Early Childhood Educators

“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 support of 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 the 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

Dan + Claudia Zanes with Friends – New Beginnings

Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Congregation Etz Hayim Havdalah Summer Series

Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sweet Summer Series 2021: Manassas/Woodbridge

Sunday, July 25, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Still Traveling: More Bewitching Broadway

Monday, July 26, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Pozez JCC Board Meeting

Monday, July 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Joanie Leeds – All the Ladies

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

JCC Gardening Group Meeting

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Sweet Summer Series 2021: Chevy Chase MD

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm