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The Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute, a new joint program of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in consultation with the Bank Street College of Education, has opened registration for the 2012 cohort. The program aims to provide new directors of Jewish early childhood education programs training in the skills they need to fulfill their task successfully.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
Chalav u’Dvash is a new, innovative Hebrew language instruction program bringing everyday Hebrew to children everywhere. The program, designed for children aged three to six includes a broad range of developmentally appropriate activities and interactive teaching aids. In just a few half-hour sessions a week taught in Hebrew by a Hebrew speaking teacher, children can master simple conversational Hebrew.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2011
The Alliance for Jewish Early Education is a network of state and national organizations, institutions and philanthropies that are currently addressing issues related to the Jewish education of young children and their families. Their website offers resources and toolkits for parents, teachers, and program directors, as well as relevant research papers and contact information.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
MazelTot provides parents-to-be and families with children under age five with information and three big discounts on hundreds of activities offered by dozens of organizations in greater Denver and Boulder. It’s a new way for young families to connect Jewishly. The website launched in late-2009 with a grant from Rose Community Foundation, which supports projects that build and enhance Jewish life in the greater Denver area. There are now 32 Jewish institutions listed on the MazelTot site, collectively offering hundreds of programs and events for tots and young families. More than a thousand families from throughout the Denver and Boulder areas have registered on the site. The site gets an average 1,700 visitors per month.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
Kveller.com is the first and only Jewish parenting website aimed at parents from across the Jewish religious spectrum, with special attention paid to interfaith families and the less-affiliated. From its popular Jewish Baby Name Bank to its prolific bloggers, Kveller has content reflecting all types of Jewish families: observant, interfaith, queer, divorced and more. It also connects parents to local organizations and events, including piloting online communities with calendars of events and lists of resources, as well as local Facebook groups.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2011
After 50 years without organized Jewish educational options, parents in the Serbian capital of Belgrade are ecstatic following this summer’s grand opening of a preschool by the country’s resident Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries. Eight children currently make up the preschool’s inaugural class, but there are plans for larger classes in the future.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
Holiday Happenings is a fun holiday resource designed for parents and staff of the Union for Reform Judaism's Early Childhood Programs. Early Childhood Directors, Educators and parents will find creative and exciting ways to integrate Jewish tradition into the lives of the youngest students in school and at home. Schools are encouraged to distribute this as part of their ongoing teacher-parent communication and education.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
The Union for Reform Judaism has just released the Spring, 2010 issue of Ganeinu, a publication for leaders dedicated to early Jewish childhood. In this issue of Ganeinu they explore renewing the purpose, working in collaborative teams and professional and volunteer, which are cutting across specific areas of expertise.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, in partnership with other Jewish organizations, has begun a national initiative designed to create models of excellence in Jewish early childhood education, increase the number of families with children attending quality Jewish early childhood centers, and raise the number of families continuing to engage in Jewish learning and living after pre-school – The Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative. More than a dozen nursery schools across the country are currently participating in the initiative. Founded in 2003, JECEI, seeks to combine progressive education techniques imported from Reggio Emilia, Italy with a deeply embedded Jewish curriculum. This year, the program is expanding to new schools in communities across the country.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2009
The Legacy Heritage Institute is a professional learning partnership between Gratz College and Jewish Early Childhood Education programs throughout the Delaware Valley. It offers free tuition to the educators from two select Jewish Early Childhood Education programs so they can partake in a three-year pilot program of intense coursework and other educational experiences.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009