I would like to share the following note from Shelly Sender, VP of Learning about this year’s ECE-RJ conference.
The first-ever ECE-RJ Virtual Conference 2021, Olam Chesed Yibaneh is in the books, and I am happy to share it was a huge success. With over 435 registrants, the ECE-RJ Conference offered four days of global perspectives in early childhood education practices, social networking, spiritual connections, deep conversations, and International/global sessions representing seven countries and a wide range of topics.
One of the joys of a conference, as you know, is reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, including getting the opportunity to hear their stories, network, and join for a laugh or two in an environment of camaraderie and learning.
There was trepidation as we developed the conference. We worried that changing from an in-person meeting to a virtual conference would make us lose the atmosphere and culture of connections. I have to say we did not!
All of the conference sessions were recorded and are available for conference attendees to watch. ECE-RJ is now making the recordings available for purchase ($130) for Directors. These recordings can be used for professional development. One idea is to hold a staff ‘watch party’ with guided discussion. If you are interested in purchasing the recording links, please contact Tricia Ginis, Executive Director, ECE-RJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special note of appreciation to an amazing group who worked tirelessly and collaboratively to pull off this conference.
- Zoe Miller, TX
- Carol Pastor, NJ
- Becca Taute, TX
- Kelsey Winocour, TX
- Pam Ranta, CA
- Ellen Lefkowitz, CA
- Cathy Goldberg, CA
- Lisa Samick, NY
- Jennie Rubin, NJ
Thank you to American Jewish University and Remini for their sponsorship of the conference. We are grateful for their support.
Now it is time to set our sights forward to the rest of the year and the start of 2022, when we will have our second virtual conference, January 12-15, 2022. We encourage you to stay involved and take advantage of all ECE-RJ has to offer. We are committed to being your advocate and connection to professional development opportunities and collegial connections.
VP of Learning, ECE-RJ