How to Apply


To be eligible for this program you need to have acquired:

  • Experience working in a leadership position in a Jewish early childhood program;  OR at least 3 years of early childhood teaching experience and strong interest in assuming a leadership position
  • A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field
  • At least one course in the area of child development
  • A basic foundation level of Jewish learning (such as knowledge of the cycle of the holidays)
  • The ability to commit the time necessary to complete the program (see Costs and Commitments)
  • Note: this program does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or religion

The Application Process

We are excited to be beginning the application process for a new JECELI Chicago Cohort! The link for the application is here. Instructions are included. Please contact the director, Lyndall Miller, at, for more information about eligibility and the process itself.