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October 31, 2014 | 7th Cheshvan 5775

Early Childhood in the News Archives

Find previously announced learning opportunities and best practices from colleagues across North America.

Learning Opportunity: Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute
Are you or do you aspire to be a director of a Jewish early childhood education program? The JECELI, a collaboration between HUC-JIR and JTS, is recruiting candidates for its spring 2012 launch.


Jewish Genetic Diseases - Information and Testing Options
Learn about the number of genetic diseases which occur disproportionately within the Jewish community. 


Learning Opportunity: Teaching Jewish Values to Young Children
Hebrew College is offering a chance for Early Childhood Educators to enroll in its spring 2012 course. Using models of child development, explore Jewish values and how to convey them to young children.  


What's Affecting Your Early Childhood Enrollment? Help Us Discover the Trends
The URJ is looking for ways to support congregations in their efforts to engage families with young children, and so we're pleased to announced that we're partnering with JData to conduct a comprehensive survey of the URJ's 300 early childhood education programs, including their successes & challenges and the impact that government funded universal pre-K funding is having on many of them. To learn more, sign up for one of the JData webinarsRead more>>


Peter Weidhorn, ChairmanThe Task Force on Pre-K Government Funding's member have been announced! Meet the Task Force and stay up to date on what URJ Chairman Peter Weidhorn describes as "...the most important work that is to be done if we are to ensure a vibrant Judaism in future generations."
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Parshiyot Library - Love our Got Shabbat series? Great! Download all available Got Shabbat guides from our parshiyot library and stay tuned to the Got Shabbat page for new guides. 


Tot ShabbatThe Tot Shabbat Handbook, edited by Paula Feldstein, is now available from URJ Books and Music. Order now!.   


The Challenging Financial Model of Jewish Early Childhood Education - This recent Forward article, written by Renee Ghert-Zand, explores the cost of private Jewish schools.


It's never too early to start learning Hebrew!
If you want to integrate more Hebrew into your classroom and/or strengthen your own Hebrew language skills, contact URJ's Hebrew Specialist, Mira Angrist, or consider registering for a Hebrew College online course.


The Association of Jewish Libraries has compiled an annotated list of recommended books with Jewish themes, entitled Jewish Stars, for students from early childhood through high school. The topics include contemporary Jewish life, Jewish folklore, Holidays and life cycle events.
Shalom SesameShalom Sesame - Guess who's going to Israel. It's Sesame Street's Grover! The loveable Muppet is taking a trip to Israel (along with friends from the Street and celebrity guests) as Shalom Sesame is re-launched.

Rosh HaShanah: Stop and Smell the Honey - The start of the school year often coincides with the High Holy Days, which can make for a frantic start to the year. The Torah Aura Productions Bulletin Board blog offers some tips to dealing with this fall frenzy.


RJ Magazine Winter 09 CoverReform Judaism magazine articles to share with your lay leaders, colleagues and communities at large.

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