A Conference on Jewish Day Care: Communal Policies and Priorities

By Steven Bayme, Stephen D. Solender, Joseph Reimer, Ruth Pinkenson Feldman, Sheila B. Kamerman, Barry Schrage, Norman Finkel

American Jewish Committee (AJC), July 1988

This report documents a conference on the subject of Jewish day care. The papers presented in the conference explore the needs and motivations of parents who send their children to Jewish day care, the influence these frameworks have on the child's Jewish identity, and more interestingly, the influence they may have on the parents themselves. This point is explored in further depth, demonstrating that Jewish day schools contribute to the entire family's Jewish involvement by creating new friendship-circles for the parents and opening them to the possibility of more Jewish education for themselves. The financial aspect is not left untouched, and the presenters also discuss the dynamics of balancing a highly qualified staff with affordable tuitions. Responses to the different papers are also presented, and highlights of the following discussions are noted.

Topic: Parenthood, Affordability, Children, Early Childhood Education, Family, Identity Formation, Adult Education, Cost

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bayme, Steven. Solender, Stephen D. Reimer, Joseph. Pinkenson Feldman, Ruth. Kamerman, Sheila B. Schrage, Barry. Finkel, Norman. A Conference on Jewish Day Care: Communal Policies and Priorities. American Jewish Committee (AJC). July 1988: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12796


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