Holiday celebrations have looked very different in PJA’s Early Childhood program in the last couple of years. Take Purim, which we celebrated earlier this month...
At PJA we value each child as an individual who learns in a multitude of ways. Our early childhood programs provide welcoming and inclusive settings that recognize children’s diverse abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles.
Our PJA Pre-k community is pretty special! In Kim Krikorian’s class what started out as an exploration of the lifecycle of a butterfly turned into a thoughtful conversation about kavod (respect), kehillah (community), and diversity.
We want to thank last year’s PJA Giving Circle for providing a grant to the PJA Early Childhood program to build a collection of young children’s books that highlight BIPOC authors, illustrators, characters, stories and settings.
On July 6th, the quiet hallways of Portland Jewish Academy were once again filled with voices and laughter; as a group of children ages one through four returned to school for PJA’s Early Childhood summer program.
PJA teachers from our Infant/Toddler program, Preschool, and Day School provided great ideas for activities for our students to celebrate Earth Day 2020.
Kim Krikorian, a long-time Preschool teacher at PJA, is one of 30 early childhood educators chosen from across the nation to participate in the Sheva Center Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Professionals, a multi-year initiative operated by the JCC Association of North America.