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

SVIVAH’s HerTorah: High Holiday Conversations

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sukkah City x DC

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 12:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Gan Shabbat at Agudas Achim (outdoors and in-person)

Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Sukkah City x DC Community Day

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Author Talk: Marvin Kalb on “Assignment Russia”

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Young Families Pre-Sukkot Play Date

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Sukkah City x DC Virtual Panel

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bender JCC Bagels and Business

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 7:45 am - 9:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible