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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Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Chanukah Challah Tots in Reston

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Barnes and Noble Chanukah Gathering

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chanukah Bazaar

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Tango Under Jewish Stars

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Hanukah Human Rights Coffee House and Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Torah School of Greater Washington 25th Annual Dinner

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm