Early Childhood Education

“Professional development is born when there is a willingness to say – I don’t know, to ask questions and to loan from the child’s knowledge” ~ Marina Mori (Educator, Reggio Emilia)

Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programs

The Jewish Federation’s department of Jewish Life and Learning strives to provide the highest quality of programs for our community’s youngest learners and their families. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities that focus on:

  • Increasing the knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, rituals, and practices of our early childhood educators
  • Deepening our knowledge of current pedagogy and how to bring it in a meaningful way to our classrooms
  • Increasing knowledge and understanding that leads to better supporting children and families in the areas of inclusion and diagnostic evaluations

Resources for Educators

  • Educational & Professional Development: As a professional in the field of Jewish education, your curriculum is multi-faceted and ever-evolving. Explore the various approaches to learning, resources and articles compiled by Federation’s team of educational experts.
  • Reggio Approach PowerPoint

Federation’s department of Jewish Life & Learning delivers high-quality educational training, professional development, teen engagement programming, inclusion and disability expertise, early childhood educational resources and adult learning opportunities.

Need information for items not included on this page?  Please contact us.

 

Upcoming Events
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Thu
Feb
  15
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5700 Park Heights Ave, Park Heights MD 21215
Our Keynote presenter, Dr. Ross Greene, will be speaking about Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges. He will be speaking throughout the day as will other presenters on topics that include: behavior management, reading and writing, teaching limudei kodesh to struggling students, and a special concentration in early childhood.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Advocacy, Parenting, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150

 
 
Sun
Mar
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Jun 1 - Jun 3
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
No parents allowed! Kids, bring your grandparents to camp for a wonderful weekend. Enjoy time away together celebrating Shabbat, making memories, having fun and growing closer to one another. Housing for Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp Weekend will be in Nesiya Lodge. All rooms include individually controlled air, two hotel quality queen size beds, linen and towel service, desk, phone, wireless internet, and in-room safe. Adjoining rooms are available for families of five or more. Food service is kos...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Aug 17 - Aug 19
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Celebrate the end of summer at Capital Camps. Before the chaos of the school year sets in, join with other camp families to swim, play and celebrate Shabbat. Enjoy quality time together, make new friends and new memories. Your family can choose to live in a cabin or an air-conditioned lodge room – all accommodations have private bathrooms. Our food service is kosher under kosher supervision, and chefs create delicious and nutritious options for everyone. Our air-conditioned dining hall is the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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