Tag - early childhood education

Why We Need Free Preschools

By Steve Freedman This past Sunday reminded me why the Detroit Jewish community is special. In the morning, my wife, Joan, and I attended an AIPAC breakfast featuring Dennis Ross and James Woolsey. Both speakers were amazing – and so was the turnout. Michigan, led by the Detroit Jewish community, is the leader in the Midwest, and beyond, in...

Should a Synagogue Build a Separate Website for their Early Childhood Center?

By Jen Lieberman Cultivating a love of lifelong learning is a hallmark of Jewish tradition and many synagogues support an active early childhood center or ECC within their walls. Often, information on the ECC is included within the main synagogue website with individual pages sharing information on admissions, programs, tuition, and more. Although...

A Way Forward for Educators and Leaders in Jewish Early Childhood Education (ECE)

By Janet Harris, Denise Moyes-Schnur, Dawne Bear Novicoff, and Seth Linden As more communities around the country recognize both the need for, and potential of, Jewish early childhood education (as mentioned  in a previously published article in Jeducation World: Envisioning A Collaborative, Modern and Seamless Future for Jewish Early Childhood...

Envisioning A Collaborative, Modern and Seamless Future for Jewish Early Childhood Education

By Adina Kay-Gross If you’ve ever stepped foot inside an early childhood Jewish education center in the late morning on a weekday, you may have asked yourself if you chose the wrong career path. There’s the delicious smell of baking challah wafting through the air, the gently raucous sounds of small voices singing and playing echoing in the...