Early Childhood & Family Engagement


By offering a high-quality Jewish educational environment that is both warm and welcoming, the Jewish community can inspire young children and their families to experience vibrant Jewish lives. Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for educators to connect with one another, to learn about the evolving needs of families, and to develop cutting edge approaches that meet the needs of the Jewish community’s newest members. Together with leaders and providers of early childcare and enrichment programs, we’re rewarding changes that help make this vision a reality.

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Resource Guide
A resource guide for Jewish educators and youth professionals in the aftermath of the fatal mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
How we can provide our students and youth with the emotional support that they need now, and to empower this generation to bring about the change they want to see in this world. Access our webinar recording and resources.
Resource Guide
The following resource guide is being built in support of and will grow in response to our work around Thriving. As one of a number of educational institutions thinking deeply about this potential paradigm shift in how we approach our work, we have responded to many requests about what to read, watch and listen to - and where to start.

Related networks

Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
This network is designed to support Jewish early childhood professionals in using their natural environments to stimulate more independent play and strengthen their nature pedagogy approach overall. T
Facilitator: Jo Kay
This network is for full-time congregational school educators (other than directors) who meet face-to-face to share their innovative models and strategies, and to explore their own potential to make a
Facilitator: Shariee Calederone
This network is designed to help strengthen models of early engagement for families with children ages 0-5. Participants will discuss and explore opportunities to draw from best practices in early enr
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, 1 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10065
Join UJA-Federation of New York and Manhattan synagogues for a community-wide conversation with Israeli happiness guru Tal Ben-Shahar.

Latest News from Early Childhood & Family Engagement

Apr 5, 2018
Sarah Paikin
How can early childhood educators plant the seeds that will grow into meaningful connections to Israel?