Download this sample - Introductions, Birthdays and Rosh Hashanah. This is only a sample of the full curriculum!
This engaging and useful curriculum merges principles of early childhood education with principles of quality Jewish education. Fingerprints focuses on Jewish holidays from Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot. Each holiday section contains background information (including rituals, customs and related Jewish values) and a myriad of age-appropriate well-organized activity suggestions that bring to life core holiday concepts. Additionally, three themes are offered (food, birthdays and structures) that provide young children with concrete experiences that leave fingerprints-of-connections to upcoming Jewish holidays (for example, exploring building structures prior to Sukkot or focusing on bread prior to Pesah). Originally designed for a community preschool, this curriculum is adaptable to other settings; it is best used with children ages 3 and older. This THIRD edition of the curriculum integrates the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards; educators from states with other standards will still find it useful to their work with children.
Cost: $40 (special cost for 4 or more copies: $30 each)
Clevelanders - call the JECC for your costs on this. To order, contact (216) 371-0446 ext. 212
You can order this curriculum at http://www.jeccmarketplace.com/fingerprints-discovering-jewish-life-early-childhood/