Reaching all Learners: Inclusion and the Early Childhood Classroom: A Mini Conference with Matan

The Jewish Education Project
April 12, 2024

Join us for a mini conference "Reaching all Learners: Inclusion in the Early Childhood Classroom." This conference will explore how diagnosed or yet-to-be diagnosed challenges impact students' participation in an early childhood setting. We will look at how issues with sensory integration, expressive and receptive language and developmental/learning delays impact a child's individual experience and how these things can affect behavior. You will leave with concrete strategies and techniques for adapting everyday routines and activities to help ensure that all students can be successful in your classroom.

Matan Kids are experts in the field of Jewish education and inclusion. They guide, train and support Jewish community leaders and educators to provide purposeful, enriching, and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.

Please reach out to Alaina Shuman with any questions.

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Marta Nemesh
Marta Nemesh

Marta Nemesh is a consultant and presenter with Matan, and is an enthusiastic lead educator with a Master's in early childhood education, curriculum and learning. With 20 years of experience in formal and experiential education in the form of early childhood, adolescents, and young adults. She works as an educator in an early childhood setting and is a creator and facilitator of workshops and professional development in play-based learning, child behavior & problem-solving, emergent curriculum, child development, and early childhood space design. Marta also coaches families, administrators, and teachers in identifying the individual needs of a program, teacher, or child and creating appropriate supports and tools to promote their needs and growth.

Amy Martin
Amy Martin

Amy Martin is the Senior Manager of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement at The Jewish Education Project.

Amy most recently served as the Family Engagement Director at Central Synagogue. Over the course of her career, Amy has experience as a teacher in day schools, early childhood, and congregational settings. Amy is passionate about supporting educators to be reflective practitioners and has served as a teacher mentor for day school, congregational school, and nursery school educators. She has participated as a Fellow in both the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and M2: Institute of Experiential Jewish Education. Amy received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College and holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.




  • Educator Training
  • Early Childhood