more than 400 older adults. Five days a week, the children and residents come together in a variety of planned activities such as music, dancing, art, lunch, storytelling or just visiting.
These activities result in mutual benefits for both generations. More about their Intergenerational Programming here.