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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Wed
Aug
  14
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
8900 Little River Tpke., Fairfax VA 22031
Professional Development for teachers new to our schools
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Professional Development
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Thu
Aug
  15
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Professional development for teachers new to our schools
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Professional Development, Professional Development
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Wed
Aug
  21
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Professional Development for teachers new to our schools
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Professional Development, Professional Development
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Nov 6 - Nov 10
Multiple times available
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Coming soon
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, Conservative, Havurot/Minyanim, Humanist, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Social Events, Volunteer, JWRP
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Nov 20 - Nov 21
Multiple times available
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
12750 Buchanan Trail E, Waynesboro PA 17268
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
ECE Directors Council Annual Retreat
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Professional Development
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Thu
Dec
  12
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Annual Jewish Early Childhood Education Conference Registration information coming soon
Listed In:  Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Professional Development, Professional Development
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Wed
Mar
  25
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (The Network of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1000 H St NW, Washington DC 20001
TBD
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Havurot/Minyanim, Humanist, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Networking, Social Events
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