I am thrilled to be Director of the Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC). As an early childhood educator for more than 26 years, I have worked with children of every preschool age, from 12 months to five years. I am fortunate to have been part of a study tour of the exemplary preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through explorations based on the interests of the children. It is my privilege to help guide BEECC, as we deepen our understanding of the Reggio approach to child development through a Jewish lens.
One of my favorite times of the week is at our “Shabbat Sing” on Friday mornings. I love to tell stories, sing songs and learn with the children. When I am not at BEECC, I love to cook with my family and take long walks with our poodle puppy, Buddy. I am at the door each morning welcoming the children and again at the end of the day for a farewell hug. Please stop by BEECC and say hello!
A native New Yorker, Judy received a Bachelor's Degree from George Washington University and Graduate Certificate in Jewish Early Childhood Education from Gratz College. She has led parent education classes, mentored teachers and developed curriculum. Judy has been married to Gary for 33 years and loves to go to NYC to visit her children, newly married Rachel, 28, a food writer for Yahoo, and Alex, 26, an graphics editor for Yahoo and a musician Judy is also passionate about her poodle, Buddy, cooking as a family, travel, and spending time with her friends.
Check out Judy's blog, The Preschooler!