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In this article, research on the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI) is presented. JECEI was selected for study because JECEI early childhood programs are characterized by healthy relationships, the capacity to successfully promote children’s learning and development, and the engagement of families in the work of school improvement.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
Israeli-American and Jewish-American families across the United States are participating in a new children’s program through which they are mailed monthly – for free – a quality Jewish children’s book in Hebrew. Sifriyat Pijama B’America (SP-BA) provides an opportunity for young Jewish children, ages three to six, with or without Israeli roots, living in the United States, to sign up to receive free storybooks in Hebrew. The program is designed to strengthen participants’ Hebrew language proficiency and connections with Jewish values and culture, as well as develop a channel through which young Jewish children can spend more quality time at bedtime with their families in a positive, educational manner.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
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