A Unique Preschool Curriculum

A Biblical Foundation for Early Childhood Education, created to speak to the heart of a young child, was published by YWAM's University of the Nations.  Barb Nizza directed the publishing project and continues its oversight and distribution from the YWAM Ozarks campus.

Key Benefits

Used for 30 years, A Biblical Foundation for Early Childhood Education helps you:

-Nurture a young child’s relationship with God

-Instill Biblical values deeply into a child’s heart

-Build a Biblical foundation precept by precept

-Create an environment where children are loved and valued

Tried & Tested

A Biblical Foundation for Early Childhood Education is user-friendly, making room for creative, innovative, and confident teaching. It has been:

-Used in preschools around the world for 30 years

-Taught by teachers of diverse cultures, skill-levels, and church backgrounds

-Experienced by children of many nationalities and backgrounds

A Biblical Foundation for Early Childhood Education is designed for those who believe children can know God and for those who want to lead them into that very meaningful relationship.

A Seven Part Package


1 Teacher's Guide

Manual 1 is the The Teacher’s Guide: An introductory manual of teacher tips and tools, compiled from a host of educators.

1 Music CD

Produced by Scripture in Song, a division of Integrity Music, the “I Hide Away Your Word in My Heart” CD contains 42 Scripture songs, put to lively, easy-to-learn music. It features Barry McGuire, Evie Karlsson, and a talented children’s choir

3 Lesson Plan Manuals

Forty-two complete teaching units in three manuals, each rooted in the character of God.

Manual 2: Knowing God our Father

Manual 3: Knowing Jesus, God With Us

Manual 4: Knowing Jesus Because of the Holy Spirit

1 Biblical Disciple Manual

Manual 5 is titled “Training in Righteousness,” and functions as a classroom handbook designed to lead children to the Scriptures when having behavior difficulties.

1 Full Set of Creation Posters

Twelve full-color teaching posters by artist Bryan Pollard and two matching sets for children’s hands-on use dramatically depict God’s creation of the world from the opening chapter of Genesis. This set also includes the script “Long, Long Ago.”


How Many Teaching Themes are in The Curriculum? 42 Units. Each theme, or unit, is based on a biblical principle that transcends culture or fads.

What age level does it cover? It has been designed primarily for children ages three, four, five, and six. Some teachers have used the principles outlined in the units to adapt for older children.

Can this be used in a Sunday School or home-school? The curriculum layout allows for easy adaptation to different formats and teaching venues. Its design of five days’ worth of lessons for each of the 42 units, or themes, can be shortened or extended according to the particular group of children.

Do the teaching manuals correspond to different ages of preschoolers? No. The same unit can be taught to a 3 year old, a 4 year old, and a 5 year old. So if a child is in your preschool for three years, he may hear lessons from units three times. But at this stage of his life, the repetition only serves to reinforce the principles and add confidence to his learning.

How can I teach all 42 units in my school year? You probably won’t get through all of them in a year. So the second year you teach, you can pick some new units that were missed the previous year. The curriculum is intended to give you more than what you might be able to use.