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Sheva. The number seven has extraordinary power in Jewish thought and practice. The core elements of Sheva are firmly rooted in the latest research on child development and are the foundation of our teaching.

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directors-jcc-chicago-250-leannLeanne Nathan, Director

Leanne has a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Leadership Advocacy. She has been with JCC since 1996, as a site director since 2001, and is also a member of our JCC Chicago Early Childhood Management Team. Leanne is responsive to children’s needs and has a keen awareness of what’s happening in the classroom. She demonstrates her dedication through her caring nature, and plays a key role in developing and guiding all JCC Early Childhood programs.

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