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

Bender JCC- Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Persian Lessons

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Intro to Judaism: The Big Ideas

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

JCADA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Uptown Shabbat with Robyn Helzner & Larry Paul

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

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

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Dr. I.J. and Rachel Fellner Memorial Lecture

Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm