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

JFamily Breakfast at Timber Pizza

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Families Serving Together REV

Families Serving Together: “Soupkot” Edition

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Sukkot Create ‘n Play with Growing Jewish Families

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Growing Jewish Families

Shalom Baby Play Date at the J (0-3 years)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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How To… Find Wholeness in Jewish Living

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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12 Jewish Questions: A (Re) Introduction to Adult-Level Judaism

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Divas and Diners at Founding Farmers (Reston)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Restoration at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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