By Arielle Levites When my youngest child started preschool she cried all day long. Erika, a veteran teacher, held her for hours and comforted her. After two long days my little one (now a great big four-year old) was ready to look around, make friends and explore her … [Read more...] about What Will Happen to Jewish Preschool and the Teachers our Children Love?
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Dear Teachers and Staff of the ECLC… For those who don’t know me, my name is Jeff Greenwald. I am the Vice President of the Roth Family JCC Board, a parent of a 4 year old in Room 3 (and 2 other boys that have since graduated), and the husband of one of your co-workers (my bea … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to the Teachers and Staff of The Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Center (ECLC) at The Roth Family JCC
By Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Cindy Grebow We are in week two of our new normal, trying to balance supporting and engaging our community and adjusting to the realities of a synagogue taking place entirely online. One of the first questions we asked ourselves was, how would … [Read more...] about Everything I Ever Need To Know, I Learned in Zoom Nursery School
JCC Association of North America and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) have announced a major new partnership to address immediate challenges facing the field of Jewish early childhood education and family engagement. This marks the first time JCC … [Read more...] about JCC Association of North America and The Union for Reform Judaism Launch Unprecedented Partnership to Strengthen Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education
By Linna Ettinger Vision is certainly required to raise children to be upright citizens of today’s society, but in a bilingual (Hebrew and Arabic) Kindergarten in the town of Jaffa in Israel, the director, Ora Balha, demonstrates vision and also extraordinary courage every d … [Read more...] about In Which Society will our Children Flourish and Thrive?