Jewish Learning Venture believes that families raising young Jewish children across Greater Philadelphia must have access to educational opportunities of excellence, both in their Jewish and secular educational endeavors in the early years.
In order to ensure that families receive the best educational experience possible, we provide a selection of professional development opportunities for directors and teachers in early childhood centers, including the national program PJ Goes to School. Jewish Learning Venture is the only Jewish organization that provides accredited professional development to help schools earn their Keystone STARS.
why it matters
Jewish early childhood education centers must meet a number of important goals. First and foremost, they must provide educational excellence in order to prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Second, they must provide warm and inviting Jewish spaces where children build positive associations with their Jewish identities.
And third,Jewish early childhood centers must help families feel connected to and empowered by the Jewish community. In order to support our early childhood centers to meet and exceed these goals, Jewish Learning Venture offers: