Koach HaDibbur: 2018 ECE Conference

Koach HaDibbur  ∙ The Power of Words in the Early Years

Monday, March 12, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  

Chizuk Amuno Congregation
8100 Stevenson Road | Baltimore, MD 21208

Welcome to this year’s annual CJE Early Childhood Conference, “Koach HaDibbur: The Power of Words in the Early Years.” We look forward to a day of dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities. Not only will you learn from our engaging presenters, but you will have many opportunities to connect and share ideas with your early childhood colleagues from other schools.

Full attendance at this conference yields 6 hours of Core of Knowledge professional development hours and one Professional Activity Unit, as approved by MSDE. *Please note that, per MSDE, you must attend the full conference day in order to receive COK hours and a PAU. Partial-day credits cannot be given.



8:30 a.m.               Registration

9:00 a.m.               Keynote: Difficult People, Difficult Conversations 

9:45-11:45 a.m.     Session 1

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Lunch, Networking & Vendors

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.   Session 2

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Session 3: Language Labs



  • Difficult People, Difficult Conversations (separate sessions for directors and teachers)

  • What’s Jewish About Early Literacy?

  • Enhancing Language Development in the Preschool Classroom

  • Invitations to Exploring Text through Play

  • Surrounding Infants and Toddlers in Meaningful Language Experiences: 10 Strategies to Consider

  • Elevating Learning through Documentation (Novice): The Why, What and How

  • Elevating Learning through Documentation (Advanced): Seeing Children with New Eyes

  • It Only Takes One: Redirecting Bullying Behavior in Young Children

  • The Language of Loss: Helping Children Talk About Loss and Grief

  • Praise and Growth Mindset

  • To Say or Not to Say, That Is the Question

  • Language Labs (your choice of 15 sessions)


          Download the conference flyer.

          Download the session descriptions. 

          Download the presenter bios.


Important Registration Information

For this conference, all educators will be registering themselves. The registration process requires you to complete an online form. Please read it carefully and complete all fields. Upon submission, you will receive a receipt with your selections at the email address that you provide. Completed registration (online) must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018.

If you are work in one of the Jewish preschools listed in the "School" field on the form, your school (not you as an individual) will be billed by the Center for Jewish Education for your conference fee, unless other arrangements have been made with us. If you work in a different school or institution, please choose Other and provide us with your information. You will be charged the $25 conference fee when you submit your form.

We are sorry, registration is now closed for this event.

Transportation Information

There is ample parking at Chizuk Amuno, but to avoid traffic congestion at the end of the day we suggest that everyone carpools. You will not need a parking pass.

Special Accommodations

A sign language or oral interpreter and other accommodations are available upon request by contacting Alison Zimbalist at azimbalist@cjebaltimore.org at least 10 days prior to the conference.


CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. www.associated.org