Early Childhood Education

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

New Date For Early Childhood Education Event

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, January 19, 2022

What Could This Mean for Our Jewish Community?, Thursday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

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PJ Library Hannukah Storytime

Jewish Moments, Courtesy of PJ Library

By Jeff Finkelstein / Friday, July 27, 2018

A group of staff from the Federation and the JCC met this week to discuss our PJ Library program. PJ Library is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The JCC, through Federation funding, carries out high quality programs to connect PJ Library families. Before I continue, let’s make […]

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Toddlers Playing With Toys

The Jewish Nature of Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Education

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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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ECC Professional Development with Julie Wassom

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

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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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Jewish Early Childhood Educators from Pittsburgh Studied Educational Philosophy in Reggio Emilia, Italy

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, November 7, 2017

12 Jewish early childhood educators just returned to Pittsburgh from a study seminar, Exploring Reggio through a Jewish Lens, in Italy (October 19 -29). The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and as subjects of rights who learn […]

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Reggio Seminar Deanna Oct. 2017

Educators Reconnect with the Language of Music

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, October 24, 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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Early Childhood Professionals Prepare for Seminar in Italy

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On October 19th, a cohort of 12 Jewish early childhood professionals, led by Carolyn Linder, Federation’s Director of Early Childhood Education met to discuss their journey for a 10-day seminar in Italy, exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach through a Jewish Perspective. This unique experience will focus on the professional growth of the participants as they […]

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Pittsburgh’s Jewish Early Childhood Education is Growing

By Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh / Monday, July 17, 2017

Jewish Life and Learning’s own Caroyln Linder writes in eJewishPhilanthropy about our ongoing work enhancing the quality and impact of Jewish early childhood education in Pittsburgh. Read the full story in eJewishPhilanthropy.com   Or online at the Jewish Theological Seminary  

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