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Early Childhood Education

First 36 Graduates with Victoria Simms

BJE and Simms/Mann Institute Graduate Final Class of First 36 Project

Sep 22, 2020

In August 2020, the fourth and final cohort of the First 36 Project was honored for completion of the program with a Zoom graduation ceremony. In addition to celebrating this year's program graduates, a variety of speakers also highlighted the overall impact of the Project on both the Fellows and the schools they represented.

Early Childhood Teacher Presentation with Dr. Mason Sommers

Subject: Offering for Teachers Preparing to Re-enter Classrooms!

Open only to Directors, Assistant Directors, and ECE educators

Teacher with a young girl and boy in ECE

The Changing Early Childhood Landscape in Los Angeles

Aug 01, 2019

Not so long ago, Jewish preschools were thought of as “child care” and/or a way for their parent organizations (synagogues and day schools) to increase membership. In the past few decades, these programs have moved far beyond those limited roles, gaining in perceived importance. As the benefits and importance of early childhood education have become more widely acknowledged, parents have bought in - preschool has pretty much become a “given” among Jewish parents.

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

Early Childhood and Parent Education

Carly Rosenstein, Early Childhood Education SpecialistTo learn more about what BJE Programs are offering through the digital landscape, click here.

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