Grants list for “Early Childhood Education


Ignition Grant

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah – To create a series of four uniquely immersive Jewish learning experiences for the congregation’s youngest Jews (ages 0-6) and their grown-ups, in which children and parents will see Jewish stories come to life through song, puppetry, and participatory interaction.

Ignition Grant

In the City Camp Goes to Synagogue Preschool Camp

In the City Camp Goes to Synagogue Preschool Camp

In the City Camp – To bring its Jewish camp curriculum, experiential teaching technique, and marketing knowledge to synagogue early childhood camps in an effort to strengthen these programs and increase collaboration among Jewish education providers in Atlanta. In the City Camp (ITCC) has developed a welcoming, experiential, culturally Jewish curriculum for children entering kindergarten t...

Signature Grant

The Chicago Teachers Project: A Laboratory for Jewish Early Childhood Education

The Chicago Teachers Project: A Laboratory for Jewish Early Childhood Education

To launch a teaching laboratory that will attract and serve as the innovative training ground for a new generation of teachers in Jewish early childhood education. Fellows in this two-year program will assume full-time co-teaching positions in six local high-quality Jewish early childhood centers. During each of the program’s two years, the Fellows will also learn and reflect together in a retre...

Signature Grant

Special Initiative in Avocational Teacher Training

Special Initiative in Avocational Teacher Training

To develop an early childhood training program for high school students in conjunction with Miami Dade Community College. This program provided 11th and 12th grade Jewish high school students with the opportunity to explore Jewish early childhood education while earning college credit. The four courses offered through this program were equivalent to the Early Childhood courses offered at Dade Comm...

Signature Grant

Migdal Or

Migdal Or

To support Migdal Or Jewish Early Childhood Models of Excellence Project (MOE). MOE sought to develop practice sites in Jewish Early Childhood Education to serve as laboratory schools and provide of a model environment conducive for mentoring educators in need of pedagogical assistance. The Jewish Early Childhood Programs that engaged in this project became part of a comprehensive process that inc...

Signature Grant

JCC Association ECE and Family Engagement Directors' Institute

JCC Association ECE and Family Engagement Directors' Institute

To fund a Directors’ Fellowship to develop the high quality personnel needed for excellence in the field of JCC Early Childhood Education. The fellowship served to connect emerging learners and leaders in Jewish Early Childhood Education, and provided a platform for study, discussion, and relationship building. The program was conceived in part to address the need that JCC Association recognized...

Signature Grant

Nurturing and Networking the Seeds of Excellence: A Flexible, Cost-Effective, Blended-Learning Approach to Systemic Change in Jewish Early Childhood Education

Nurturing and Networking the Seeds of Excellence: A Flexible, Cost-Effective, Blended-Learning Approach to Systemic Change in Jewish Early Childhood Education

This grant created Nurturing and Networking the Seeds of Excellence: A Flexible, Cost-Effective, Blended-Learning Approach to Systemic Change in Jewish Early Childhood Education and supported the expansion of The Paradigm Project’s network of Fellowships (formally Communities of Practice) in Jewish Early Childhood Education. The grant built on a former Ignition grant and allowed the Paradigm Pro...

Ignition Grant

Sacred Teaching and Spiritual Learning through a Jewish Godly Play Curriculum

Sacred Teaching and Spiritual Learning through a Jewish Godly Play Curriculum

Hebrew College, through the creation of the Sacred Teaching and Spiritual Learning through a Jewish Godly Play Curriculum, began a new Community of Practice for Jewish educators who were brought together to develop and pilot a curriculum for guiding children’s spiritual growth and Jewish religious engagement. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we ac...

Signature Grant

Shalom Discovery: A New Approach to Jewish Learning and Engagement for Young Children and Families

Shalom Discovery: A New Approach to Jewish Learning and Engagement for Young Children and Families

To support the launch of a program aimed at keeping children, in kindergarten through second grade, and their families engaged in Jewish programming. This project was later renamed as Shalom Explorers. Shalom Explorers formed a non-institutional framework for learning and engagement of young children and their families, employing scouting, family engagement, and individualized home/family-based le...

Ignition Grant

The Aleph-Bet App

The Aleph-Bet App

Not-a-Box Media Lab developed and launched the Aleph-Bet App, a mobile game application focused on basic Hebrew literacy for young children. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “The Ignition Grant greatly expanded our ability to program and develop new apps, giving valuable experience in designing and deve...