ERIC Number: EJ820532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Inspiring Jewish Connections: Outreach to Parents with Infants and Toddlers
Wertlieb, Donald; Rosen, Mark I.
Zero to Three, v28 n3 p11-17 Jan 2008
Jewish agencies and organizations in communities across the country have developed a variety of innovative programs for parents with young children. Programs combine Jewish themes with content about parenting and child development, both to provide information and support and to inspire families to become more involved with Jewish religion and tradition. Although a number of excellent programs exist, a lack of systematic evaluation and a lack of communication within and between communities inhibit the dissemination of best practices, suggesting the need for a national coordinating body. Families benefit the most when Jewish organizations partner with local experts, combining religious/cultural knowledge with early childhood expertise. When faith-based communities learn from each other, cultural competence and program quality are both enhanced.
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Young Children, Child Development, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Best Practices, Infants, Toddlers, Child Rearing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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