Shulamith Early Childhood Center hosted an open school night for parents on Monday evening, September 9. Parents in nursery through pre-1A heard from the new director, Mrs. Esther Kirschbaum. Morah Esther joined Shulamith this summer after having served as the early childhood director at Bais Yaakov of Queens for more than 25 years. Also an experienced professor, she has taught education courses at both Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and at the graduate level at Mercy College.
She chaired the CAJE (Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education) Day School Conference at St. Johns University, is a member of NAEYC (National Association of the Education of Young Children), JECA (Jewish Early Childhood Association), and is a board member of Shalom Task Force. Additionally, Morah Esther has three decades of experience presenting professional-development workshops to directors and teachers on a wide range of topics related to early childhood. Morah Esther engaged the parents with her educational practices and theories. Her warmth, sincerity, and breadth of knowledge impressed everyone in the room.
The parents then visited their daughters’ classrooms and learned what a typical day for their daughter will look like and the goals to be accomplished this year. The buzz of eager anticipation was felt as parents headed out, excited for all the ways their daughters will be growing this year.