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.

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Upcoming Events
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Nov 15 - Nov 16
Multiple times available
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
12750 Buchanan Trail E, Waynesboro PA 17268
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The ECE Directors Retreat is a two day program specifically for school directors of the local preschools, nursery schools and early childhood centers. For more information on the content of this fun, enlightening and education experience for preschool directors, please contact Mara Bier, the Director of Early Childhood Education here at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington at mara.bie...
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Leadership Development, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; Various

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
The Early Childhood Educators Conference is attended by teachers and directors from all of the local preschools and nursery schools. Participants select and attend 3 sessions that help them grow and reflect. This year's theme is still to be determined, and will be announced no later than June 1st. If you are a teacher at a local preschool, please either contact your school director for more information. If you are a school director, please stay tuned for more information or contact Emily Matha...
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Leadership Development, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $60 (early bird fee) $70 (regular fee)