Are you seeking meaningful and impactful employment or a volunteer experience making a difference in the lives of younger children in our community?
Many Jewish early childhood centers are struggling to remain open due to staff shortages as they implement COVID-19 reopening guidelines as required by the MA Department of Child Education and Care. CJP’s Early Educator Fellowship* gives college students and recent graduates leads on available jobs, financial incentives, and mentorship opportunities to help them gain valuable job experience or even successfully transition into a rewarding teaching position while providing Jewish early childhood centers with much-needed educators and support staff.
Once hired, qualified fellows will receive:
Volunteer virtually through CJP’s Early Educator Fellowship and Jumpstart
CJP is committed to serving and supporting the Jewish community, but also the greater community at large – especially those most in need – to ensure equitable educational options for all young children. To that end, CJP’s Early Educator Fellowship is also partnering with Jumpstart, a national early childhood non-profit organization, whose mission is “to provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all.” College students can apply to be a Jumpstart Corps member, utilizing their college work-study program, or as a volunteer – with an option for Americorps eligibility – where they can earn a service award at the end of their completed fellowship. All Jumpstart training and subsequent support to under-resourced community schools is virtual at this time.
For Jewish early childhood centers:
For college students and post-campus young adults, please complete this brief informational form.
CJP is dedicated to our mission of nurturing children’s minds and bodies, providing a solid foundation in Judaism, and ensuring that our schools can provide the very highest quality Jewish education to every learner. Learn more about our work in Jewish learning and education.
*Fellowships are limited to one per Jewish early childhood center, up to 18 in total. Fellowships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If less than 18 unique centers apply, centers may be eligible for a second fellow.
**After 30 days of employment, fellows will receive $250. Upon completion of their fellowship (May 2021), an additional $250 will be provided. Volunteers are not eligible for the stipend.