Tagged preschool


PJA teacher gets into character

PHOTO:  Every day PJA toddler teacher Drew Calhoun wears a different costume – and while his expression and posture change too, what doesn’t change is the care he gives his students. Drew says, “A large part of my intention is to show them that the people who are capable of loving them and caring for…


How to Find the Right Preschool

PHOTO: Maayan Torah preschoolers enjoy Music & Movement with a Jewish Twist. Other children (and caregivers) from the community are welcome to join the Wednesday sessions. Call 503-245-5568 for time. Photo courtesy of Maayan Torah Day School   Finding the right preschool or care provider for your child doesn’t have to be a daunting process….


The Gan earns national NAEYC accreditation

The Gan-Portland Jewish Preschool has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous and transformative system that uses 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality improvement in high-quality early learning environments. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of…

Judaism brings meaning to early childhood education

Katie Elliot, lead teacher at The Gan-Garrett Jewish Preschool in Vancouver, WA, is sold on the importance of Jewish education – even though she herself is not Jewish. Judaism, she says, brings so much meaning to early childhood education. “The children have opportunities to practice compassion, kindness and charity,” says Elliot, whose master’s thesis focused…