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How Much Is the Work of an ECE Teacher Worth?

Jan 14, 2022

How Much Is the Work of an ECE Teacher Worth?

ECE teachers are educators. They are not merely playing with children. They work with curricula, follow developmental standards, plan the day’s activities with intention and purpose.... It is the same work that every professional teacher does. Yet, for some reason, ECE teachers earn far less than teachers in elementary, junior high or high school, even when they have the exact same professional credentials.
COME CELEBRATE ICONS

Dec 31, 2021

COME CELEBRATE ICONS

Come celebrate icons with three very special screenings from the Miami Jewish Film Festival's 25th season! American fast-food of the Jazz Age, the automat. Explore the depth and musical genius of Leonard Bernstein, and be an insider for the production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Adult Learning Spotlight

Dec 31, 2021

Adult Learning Spotlight

Jewish learning goes beyond the quest for answers. It’s the connection between teacher and student that enhances the journey towards finding greater personal meaning in Judaism and seeing the world through a Jewish lens.
Nursery School? Pre-School? Day Care? What Do We Call It?

Dec 24, 2021

Nursery School? Pre-School? Day Care? What Do We Call It?

Caring for children’s wellbeing has always been an essential goal of the many different kinds of child care options, from children being taken care of by family members to children going to child care centers. In fact, Head Start[1] was founded in 1965 to give comprehensive care to children living in poverty. At that time, only 10% of children 0 – 5 years old were enrolled in “nursery schools” or child care centers!
Diller Teens: Spreading the Light!

Dec 17, 2021

Diller Teens: Spreading the Light!

The Cohort 9 Diller Teen Fellows embraced the spirit of Hanukkah at their “Spreading the Light” volunteering event. Joining Diller communities from around the world, the Miami Diller teens studied about Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), one of the core values of the Diller Teen Fellows program.
Bringing Our School Communities Together

Dec 10, 2021

Bringing Our School Communities Together

What do Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Heads of school have in common? Believe it or not, quite a lot! They are all part of CAJE’s Principals and Administrators Council (PAC) network that convenes the principals and heads of school from all of our 10 Federation funded schools with the principals and heads of school from the non-funded Jewish day schools located in Miami-Dade.
CAJE Consults for MOCA Exhibit

Dec 3, 2021

CAJE Consults for MOCA Exhibit

Many people don’t even realize that CAJE is often consulted when a museum or other arts organization has an exhibit or show that has Jewish content. In March of this year, CAJE was honored to be invited to participate in the planning around the first exhaustive retrospective of Polish-born artist Maryan, which is now on exhibit at MOCA, North Miami, through March 20, 2022.
CAJE Launches New Day School Mental Health Network

Nov 26, 2021

CAJE Launches New Day School Mental Health Network

After nearly two years in which their lives were upended, students are finally beginning to return to some normalcy this school year. Yet, the effects of learning online, the anxiety of missing major life milestones, and the isolation from peers and extended family have all taken their toll.
We’re Back! Diller’s In-Person Shabbaton

Nov 19, 2021

We’re Back! Diller’s In-Person Shabbaton

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 9 experienced their first Jewish Identity Shabbaton last weekend where they were able to reflect upon who they are and begin the process of becoming a strong, cohesive group.
What We Have Learned: Words From Our Hearts

Nov 12, 2021

What We Have Learned: Words From Our Hearts

This week, as the “virtual curtain” fell on our final Torahtron performance, the co-creators of Words From Our Hearts: A Prayer Exploration for Early Childhood, Evelyn Goldfinger and Joy Schandler, had an opportunity to reflect on what they learned throughout the yearlong program.