Annual Conference

2024 Colorado Jewish ECE Annual Conference

Annual day of learning and connection. This year’s focus is professionalizing the field of early education through advocacy and empowerment.

Date: January 2, 2024

Location: Temple Sinai, 3509 S Glencoe Street, Denver, Colorado

Keynote Speaker: Ash Beckham, Finding Authenticity in 3 Minutes

Ash Beckham is an energetic and dynamic speaker, writer, coach and advocate. Ash helps individuals, teams and organizations realize the freedom and power that comes from embracing their authentic selves so they can thrive both independently and collectively.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities still available! Reach out to Candace Lyons for more information.

Anti-Bias Education (ABE) is a way to teach that supports children’s ability to actively resist prejudice, discrimination, and bias against all types of diversity.

Educators intentionally support children to:

  • Develop a positive sense of identity in a diverse society
  • Respect a range of human differences
  • Recognize unfairness and the feelings it causes
  • Speak up for the rights of others

This day of learning aims to:

  • Inspire ongoing journeys as Anti-Bias Educators
  • Support new insights into what ABE can look like in action
  • Awaken a desire to engage in ongoing reflection and learning on the topic


Rabbi Hillel said, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” – Pirkei Avot 1:14

This is the 2nd year of our community focus on ABE. As ECE educators, we hope to lay a foundation for a more just and equitable society and support young children
to become contributing citizens to that vision.

This year’s focus is on what Anti-Bias Education can look like IN ACTION.

This is complex work, and Rabbi Hillel’s teaching reminds us of our responsibility to all four goals of Anti-Bias Education:

Identity • Diversity • Justice • Activism

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