Defining Excellence in Early Childhood Jewish Education: Executive Summary
Publication Date: April 2004
Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Early Childhood Education; Professional Development; Curriculum
Coverage: United States
Enrollment in Jewish early childhood programs has grown, but there is no current research documenting what constitutes high quality in these programs. This report includes the following: a literature review, a summary of the perceptions of excellence from experts, and a preliminary list of Quality Indicators. Indicators focus on the following areas: program development and leadership, curriculum instruction, school and classroom environment, interactions with children, partnerships with parents and families, partnerships with host institutions, and assessment.