Early Childhood Educators welcome families during a critical "entry point" of Jewish life. Research shows that early identification and early intervention are key to helping children reach their highest potential. Fusing these two important concepts, you will receive the training and tools that you need to create Jewish Early Childhood environments that successfully welcome and include all children. Early Childhood Directors are asked to participate with two of their classroom teachers, and each school will work with a Matan mentor throughout the year to help advance that school's short and long-term inclusion goals.
The Matan Institute will begin on September 14, 2014 with a full day (8:30-3:30) in-person training in New York City and will conclude with another full day training on May 17, 2015.
The Matan Institue is held in loving memory of Jeffrey B. Plevan, z"l. The Inaugural Matan Institute for Early Childhood Educators is made possible by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Endowment Fund of UJA-Federation of New York and the Plevan Family.