Early Childhood Education
The Macks Center for Jewish Education offers early childhood professional development programs that help Jewish schools enhance their quality by offering staff training, consultation, classroom observation, director coaching and more.
2013/14 Professional Development Opportunites
For Directors - field trips to preschools in Frederick, Kensington, Georgetown and Richmond. Registration is available for one director and one teacher per field trip.
Training of Trainers - series will be offered, taught by Randi Albertsen (Innovations in Education), and will be held at the Center for Jewish Education. There will be three modules (each with 2 classes), and participants must attend all 18 hours. It is MSDE accredited. Classes will be held from 6:30-9:30PM on Thursdays, October 10 and 17 (Module 1), November 7 and 14 (Module 2), and December 5 and 12 (Module 3).
Creating an Environment that Supports Emotionally Responsive Practice - Nov. 4, 12-2:30PM - Diana Ganger - What does it mean to become a practitioner who listens, observes, reflects and asks? Learn how to create an environment in your school that models Emotionally Responsive Practice and educates teachers about the use of responsive language when talking with children. This class will take place in The REmida Project (formerly known as the Crafts Room) at The CJE.
For Teachers - A variety of workshops are being offered to teachers beginning in October. All workshops will be held from 6:30-8:30PM in The ReMIDA Project (formerly the Crafts Room) at CJE unless otherwise noted. MSDE COK credit applies as indicated.
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REmida Classes - A variety of classes are being offered demonstrating the use of various materials found in The REmida Project.
REmida Playdates - Come and join us as we explore The REmida Project.
REmida Orientations - Come see how the Crafts Room at the CJE has been transformed!
jPLAY – Six diverse Baltimore Jewish early childhood programs are working with CJE to provide the best possible educational experience for young students. Together, these schools are working to receive Maryland State Department of Education Accreditation. At the end of several years of training, and achieving best practices, these schools will be ranked among the top early childhood education programs in the state.
If your school is interested in applying for MSDE accreditation and would like to be part of jPLAY, please contact DJ Schneider Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-735-5021.
Maryland EXCELS (QRIS) – CJE works with schools to navigate the Maryland EXCELS program, a voluntary state program that recognizes excellence in child care centers and preschools. Learn more>>
Maryland Childcare Credential Program - The Maryland Childcare Credential Program recognizes child care providers who go beyond the requirements of State licensing and registration regulations. The program provides stipends of up to $1,000 per year plus full college tuition toward any level degree in early childhood education. Additionally, the credential program provides up to $400 per year toward other related professional development opportunities.
For more information about CJE’s early childhood education services and programs, please contact DJ Schneider Jensen at email@example.com or 410-735-5021.
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