The Efshar Project

Powering possibilities for Jewish early childhood education in Colorado.

The Efshar Project was created to build Jewish identity and ensure quality early learning experiences at Jewish ECE Centers.

About Us

In 2008, The Efshar Project (formerly known as the Colorado Jewish ECE Initiative) was created to build Jewish identity through increasing access to high quality professional learning experiences. Today, we have expanded our work and refined our core mission.

We work on behalf of the:
  • 11 Jewish early childhood education centers in the Denver/Boulder community
  • Approximately 200 educators
  • Almost 1000 children
  • 850 families that attend our partner early learning centers and preschools

Latest Announcements

Job Postings

8/9/22: Ganeinu Preschool, Gan Chaya Esther Preschool and The Efshar Project are seeking a shared Business Operations Coordinator. Read More →

Community Partners

8/9/22: We've updated our Community Partners page to provide even more Early Childhood resources. Read More →

2022-2023 Programs

Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming programs for the new school year offered by The Efshar Project.

About Us

In 2008, The Efshar Project (formerly known as the Colorado Jewish ECE Initiative) was created to build Jewish identity through increasing access to high quality professional learning experiences. Today, we have expanded our work and refined our core mission.
We work on behalf of the:
  • 11 Jewish early childhood education centers in the Denver/Boulder community
  • Approximately 200 educators
  • Almost 1000 children
  • 850 families that attend our partner early learning centers and preschools
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Events & Activities

Visit often for details on events for educators, families, school leaders and more. We hope to see you soon! 

"As a longtime Jewish early childhood educator, I have benefited greatly from personalized professional development support, both through individual and small group learning experiences. The support of The Efshar Project team has helped me gain greater confidence in my abilities and I am now in an Assistant Director role!”
— S. Last
Assistant Director, BMH/BJ Preschool

Read Our Latest Posts

The Efshar Project-Mission-Background

Monthly Network Meetings

The Efshar Project thanks Sheila Purdin, Abby Hoese and Dawn Spector who have been thought partners and leaders throughout the year to …

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Appreciating Our Educators – There is Nothing More Jewish!

Each year the first full week of May officially brings a national focus of gratitude directed at educators …

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Educator Spotlight: Abby Myers Hoese

Read our interview with Abby Myers Hoese, an educator at JCC.

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Who is part of The Efshar Project?

Generously Funded by:​

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and generous anonymous donors

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