Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute

For Preschool Teachers, An Israel Immersion

Lesson from Israeli classrooms, where the stress is on ‘interdependence.’

03/17/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When Alana Weinberg toured Israeli preschools recently with a group of early childhood educators, she was struck by how differently the classrooms were run.

First there was the student-teacher ratio — high, 12 to 15 kids for every instructor, compared to the 7- or 8-to-1 typical in the U.S.

Early childhood director Alana Weinberg explores a map of Israel with the 4-year-olds at Stein Yeshiva. Michael Datikash/JW
Syndicate content