Clients Say…

On my upcoming book, Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy – Spiritual Development for Young Children: Deb Schein has successfully unpacked the meaning of spirituality for young children in this incredibly compelling and well written treatise that will engage early childhood educators, parents, and leaders in the field. Through her personal narrative, which is skillfully woven throughout the text, this gifted educator takes the reader on a journey to explore the many facets of spiritual development. We learn through these pages how to discover and nurture spirituality by carefully observing children as they engage in wonder and enquiry. Deb entices and inspires the reader to construct physical, social, and emotional environments that promote spirituality. Far beyond another teacher’s guide, this book touches the very soul of early childhood education, inspiring us to go back to our professional roots as well as move forward into a domain which is of utmost significance for young children in today’s world of academic necessity and pragmatic instrumentality.

Dr. David Brody, Assistant Professor, Efrata College of Education, Jerusalem

Deb is the first person I contact with any questions about how very young children learn concepts. Her in-depth knowledge and experience is always a source of guidance for me and my work in science education.

Marlene Hilkowitz, STEM Preservice Teacher Development

Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the BJE event. I enjoyed listening to you and felt incredibly inspired by you. I too believe that as teachers we are facilitators and the moment we understand that, we open an entire realm of possibilities for our children.

Farnaz Hazany, MS, MFTI

{Deb} bridged spirituality and STEAM, often something I have difficulty doing. I get the STEAM, but miss the spirituality, an innovative approach.

Attendee, 2015 BJE Early Childhood Institute

We loved Deb Schein! Her sessions were well organized; she knows her subject deeply and facilitated a cross-cultural environment that encouraged everyone to learn and feel capable to implement their learning in the classroom.

Education director / workshop participant, 2014 Roots of Nature early childhood education conference

I am so glad that you will be the Jewish support person for the JCC. Your passion and expertise will be so inspiring for the staff and children.

Jennifer SlatteryDirector of Early Childhood ProgramsBeth Shalom, Pittsburgh

Very interesting and refreshing to learn about the developmental growth of children from a spiritual point of view. Thank you!

Attendee, 2015 BJE Early Childhood Institute

Thank you Deb for your leadership and persistence in bringing our interest forums together and pioneering this nifty collaboration! It was your vision that made it happen. It is really a wonderfully colorful illustration of how folks and interest forums with varying perspectives can work together and share unifying moments, such as where science, play and spirituality flow together.

Walter, 2017 NAEYC conference participant

I want to thank you for sharing your very special wisdom and life experiences with our staff. Everyone enjoyed it tremendously. I look forward to more collaborations.

Lori L. BernsteinDirector of
Early Childhood & School Age Activities
Shaw JCC of Akron

Such a great lecture!  It’s so nice at the beginning of the year to recenter oneself on the basics of the relationship between child and teacher.

Workshop participant, August 2013

I had been looking forward to your course since beginning my Master’s degree one year ago. Through thought-provoking questions, informative articles, and enlightening discussions, you’ve really challenged me to think about my position as an infant-toddler professional in new ways. And you’ve changed the way I see infant development and learning. Thank you so much for making this course such a valuable part of my education and of my ongoing work.  I will be reflecting on your guidance for a long time to come.

Sandra, graduate student

We are most appreciative of the contribution you made to the day, and the benefits that the students of those in attendance will derive from your teaching.

Attendee, 2015 BJE Early Childhood Institute