CASJE, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education, has announced the next steps in its long-term research project to explore how Jewish early childhood education (ECE) can serve as a gateway for deeper and more sustained involvement in Jewish life. While broadly conceived, the study will include a focus on ways that ECE institutions can better engage interfaith families and families that are not currently involved in a synagogue or … [Read more...] about New Project Will Explore How Jewish Early Childhood Education Can be a Gateway for Ongoing Involvement in Jewish Life
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By Michael Ben-Avie and Lisa Farber Miller As anyone who has done it knows, building a professional field is a long haul. The time and resources needed are immense. Initiatives and programs launched often are a mixture of successes and failures. Sometimes the greatest of efforts lead to mere incremental advancements. Jewish early childhood education (ECE) is no exception, as we both have experienced over decades of work. Three years ago, … [Read more...] about A Landmark Moment for the Field: Unveiling Standards of Excellence in Jewish ECE
Over 250 directors, teachers, and leaders involved in early education and engagement from North America and Israel, came together for a national conference which focused on the theme, Advancing Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century. The conference was hosted by Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ). Attendees expanded their knowledge and strengthened their commitment to the key principles and the most current theories … [Read more...] about Early Childhood Educators hold Conference
By Rachel Raz Twenty-three years ago, my husband and I were in the delivery room of Belinson Hospital in Israel. In the waiting room were my: parents, brother and his wife, mother in-law, sister in-law, uncle and aunt. Even before I became a mother I knew that I would not be alone in this journey. I knew that I could count on my family to support, guide, nourish and love me and my growing family. Eight months later, I packed my belongings … [Read more...] about Who will Guide, Nourish and Love the Next Generation?
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts - Monday December 12th and Tuesday December 13th. The theme this year is Nissim v’Nifla’ot, Miracles and Wonders. In addition to a rich offering of Miracles and Wonders sessions, this year’s conference includes a Directors’ Track, A Gisha (Access) Special Education Track, a Nature Track, and a Torah Godly Play … [Read more...] about Announcing Registration for Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference