JECA commissioned the Research and Development Unit of the Department of Jewish Zionist Education of the Jewish Agency for Israel to undertake a long-term research and evaluation project to assess the place of Israel in the lives of Jewish early childhood educators in the New York area, and to assess what IHM program participants gain through the in-service program, both in regards to strengthening their personal feelings towards Israel and the place of Israel in their early childhood programs.
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Wolf, Minna F. Israel in our Hearts and Minds: Early Childhood Directors and the Place of Israel in their Lives and Classrooms. Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York,Jewish Early Childhood Association (JECA). September 2004: