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<span>Alliance for Jewish Early Education is a network of state and national organizations, institutions and philanthropies that are currently addressing issues related to the Jewish education of young children and their families.  Website offers resources and toolkits for parents, teachers, and program directors, as well as relevant research papers.</span>

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  • Research Reports and Studies
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  • Reference

<span>MazelTot provides parents-to-be and families with children under age five with information and three big discounts on hundreds of activities offered by dozens of organizations in greater Denver and Boulder. </span><span>MazelTot is a nondenominational, no-obligation initiative of <a href="http://www.rcfdenver.org/" target="_blank">Rose Community Foundation</a> in collaboration with 32 organizations and congregations. The Foundation supports efforts to create and sustain a vibrant Jewish community, in part by funding new ideas that connect Jews to Jewish life and to each other. MazelTot was created in 2009 to meet these goals and to encourage young families to try new Jewish experiences. </span>

URLwww.mazeltot.org(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

<span>A volume from the series <em>Israel in Our Lives</em>. <span>The goal of these guides is to: <ul> <li>help introduce the idea of Israel into the lives of your constituents in an interesting and accessible manner; and, to</li> <li>suggest ways to help promote the idea of a visit to Israel - the Israel Experience - as a critical Jewish experience for every young Jew.</li> </ul>

Publication Date1999
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  • Handbooks and Guides

<span>HFRP invited the Flamboyan Foundation—a private family foundation focused on improving educational outcomes for children in pre-K–12 public schools in Washington, DC and Puerto Rico—to share its classroom family engagement rubric with the readers of the <em>FINE Newsletter</em>. Lela Spielberg, Manager of Professional Development Partnerships at the Flamboyan Foundation, introduces the rubric with an article on what teachers need to know to successfully engage families.</span>

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<span> <p>Since the 1997 publication of <a href="http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/new-skills-for-new-schools-preparing-teachers-in-family-involvement"><em>New Skills for New Schools</em></a> by HFRP, the education reform landscape has changed dramatically, making it necessary to align teacher preparation and professional learning for family engagement with the goals of a twenty-first century education.</p> <p>Harvard Family Research Project is currently working to gather information about promising teacher education practices to prepare teachers to partner with families for student success. This brief provides a preview of these practices—to be published in our forthcoming policy brief in Spring 2011—including the five core elements of a system of training and professional learning for family engagement.</p> </span> ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

This publication is shared on the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life/MetroWest's<a href="http://www.thepartnershipnj.org/Section.aspx?id=1820" target="_blank"> Early Childhood page<img id="snap_com_shot_link_icon" class="snap_preview_icon" src="http://i.ixnp.com/images/v6.57/t.gif" alt="" /></a>. One measure of success in early childhood programs is when a parent chooses the next step for their child's Jewish education upon completing the 4's early childhood program. <p><span>To learn more about programs that work, incentives, and a quiz to see how your program measures up, click on the link at the top of this page. You may also click on the link to the Early Childhood page to browse through their other offerings. </span></p>

Publication Date2010
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  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Reference

This publication is shared on the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life/MetroWest's <a href="http://www.thepartnershipnj.org/Section.aspx?id=1820" target="_blank">Early Childhood page</a>. This handbook focuses on factors that impact on engaging families: who are our parents of today? What programs really work? What has lasting impact? Read rich reflections from the directors of myriad Early Childhood programs who participated in this Community of Practice.<br /><br />Click on the url given at the top of this page to go directly to the handbook; or click on the Early Childhood page to browse through their other offerings.

Publication Date2010
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  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Reference

PBS's online resource center for teachers offers a multitude of resources for K-12 teachers, including discussion boards, a blog devoted to multimedia strategies for the classroom, a webinar archive, as well as materials devoted exclusively to each age group &amp; grade level.

URLwww.pbs.org/teachers/(0 visits)
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  • Interactive Resources - Forums and Discussion Boards
  • Interactive Resources - Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Interactive Resources - Webinars
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video

<p> </p> <p>Becoming a parent can be the most thrilling and the most challenging of times. And in the months and early years following that pivotal moment of new parenthood, mothers and fathers often discover a new openness to bringing Jewish experiences into their lives.</p> <p>That's why UJA-Federation's Beginning Jewish Families Task Force, founded in 2008, commissioned a study to learn how to best reach out to young Jewish families. Now the task force, part of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (COJIR), has published the summary report, <a href="http://www.ujafedny.org/get/17603/">Jewish Early Engagement in New York.</a></p> <p>The study researched five communities as potential pilot sites for enhanced Jewish programming for new parents: Downtown Manhattan, Brownstone Brooklyn, Southern Brooklyn, Northern Westchester, and Staten Island.</p> <p>The report found that Jew ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

This article, from the New York Times Magazine's school issue, assesses new strategies for teaching self-control, or "executive function," to preschoolers. Written by Paul Tough, an editor of the New York Times Magazine and the author of <em>Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America</em>.

Publication Date2009
Resource Type
  • Articles
  • Research Reports and Studies

ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. We provide multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children and their families an extensive collection of resources aimed at supporting the work of professionals in a variety of early childhood settings. Our information is continually updated and refreshed and is anchored in evidence-based practice and scientific research. ZERO TO THREE also offers resources for parents and The Policy Center, a research-based, non-partisan program that brings the voice of babies and toddlers to public policy.

URLwww.zerotothree.org/(0 visits)
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  • Organizations - National and International Organizations
  • Databases and Resource Centers

<div>Parents of young children are often ill equipped to serve as Jewish role models. Their efforts to invest their home with meaningful Jewish practice are often hindered by their lack of Jewish knowledge. In 2000, the AVI CHAI Foundation challenged the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (FMAMS) to redesign their core adult Jewish education curriculum to both be more appealing to parents of preschool age children and to advance a case for day school selection. In September 2002, the FMAMS, with the financial support and coordination assistance of the AVI CHAI Foundation, began teaching the Parent Education Program (PEP). PEP is a customized adult Jewish education program, offered, on a pilot basis, to parents of children enrolled in Jewish-sponsored preschools in Boca Raton, Florida, St. Louis, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon. The goal was to expand preschool parents' Jewish knowledge and ...

Publication Date2004
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Early childhood education is the gateway to Jewish life. Early childhood programs affiliated with Conservative synagogues seek not only to introduce families to the joys of Judaism, but also to bring families into the community of the synagogue and the practices and traditions of Conservative Judaism. Too often this goal is out of reach for members of the early childhood staff, which may consist of a director or teachers who do not have a strong Jewish background. Even educators who have a strong Jewish knowledge-base may not have an understanding of Conservative Judaism. Without guidance, the school may be unable to fulfill the goal of bringing a Conservative Jewish experience to the children and families.<br /><br />The Vision for Conservative Early Childhood Programs seeks to address this challenge. A group of early childhood educators and lay leaders from across the country spent two ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Handbooks and Guides

An article from interfaithfamily.com about the growing number of non-Jewish students and teachers at Jewish preschools.

Publication Date2006
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  • Articles

Report 11 from the United Jewish Communities series on the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01. This report examines the Jewish education of today's Jewish children. It provides population estimates of how many Jewish children participate in various types of Jewish education, including formal schooling, informal experiences and early childhood programs. The report focuses on the association between parents' characteristics -- both demographic and Jewish -- and children's Jewish education. The findings show that parents' Jewish connections are strongly related to the type of Jewish education children are receiving, while parents' demographic characteristics are only moderately associated with children's Jewish education. A concluding section highlights key policy implications of the findings for the Jewish communal system.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&am ...

Publication Date2005
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  • Research Reports and Studies

Shamash: The Jewish Network, strives to be the highest quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the Internet. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art Internet tools to Jewish organizations and individuals who maintain discussion forums for the benefit of the Jewish community. <p>Shamash is the oldest and best known Jewishly oriented service accessible through the Internet. Shamash serves the full spectrum of Jewish religious, educational, cultural, communal, and social service organizations interested in utilizing new electronic technologies to share information and deliver services to the Jewish community worldwide.</p> <p>Shamash is a project of Hebrew College Online which is also the home of Hebrew College's On Line Courses.</p>

URLshamash.org/(0 visits)
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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers

The North American Jewish Data Bank is the central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry. The Data Bank’s primary functions are to (1) acquire, archive, and disseminate quantitative data sets and reports, both contemporary and historical and (2) encourage utilization of the archive through training and provide information about methods for studying Jewish communities. Our goal is to aid in understanding North American Jewish communities, and to improve the quality and utilization of research conducted about North American Jewry.

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  • Research Reports and Studies
  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Datasets

When What We Know about Jewish Education was first published in 1992, Stuart Kelman recognized that knowledge and understanding would greatly enhance the ability of professionals and lay leaders to address the many challenges facing Jewish education. With increased innovation, the entry of new funders, and the connection between Jewish education and the quality of Jewish life, research and evaluation have become, over the last two decades, an integral part of decision making, planning, programming, and funding.<br /> <br /> This new resource, What We NOW Know about Jewish Education, captures the essence of a field on the cusp of major change and growth as it turns toward research and evaluation for information, insight, affirmation, and inspiration. By bringing together the best thinkers and researchers from a cross section of disciplines and institutions, this new volume provides both ...

Publication Date2008
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  • Books
  • Research Reports and Studies

Programs offered by the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey.&nbsp; Schools choose between three separate programs to teach Hebrew in their early childhood classrooms. All three programs advocate a strong Hebrew environment in the early childhood classroom and the use of Hebrew in classroom management.<br />

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  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks - Hebrew Curriculum

The PJ Library&trade; program sends Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age six months to ages five, six or seven years depending on the community.<br /> <br /> <br type="_moz" />

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  • Books
  • Organizations - Foundations

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Complementary (or supplementary) education, often the step-child of Jewish education, is in a period of dynamic change. Using examples from around the continent and bringing together the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including educators, funders, community leaders, and families...

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