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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Murray Keshner’s “Anyone Can Draw and Paint” students have a display up in the JHC! Make sure to swing by and check out some of their amazing work. 🎨🖌

Want to sign up? https://tucsonjcc.org/event/anyone-can-draw-paint/2019-03-05/

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Send a kid to Summer Camp J!

Liam Keith, age 10, tells us “I love camp because of the pool and the field trips. My first day of camp I was super scared, but I liked my counselors a lot. When asked if he made friends at camp, he says, “Yes, I made friends in camp. Keaton and I are really good friends. He taught me how to get better at archery and I taught him how to swim better.” When we asked Liam about what he learned at camp, he responds, “In my second year of camp I did robotics and I learned a lot of multiplication. When I went back to school they put me in extended math, and I still am in extended math…I still have the robot I made, too.” When asked what advice he would give to kids who are new to camp, he said, very wisely, “It’s kind of scary at first, but if you just be yourself and talk to people, it will be very easy.”

To give a gift right now and watch a video of our interviews with five awesome campers, go to http://tucsonjcc.org/give
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Prom-o-rama is based off of the idea of Cinderella's fairy godmother making her dream to attend the ball come true. The J is excited to partner with Cinderella's Closet, which was created to do just that - provide dresses and accessories to enable girls to attend their high school proms. It’s also a way to recycle these lightly used items.

Bring dresses in any size to The J before March 30th to help make a girl’s dream come true!

Please make sure dresses are current with what a high school girl would wear and make sure items are clean.
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Swinging into the weekend with kettlebells! We have many personal training packages and classes to choose from. Summer will be here before you know it! #BodyGoals 💪🏋

https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/

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Happy Purim! Everyone at The J is getting into the spirit. Check out all the fun costumes! 🎉🎈
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