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Professional Learning and Development
The Orchard

An ecosystem where early childhood Jewish educators and leaders learn and grow. A place to find free webinars for ECE Directors and classroom educators. They also offer national communities of practice on a variety of topics for educators across the country.

Free webinar recordings focused on a wide variety of topics can be found on The Orchard’s resource page.

Paradigm Project

Growing network of practitioner activists passionate about and realizing the incredible potential of the early childhood years for children, families, educators, and communities. Webinars and resources for educators.

Facebook group, The Paradigm Project Hub is an active place for questions, discussion and inspiration.

JCC Association Sheva Center

The Sheva Center is an innovative approach to early childhood education, empowering teachers and directors, and positioning JCC early childhood education centers as centers of excellence.

The Jewish Educator Portal

A virtual gathering place for educators around the globe to connect, find and share resources, network around best practices, and discover opportunities for professional growth. The Portal includes educational resources from hundreds of organizations as well as contributions by individual educators.

Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism

Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) is committed to serving early childhood educators and leaders in congregational settings. We believe in elevating the professional self of our members through education, networking, and collaboration

Jewish Learning Works

Jewish LearningWorks elevates the field of Jewish education by nurturing educators, inspiring innovation and promoting Jewish literacy.

The Efshar Project

The Efshar Project focuses on improving quality in Jewish Early Childhood Education and serves 11 ECE centers throughout Denver and Boulder, Colorado.

Family Engagement
PJ Library

PJ Library seeks to engage Jewish families with children from birth through 8 years with Jewish ideas and conversations through the introduction of books, music, and other media. PJ Library aims to enhance Jewish identity, increase engagement with Jewish life and community, and build a more vibrant Jewish community.

The K’ilu Company

The K’ilu Company The K’ilu Company sparks Jewish discovery through immersive theater and imaginative play. We create at-home kits, live programs, and educator trainings that bring Jewish tradition to life.

Higher Education for Jewish Early Childhood Educators
American Jewish University

Gain the knowledge and skills to elevate Jewish early childhood education settings at American Jewish University’s School for Jewish Education and Leadership. American Jewish University offers B.A. Completion Degrees, MAEd is Early Childhood education, E.D.D. in Early Childhood Educational Leadership and ECE Certificate programs.

The National Institute for Early Childhood Research

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) improves the learning and development of young children by producing and communicating knowledge that transforms policy and practice.

National Early Childhood Advocacy:
Shma Koleinu

Listening to and advocating for children, families, and early childhood Jewish education.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Professional membership organization that works to promote high quality learning for all young children birth to age 8.

Zero to Three

To ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. ZERO TO THREE envisions a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Founded in 1999, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is the national leader in early care and education workforce research and policy.

JCC Association of North America
The Jewish Federations of North America
Union For Reform Judaism