Congregational Resources

"The most important and decisive age in education is early childhood." ~~ Yesodot ha Chinuch

ECE-RJ serves as a resource for Congregational Leaders providing information and assistance with placement, the search process for a Director of Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Director, and as a resource when visioning programming for their early childhood programming and for families with young children within their congregations.

ECE-RJ Key Messages

ECE-RJ is a valuable resource for building and maintaining a strong early education programming within URJ-member synagogues. ECE-RJ provides support and resources for directors and assistant directors, teachers, congregational leaders, early engagement specialists and supporters of early childhood education programs at URJ-member synagogues. ECE-RJ supports URJ-congregations and members with hiring guidance and support as well as professional development opportunities, access to the invaluable listserv and informative newsletters on the latest ECE-RJ topics. Please click here for more information about ECE-RJ's Key Messages


Congregational resources designed to assist with placement of new early childhood professionals in the congregational setting.


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Sample Job Descriptions

For Early Childhood Directors and Assistant Directors positions are available to use as a template when congregations are updating and/or creating a job description for their early childhood professional staff.


Director Job Descriptions



Assistant Director Job Descriptions

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Sample Contracts

Available for congregations to use when developing contracts for their early childhood employees.



Timeline for Placement

To be utilized when developing search committees and the timeline for posting, interviewing and placement Early Childhood professionals.



Sample Performance Evaluation Tools

For congregational use when evaluating early childhood directors and assistant directors.

Director Evaluation Instrument pdf

Self Assessment ECC Director pdf