Learn about the vital, sophisticated work of Reggio-inspired Jewish early childhood educators from two day school administrators and a field leader who is also the author of a recent dissertation. The conversation ranges from the ways that educators understand the minds of young students to the development of Jewish identity and creativity, with a glimpse into the state of the field as well.
Dr. Anna Hartman is the director of early childhood excellence at the Jewish United Fund in Chicago and the director of the Paradigm Project.
Abby Aloni is the head of early childhood at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, an independent Jewish day school located in the Lakeview area of Chicago. Entering her 25th year at Bernard Zell, Abby moved from the classroom to administration in 2008 as head of the lower school and has held her current position since 2016.
Carla Goldberg is the director of early childhood and admissions at Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, in Chicago's Hyde Park. She has been a teacher at Akiba for 32 years and the director for 27 years.