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Defining Excellence in Early Childhood Jewish Education: Executive Summary

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Publication Date: April 2004

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Ilene C. Vogelstein; Cynthia Krug

Funder(s): Rosenbloom Family Philanthropic Fund; Jewish Life Network

Funder(s): Rosenbloom Family Philanthropic Fund; Jewish Life Network

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Early Childhood Education; Professional Development; Curriculum

Type: Report

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.