A Reggio-Inspired Journey Inside and Outside at Beth El Nursery School

Nov 13, 2019 9:00 AM
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM

Beth El Nursery School, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10804


Children at Beth El

Come hear how the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood inspired Preschool Director Ronnie Becher and the Beth El Nursery School teaching staff to embark on a 5-year transformative journey. During our visit we’ll observe classes, view their rich documentation, and walk through their outdoor nature space. See how their approach to materials and art support children in their exploration of Jewish holidays and culture.


Ronnie Becher

About the Host:

Ronnie Goldberg Becher, has been Director of the Beth El Nursery School since September 2000. Ronnie served as the Education Director of Gananu Early Learning Center in New York from 1996 to 2000 and came to Beth El with a wealth of knowledge in teaching, administration, supervision, and program development. Ronnie received her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she was awarded a fellowship for a reading and writing project. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Wexner Heritage Foundation Fellowship and has a long list of achievements and professional affiliations. She is currently the President of JECA, the Jewish Early Childhood Association, a professional organization for Jewish early childhood directors in the larger metropolitan area.

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