teacher and students

Innovative Jewish Education

Leader and innovator in early childhood Jewish Education since 1987

Founding Director: Ina Regosin | Current Director: Rachel Raz

Through its academic and professional development programs, the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) has been training hundreds of educators, influencing thousands of children and their families. Starting in 2004 all academic programs were made available online, reaching and servicing communities nationally and internationally.

As a pluralistic Institution, students in the ECI represent all Jewish affiliations and levels of religious observance, including many not of the Jewish faith who work in the Jewish community. In addition, the ECI designs and offers educational programs tailored for specific communities in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Lappin Foundation, the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Boston. 

Learn more about these ECI opportunities:

Articles and publications from the Early Childhood Institute Desk:

Early Childhood Institute Blogs:

National Advocacy and Research:

Books published by ECI Alumni:

  • ABC Israel by Rachel Raz
  • The Colors of Israel by Rachel Raz
  • Ella's Trip to Israel by Vivian Newman
  • Tikkun Olam Ted by Vivian Newman
  • Moti the Mitzvah Mouse by Vivan Newman




    Rachel Raz, Director
    Early Childhood Institute
    Shoolman Graduate School
    (617) 559-8629

    Linna Ettinger, Asst. Director
    Early Childhood Institute
    Shoolman Graduate School
    (617) 559-8813