Mennonite Early Childhood Network
Mennonite Early Childhood Network (MECN) recognizes that faith formation begins at birth and seeks to provide Anabaptist faith formation resources to those working with young children. The MECN council, made up of early childhood educators, engages those working with young children through sharing resources and by participating in church wide conferences.
The mission of MECN is to assist in developing the whole child, spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively within a framework that reflects an Anabaptist interpretation of the Christian faith by providing information and resources for parents and early educators of all children, birth through kindergarten.
- Building FaithA website, created by Mennonite parents of young children, which provides Anabaptist-based resources for those who raise and teach young children.
- Anabaptist Faith FormationA website providing resources on Faith-formation curated by Anabaptists
- The Lion and The LambThe Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict with an emphasis on these themes for children. This website offers book suggestions and videos supporting various aspects of peace education.
- Community Playthings Weekly BlogThis early childhood blog provides posts on behavior and development, creativity and literacy, curriculum approaches, role of play in learning and much more.
- Exchange EverydayA website providing daily emails relating to important and interesting topics relating to early childhood.
- Zero to ThreeA national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development through a variety of resources including blogs and pod casts created by experts in the field of early childhood.