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Remember What is Important as the School Year Winds Down

As many of us are winding down the school year, it is important for us to remember that the children and their families may be feeling a little unsettled about what’s to come. [Read more


Making Membership More Affordable

Starting this year, Assistant Directors can join for only $120 and a school’s entire teaching staff for only $180 when the school’s Director is a member. [Read more]


Reflective Supervision – An Asset from the Director’s Point of View

It seems there are not enough hours in the day to complete all the administrative tasks, engage in authentic communication moments with families, be a presence in each classroom, and still make time to meet with each teacher individually.  [Read more]


Discovery Through Documentation: Learning from the Children’s Point of View

This year, I have had the privilege of participating in a Community of Practice (CoP), sponsored by the Colorado Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative, where the main focus has been enhancing documentation. [Read more].


Twenty Years Ago the ECE-RJ Journey Began

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since I traveled to New York to participate in the first gathering of early childhood professionals who directed Reform congregational early childhood centers throughout North America (in those days, many were referred to as “nursery schools/pre-schools”). [Read more]


Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial Scholarship

One year later, and we continue to mourn the loss of a great light within our community, Rabbi Aaron Panken, the 12th President of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

To honor his mission, last year ECE-RJ created The Rabbi Aaron Panken Memorial  Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial support to help ECE-RJ members to further their Jewish education in an accredited school of higher learning.

To support the scholarship fund, and our educators, please click here to go to our website. 


Membership Dues 2019-2020

Did you know that this year marks the 20th year of ECE-RJ?  In honor of this auspicious occasion, we are launching an EXCITING promotion to help you engage your staff and your community with our ECE-RJ community!

  • NEW!  A special network just for Assistant Directors!  For only $180 for the year, you can join your Assistant Director in ECE-RJ
  • REVISED!  Join your ENTIRE faculty for only $120 for the year.  Whether you have 3 teachers or 30 teachers – this is an amazing opportunity to give your teachers the gift of ECE-RJ

Have questions?  Reach out to our VP of Membership, Lisa Samick at  

ECE-RJ Unite is proud to feature articles written by ECE-RJ members and members of our larger early childhood community. The content is designed to educate and inform members. Publication of an article does not imply endorsement of a product or position. For information on article submission, contact Amy Damast at
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