Early Childhood & Family Engagement

EC&FE

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.

Related Resources

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How can we deepen our students' exposure to the arts and how can we do so in a rich and meaningful way? What is the connection between neuroscience and the arts and how might that influence how we incorporate the arts into our programs or argue for them in our budgets? How does an Arts-based Jewish educational model differ from wonderful but episodic Arts-based experiences?
Resource Guide
This Resource Guide is being built in support of and will grow in response to our 2018 Jewish Futures Conference: Power to the People. We hope you will let us know how you use these resources in the weeks and months ahead. 
Video
Our webinar brought together experts and voices from the field, as The Jewish Education Project examined how to speak with children, teens, and families in the wake of this shifting reality; helping them cope, feel secure, and make meaning in today’s world.

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Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
This action network will deepen educators understanding of nature-based learning while enriching their knowledge, strategies, and approaches taking place in their own school setting. Educators will explore the…
Facilitator: Jo Kay
A network open to full-time educators (Ass’t Directors/Principals, Family Engagement Professionals, Program Directors, Camp and Youth Professionals, Full-time Teachers) other than Senior educators/directors,…
Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
This network will help family engagement educators develop best practices, be reflective about their work, and refine their skills and abilities to engage families with young children in more creative and…
24
Sep
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10128
An In-SITE-ful Journey Art inspires wonder, curiosity and can provide opportunities for self-exploration for children and adults alike. Our visit to the Jewish Museum is the first in the Jewish

Latest News from Early Childhood & Family Engagement

Aug 16, 2019
By
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith, Managing Director, Leadership Initiatives, writes about the messy process of change.