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Building Jewish Education Across Los Angeles

Professional Development for Early Childhood and Parent Education

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, learn and build community; 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.

BJE works with 65 Jewish Early Childhood Centers and countless Parent & Me programs across greater Los Angeles. BJE’s ever-evolving services include:

Annual ECE Conference BJE’s Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute is an annual day of learning, skill building and professional growth for hundreds of ECC educators.

Early Childhood Director’s Network provides directors with a place to share resources, receive professional support from peers and engage in high-level professional development specifically designed for those running Jewish Early Childhood Centers.

The First 36 Project is a program in partnership with the Simms/Mann Institute designed 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.

For information about resources for Early Childhood Schools or Educators, please contact BJE Associate Director, Phil Liff-Grieff, 323-761-8614.

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