Engaging Families with Young Children

Engaging activities for families with young children

Parents, especially those with young children, face various challenges in today’s fast-paced world. Balancing social, emotional, and work-related pressures can be overwhelming, leaving parents constantly questioning their parenting skills. In such situations, families need support and validation as they navigate through the rituals and patterns that shape the future of their households.

At Instant Global News, we understand the importance of engaging families with young children. We believe that fostering meaningful experiences for these families is key to ensuring the vitality and strength of communities around the world. Whether or not the community has a preschool or early childhood education center (ECEC), we are committed to expanding and enhancing Jewish engagement for families throughout North America.

To facilitate this engagement, we invite families with young children to explore our RJ on the Go online portal. Through Jewish Life in Your Family Life, we provide structured activities that allow children and their grown-ups to participate together. One such activity is Shabbat ShaMorning, a live-streamed event focusing on character traits (middot) that support compassionate growth.

Our approach is informed by the latest research and years of experience working with synagogues, JCCs, and other communities specializing in early childhood. We have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by families with young children.

As part of our commitment, we collaborate with the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) to provide valuable resources and support to directors, teachers, and lay-leaders of early education programs. This partnership empowers us to stay at the forefront of the field, enabling us to offer the best possible experiences for families.

Additionally, our partnership with the JCC Association allows us to network and learn from one another. This collaboration helps us understand the unique challenges and rewards of working in Jewish Early Childhood Education across North America. Through Project Excellence for Early Childhood Congregational Education (PEECCE), we provide congregations with ECECs the opportunity to participate in a self-assessment tool facilitated by URJ-trained coaches. The assessment helps develop high-functioning leadership teams that include administrators, board members, clergy, educators, lay leaders, and parent volunteers. PEECCE is part of our Benchmarking and Assessment Project, which aims to promote excellence in early childhood education.

To learn more about engaging families with young children, you can download the report “Engaging Families with Young Children: A Report from the 2013-2014 Communities of Practice” or explore the “Rose Community Foundation: Standards of Excellence.”

At Instant Global News, we are dedicated to empowering families with young children and providing them with the support they need. Through our commitment to Jewish engagement and our extensive network of partners, we strive to create meaningful experiences that enrich the lives of these families.


Q: How can I access the RJ on the Go online portal?
A: To access the RJ on the Go online portal, you can visit our website, Instant Global News, and navigate to the Jewish Life in Your Family Life section. There, you will find a variety of engaging activities for families with young children.

Q: Are these activities exclusive to Jewish families?
A: While the activities are designed with a Jewish focus, they are open to families from all backgrounds. We believe that these experiences can benefit any family looking to engage with their young children in a meaningful way.

Q: How can I get involved in Project Excellence for Early Childhood Congregational Education (PEECCE)?
A: If you are part of a congregation with an Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), you can reach out to us through our website, Instant Global News, to express your interest in participating in PEECCE. Our team will guide you through the process and provide the necessary resources and support.


Engaging families with young children is crucial for building strong communities and empowering parents. At Instant Global News, we are committed to providing meaningful experiences that support compassionate growth and foster a sense of belonging. Through our collaborations, resources, and dedication, we strive to create a world where families with young children can thrive and find connection. Join us on this journey and explore the possibilities for engaging your family today.