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Toddlers are funny and adorable and fascinating and frustrating and frightening. They are verbal and non-verbal. They challenge us and they love us. And we love them. This group welcomes new and experienced educators who work with children birth to 3 years. We will learn with and from each other. Time will be dedicated to group reflection, case presentation and text study, both Jewish and secular. Our work together will be supported with a group reading of The Emotional Life of the Toddler, Alicia Lieberman’s seminal work on the inner lives of children aged one to three years.
This is a Community of Practice and therefore we ask you to bring your willingness to listen actively, to reflect on your own feelings as you work with young children and to think collaboratively and creatively with others. Be ready to dive deep into thinking about how all these things work to support our knowledge of child development and are essential components of our teaching and caring practice.
100% refunds are available until 24 hours before the first session, after which we are unfortunately not able to offer a refund.
About the Facilitator
As a highly regarded leader in the local and national Jewish Early Childhood Education community, Amy Bolotin is a passionate advocate for a child-centered, responsive approach to early childhood teaching and learning. She has participated in leadership programs such as the Paradigm Project’s Coaches Catalyzing Change and the Individual Level Training in the Brazelton Touchpoints Approach. Amy was selected as a fellow in the 2014-2016 cohort of the Jewish Early Childhood Educational Leadership Institute (JECELI), a groundbreaking program that models inquiry and reflective practice through observation, experimentation, and ongoing learning, using concepts and content acquired through Jewish study to inform the work of learning and leadership. She holds a Bachelor’s in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in Infant and Parent Development from Bank Street College of Education. Amy is committed to continuing FJECC’s core principle of providing the highest quality in Jewish and secular early childhood education and, in response to the needs of families today, has the vision to bring the FJECC into the future. “The heart of my work as an educator, as a director, as a mentor and leader, lies in the relationships I build with those around me.”
Dates & Times
All sessions are held Monday evenings from 7-8:30 pm ET/ 6-7:30pm CT/ 5-6:30pm MT/ 4-5:30pm PT.
- October 18
- November 15
- December 13
- January 24
- February 28
- March 28
- April 25
- May 16