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New Program Allows Self-Reflection on Topics Important to ECE Programs

New Program Allows Self-Reflection on Topics Important to ECE Programs
18 Apr 2019 by Lori Kowit

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to share with you about the launch of an exciting partnership between ECE-RJ and the URJ,  PEECCEProject Excellence for Early Childhood Congregational Education.

Through the PEECCE initiative, your congregation will gain access to a customizable tool and a URJ-trained coach to self-reflect on topics including seamless integration of Judaism; family satisfaction and retention,; marketing and communications; and partnerships throughout the larger congregation.

The formal duration of the pilot will be June 15, 2019-June 2020.   

A select group of congregations are being asked to apply to participate in the PEECCE pilot which is launching in June, 2019.

In March, ECE-RJ and the URJ selected five lay and professional volunteer coaches to participate in the PEECCE training in coordination with the URJ’s Spring Training in Chicago. During the training, the coaches spent time learning about the standards, exploring the role of a congregational coach, bonding as a team, and acquiring tools focused on the power of storytelling. Currently the five incredible coaches are; ECE-RJ Past Presidents, Jennie Rubin, Heidi Baker & Tammy Venner; URJ Board Members , Judi Goozh & Lois Nyren.

We are delighted to be a part of this important partnership with the URJ and hope you will share this informational one-pager with your lay and professional partners as more congregations will be invited to apply to participate in PEECEE in the near future.

In the meantime, please be on the look-out for important updates on the 2019 Biennial which for the first time ever, will provide a learning path focusing on Essential Tools to Engage Families with Young Children

Keep your eyes peeled as the PEECCE process is underway!