BJE Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute

Monday, March 6, 2017
Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.
Valley Village, CA  91607

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2014 Early Childhood Educators Conference

The Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute, where hundreds of ECC teachers gather annually for a day of learning, skill building and professional growth, will be held Monday, March 6, 2017 at Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Boulevard, Valley Village, CA.

The theme of the Institute is “Reaching Every Child Through Teaching With Intentionality” and workshops will focus on engaging all students in every subject. We will learn from outstanding workshop presenters and are delighted to have Jayanti Tambe, the Executive Director of Early Learning at UCLA, as our keynoter to kick off the morning. Following the keynote, each attendee will participate in two workshops.

 

 

 

Early childhood education is so much more than playtime for young children. Early Childhood Centers are places where children begin to develop who they are in relation to others; they are places where whole families grow and learn; they start a trajectory for the child and the family that takes them into new areas of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and connection.

 

In its Center for Excellence in Early Childhood, BJE works with 65 Jewish Early Childhood Centers and countless Parent & Me programs across greater Los Angeles. BJE’s ever-evolving services include:

  • The Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute where hundreds of ECC teachers gather annually for a day of learning, skill building and professional growth. The last Conference was held March 14, 2016.  The date of the upcoming conference has not been announced but it is held annually in February/March.
  • Early Childhood Directors Network, designed to provide directors with a place to share resources, receive professional support from peers and engage in high-level professional developments specifically designed for those running Jewish Early Childhood Centers.
  • The First 36 Project, a program in partnership with the Simms/Mann Institute, to rethink the nature of Parent & Me programs in Jewish institutions and refine their ability to deepen and enhance the social and emotional development of the youngest children and their parents.  Six BJE-affiliated early childhood centers are participating in the pilot project.