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

Resource Guide
This Resource Guide includes articles, teaching resources, videos, and websites that have been selected in tandem with our Jewish Futures Conference 2019, Pride and Prejudice: Jewish Education Amid Growing Anti-Semitism. We hope you will begin to explore these resources and we look forward to learning together at the conference.
Video
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. 

Related networks

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…
3
Dec
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Preschool of the Arts at Flatiron – 40 W 22nd Street , New York, New York 10010
Register An In-SITE-Ful Journey Visit At Preschool of the Arts, art is central to all aspects of the children’s experience. Art is woven into every area of learning throughout the day and is a tool

Latest News from Early Childhood & Family Engagement

Oct 3, 2019
By
David Bryfman
Jewish education cannot be a place sounding only alarm bells and modeling defensive posturing, writes CEO David Bryfman.