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Supportive Supervision

Early childhood centers that have been reopening since early summer have a word of warning for schools: Don’t forget to make time for supportive supervision. More than ever, educators isolated in their classrooms or behind their laptops need support. The early childhood field has a unique model of supervision, rooted in relationships and collaboration, that […]

Prizmah Podcasts: Foundation For Life – Excellence in Jewish Early Childhood Education

Learn about the vital, sophisticated work of Reggio-inspired Jewish early childhood educators from two day school administrators and a field leader who is also the author of a recent dissertation. The conversation ranges from the ways that educators understand the minds of young students to the development of Jewish identity and creativity, with a glimpse into […]

A Little Bit More Far than Mexico: How 3- and 4-year Old Jewish Children Understand Israel

This study examines how 3- and 4-year-old Jewish children think and feel about Israel. The research, conducted as a collaboration between scholars and practitioner-researchers who work in Jewish early childhood centers, draws upon group interviews, elicitation/provocation exercises, a drawing task, and teacher documentation to investigate how some of the youngest learners in Jewish educational settings […]

Early Childhood Compensation can Change

The time for change is now. We can (and must) do it. Being a teacher, a woman, and an early childhood educator is financially hazardous, according to CASJE’s recent report, “Compensation: The Salaries and Benefits of Jewish Educators.” This information is not new, and it is not unique to early childhood Jewish education. What is […]

Nice Work if You Can Afford It

The time for change is now. We can (and must) do it. By Anna Hartman Being a teacher, a woman, and an early childhood educator is financially hazardous (13), according to CASJE’s recent report, Compensation: The Salaries and Benefits of Jewish Educators. This information is not new, and it is not unique to early childhood Jewish […]

Together for the Journey and the Win

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  The internet is pretty unsure who first developed this little bit of wisdom, but most of us can agree that it makes sense. Working together seems promising. But as anyone who has ever written a group term paper or […]

Supporting the Search for Community

As a person who is passionate about supporting a vibrant, growing and inclusive Jewish community, I have always been interested in investments that help create systemic and lasting impact. The early childhood space is a pivotal inflection point for families, and support of this area in particular can have a lifelong impact on families, as […]

Betting on Jewish Early Childhood Education, Redeeming Our World

By Anna Hartman “The voice of children learning (tinokot shel beit rabban) preserves the world;through these children, the world is saved.”Zohar, introduction, with parallel messages in Talmud Shabbat 119b The rabbis of the Talmud understood something about the magic of childhood. The fate of the world, they said, rests on the existence of children and their learning. […]