By Rabbi Sarah Meytin and Aliza Plotkin With more parents working full-time outside the home, the need to provide high quality early care and education has grown. A 2018 Study by Harvard proved what many already knew, having access to high quality early childhood education … [Read more...] about Many Jewish families’ first entry point to the community is through Jewish preschools
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By Ben Berger, Paul Bernstein, David Bryfman, Jeremy Fingerman, Anna Hartman, Miriam Heller Stern, Avi Orlow, Susan Wachsstock We are getting a lot of questions about how our fields within Jewish education are doing at this unique moment. As the pandemic has continued - and … [Read more...] about What’s Going on in Jewish Education? Answers from Leaders in the Field
By Dr. Tamar Andrews Our future entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, and philanthropists begin their educational journeys not in the halls of esteemed universities, but in classrooms of our local early childhood education (ECE) programs. ECE catches students during one most … [Read more...] about Jewish Early Childhood Education Needs Innovative Educators. Here’s Why.
By Meagan Friedman My center opened a few weeks ago. Those first two weeks were some of the longest, most rewarding, frustrating, and exhausting weeks of my life. That being said, I can’t believe how much I learned in those two weeks. For anyone who is re-opening in these new d … [Read more...] about Five Lessons I Learned While Running a Childcare Center During Covid-19
By Ilana Dvorin Friedman “I’m relieved it never came up,” a Jewish early childhood educator reflected at the end of the school year about her experience with a Black child in her class. “I worried before the school year started, but nothing happened.” The “it” this early chi … [Read more...] about Seeing Color: A Vision for Anti-Bias Jewish Early Childhood Classrooms