Early Childhood


picture-candy-headshotSWD early childhood consultantDr. Candyce Seider, visits free standing preschools and childcare centers, serves as a resource for congregations who want information about ministering to young children, and encourages those already in ministry to young children and their families. Please contact her if there’s anything she can do to help you in your ministry as you point parents and young children to their Lord and Savior, Jesus.


2019 Early Childhood Conference Videos
August 2, 2019
Presenter:  Kim Marxhausen

C-LECT (Certification in Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching)
This certification will:

  • provide Early Childhood professionals with a foundation of Lutheran thought and teaching
  • introduce Early Childhood professionals to the mission and ministry of Early Childhood education in the church
  • assist Early Childhood professionals in supporting the faith life of young children

Teaching the Faith Workshops – These workshops are held in Spring at several sites around the District.

Literacy Festival – This workshop is held the first Friday in August at Concordia University Wisconsin

In His Hands – In His Hands is a resource manual for starting, expanding or improving a Christ-centered early childhood development ministry.