ECE palooza

June 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
July 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Paradigm Project Conference

For 5 years the Paradigm Project has hosted a spirited annual conference, and this year we have joined forces with our friends at the Sheva Center to multiply our power and bring you a lollapalooza of a conference! That is, welcome to ECEpalooza, powered by the Paradigm Project & The Sheva Center at JCC Association!

This online festival of learning is for you! It is a celebration of the work you do, a vital place for reflection, and a breath of inspiration for the future of Jewish early childhood education. For those seeking an even more intensive learning experience, we are excited to offer 5 intensives that you can add on to the conference. One of them is even in-person!

A ticket to ECEpalooza costs $225, and it includes:

  • A two-part series with Harvard’s Junlei Li
  • Live learning and materials kits by Meri Cherry
  • A session with the Eric Carle Museum (offered multiple times to meet your scheduling needs)
  • Signature sessions on Racial Justice and Anti-Bias Education
  • Additional multisensory evening sessions including campfire and challah baking with Instagram star Nomad Bakery
  • A box of swag to outfit you for the full ECEpalooza experience!
  • Ongoing opportunities to get to know fellow participants and reflect together about new learnings from the sessions
  • All in all, two to five hours of live sessions per week from June 21-July 22 (recordings will be available if you are unable to attend the live session)

Intensives include a ticket to ECEpalooza. Here are your choices, with total prices (for ECEpalooza PLUS intensive) in parentheses:

  • 6-hour workshop series on The History of Early Childhood Policy and Funding ($450)
  • 2-day crash course in non-profit management ($1,025)
  • The Boulder Journey School Annual Conference, with private ECEpalooza breakout sessions (sold out)
  • 4-day in-person nature education retreat ($1,400)
  • 4-credit undergraduate course in ECE (sold out)

Registration notes:

  • You matter to us. There are endless questions that you may have, and we hope we can answer them for you in advance of your participation. Contact us at any time!
  • There is no one better equipped to handle your questions with kindness and integrity than our own Heather Siegal, whom you can contact at with any logistical, content, networking or other questions.
  • Do you need help thinking through which intensives might be right for you? If so, Jenna Turner can be your conference concierge! Contact her at
  • Registering a group of 5 or more? Reach out to and we can help make this easier for you!
  • If you would like to speak with someone from The Jewish Education Project or are interested in scholarship opportunities for educators please reach out to Sasha Kopp

In Thanks...

ECEpalooza is powered by the Paradigm Project and JCC Association’s Sheva Center and made possible by in-kind support from Jewish United Fund, and funding provided by UJA Federation of New York, Crown Family Philanthropies, the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Union for Reform Judaism.

We are grateful that PJ Library is a sponsor.

PJ Library