An intensive three days!

I believe that we are all still digesting the work of the April Seminar even though we are at the end of the of the first week of May! We examined several aspects of development that we often don’t have the opportunity to look at closely, including: adult development educator development stages of parenthood organizing elements to support change We even discussed what the ancient Rabbis thought about what to expect at different ages!...

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What’s developing in the JECELI April Seminar?

The April Seminar focuses on development across many dimensions. Usually, professional learning in early childhood concentrates primarily on aspects of child development. We will indeed focus on the very early years, and how attunement, self-regulation, and social-emotional phases of the school year (and Jewish year) affect the children in our programs. However, in our professional and personal lives, we have essential interactions with...

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From Hannah Bloom Hirschberg, the Chicago Project Coordinator

Chicago’s Cohort 2 has moved into the work of JECELI with great enthusiasm and curiosity. The process of matching fellows with mentors is one which we take very seriously.  The JECELI staff members work as a team to not only assess which mentor might best support the individual fellow but also how to build mentor groups of colleagues.  Many of these groups have stayed in touch after the end of the formal JECELI program and continue to...

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JECELI Chicago Cohort 2 Orientation!

All of us on staff felt that the JECELI Chicago Cohort 2 has had a very exciting and promising beginning. It is so challenging to come into a new group, perhaps more for adults than for children, who have more recent practice! However, the fellows did not hold back but actively engaged with each other in so many different ways, and the group is already becoming a community. And as a community, they dove right into the discussions. These...

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In beginning…

And so we start our studies together! The JECELI staff members eagerly look forward to what we will learn with and from our new community. At Orientation, we will engage in text study, consider how Jewish tradition informs the culture of our schools, and how we can use stories to understand ourselves and others as leaders. Check back for stories – so important in Jewish learning – about what we...

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Apply now for JECELI Chicago Cohort 2!

Apply to JECELI Chicago Cohort 2 at http://bit.ly/2su2poV, and have a hand in the future of Jewish early childhood education in Chicago! Contact Lyndall Miller (program director) at lymiller@jtsa.edu or Hannah Bloom Hirschberg at hannah.b.hirschberg@gmail.com for more information. We invite you to become a part of our...

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