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

2024 Annual Conference

12/14/23: Start making plans for our Jewish ECE annual conference! Sponsorship opportunities still available. Read more →

2023-2024 Offerings

9/25/23: For leaders and educators - professional development opportunities offered by The Efshar Project team have been updated and published for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more →

Childcare Development Specialist Apprenticeship

6/28/23: The Efshar Project is working in collaboration with Red Rocks Community College to create opportunities for apprentices or mentors to take advantage of and participate in The Childcare Development Specialist Apprenticeship while employed at one of our participating partner schools. Read more →

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
Upcoming Events

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

Conference Reflections 2022

On January 3rd, 2023, nearly 200 early childhood educators from The Efshar Network gathered at the Boulder JCC ...
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Collaborative Art with Toddlers

The toddlers at the Denver JCC are up to some interesting and unexpected art projects! While most people ...
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Inspired by Design – Career Pathways Mentor Program

Building on the transformative design thinking work Efshar did with Boosh from an innovation grant from Rose Community ...
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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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