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Sheva

Sheva Center
Sheva

JCC early childhood programs are the largest platform of Jewish early childhood education in North America, touching thousands of young lives annually. Recognizing that reach and responsibility, the Sheva Center has been created, an innovative approach to early childhood education, empowering teachers and directors, and positioning JCC early childhood education centers as examples of excellence.

Sheva, which means seven in Hebrew, is a powerful number in Jewish thought and practice. The Sheva framework employs seven core principles of early care and education and contemporary and ancient texts, using seven Jewish lenses to reveal universal values. Sheva classrooms weave these values throughout their educational day.

Sheva Framework

1. Children as Constructivist Learners – Curriculum emerges from the children’s ideas, abilities, and interests in an environment created for children to reflect and build upon experiences

2. Directors as Visionaries – Directors work closely with faculty, parents, and lay leaders to create exceptional learning environments

3. Teachers as Professionals – Faculty seek to create and embrace learning opportunities for personal and professional development while provoking wonder, curiosity, and engagement with our children

4. Families as Engaged Partners – Parents are included as part of the learning process through celebrations, communication, and adult learning opportunities

5. Environments as Inspiration for Inquiry – Environments are created to incorporate exploration, connection, and a sense of belonging

6. discoverCATCH as Sh’mirat HaGuf (taking care of our bodies) – An innovative program that is designed to encourage healthy eating and exercise habits for young  children and their families

7. Israel as the Story of the Jewish People – ECE provides an engaging and innovative way for families and faculty to begin or continue their Jewish journey through School Twinning and faculty visits to Israel

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Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Do you have plans this weekend? Help us ring in the holiday season (and get a jump start on your 2020 exercise goals) at the Hot Chocolate Fun Run this Sunday, Dec 15! 1K/5K/10K routes are available, and the whole family is welcome to attend.

More info and registration below--see you there!
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Shabbat Shalom! Wishing all of our friends, near and far, a warm and restful weekend.
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Cycle for Good is back! Join Laura Swenson and music with DJ Thoolan for a special 2 hour Spin ride to benefit The J Taglit Program.

Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the fourth annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Thanks to staggered start times, many participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America. Each JCC will ride and raise money for a charity of their choice.

Reserve your bike now for 8am, 9am or both for a suggested donation of $18!
https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5078&pid=30288&sid=575270
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Free event alert! Join us to kick off the holiday season at GLOW, an interactive glow-in-the-dark party for the whole family. More info and registration here: https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5078/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=TMP27400&locations=B330
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Winter break is just around the corner, and Camp J is the place for your kids to play, explore, and have a blast this holiday season:

https://tucsonjcc.org/children-and-teens/camp-j/winter-camp-j/
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
There's still time to sign up for our 1/5/10K Hot Chocolate Fun Run on the 15th! Kick off the holiday season with us--the whole family is welcome!
https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/run-series/hot-chocolate-run/
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