Jewish Life & Learning News

New Network of Studio Educators Formed

As part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s ongoing commitment to excellence in Jewish early childhood education, a new peer-to-peer professional network of six Studio Educators from our Pittsburgh JECEI/Bonim Beyachad early childhood education centers has been formed. Studio Educators from Beth Shalom, Community Day School, Squirrel Hill JCC, Temple Emanuel, Temple Ohav Shalom…

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The Jewish Nature of Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Education

Toddlers Playing With Toys

Our community’s nine Pittsburgh JECEI/Bonim Beyachad early childhood education centers continue to find inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach and its deep connections to Judaism. Dr. Gabe Goldman, one of the Federation’s Pittsburgh JECEI/Bonim Beyachad consultants and Director of Outdoor Jewish Classroom, draws upon his experiences in uncovering some of these connections in his recent…

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Jewish Federation Launches Marketing and Customer Service Seminars for Early Childhood Education Professionals

ECC Professional Development with Julie Wassom

As part of the Federation’s ongoing commitment to excellence in Jewish early childhood education, this week we launched a targeted professional development course to help early childhood education centers and their host institutions strengthen their knowledge and skills in recruitment and customer service practices. This four-part seminar with visiting marketing consultant, Julie Wassom, is being…

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Educators Reconnect with the Language of Music

Reggio Seminar Deanna Oct. 2017

As part of Pittsburgh’s continuing commitment to excellence in Jewish Early Childhood Education, in 2015 under the direction of Carolyn Linder, the Federation hosted The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children traveling exhibition from Reggio Emilia, Italy. In conjunction with the exhibition’s presence in our city, the 2015 summer North American Reggio Emilia…

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