Professional Development for Early Childhood

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:

This past school year, in lieu of the Bebe Feuerstein Simon ECE Conference due to Covid-19 safety measures, we offered a series of webinars for early childhood educators including a keynote address. Next school year, we will continue to offer virtual professional development opportunities throughout the year but hope to resume an in-person ECE Conference, if allowed.

Bebe Feuerstein ECC Conference   Early Childhood Directors' Network  ECE Mentor Teacher Program

Simha and Sara Lainer Distinguished Educator Awards for Early Childhood Educators

Smotrich Family Foundation's "What If" Grants

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. 

For information about resources for Early Childhood Schools or Educators, contact Carly Rosenstein, 323-761-8623.