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About the Director: Veronica Maravankin

clientuploads/2010_images/mandel/ecd_meet_veron.jpgVeronica Maravankin, the JCC Early Childhood Director since 2007, is widely regarded as one of the best Early Childhood Directors in North America.  She was selected by JCC Association, along with six other Early Childhood Directors, to develop the new JCC Early Learning Framework, called Sheva that will inform, guide and support JCCs across North America on their journey toward excellence.  Veronica was one of three directors selected to launch the Sheva Early Learning Framework at the JCC Association Biennial in 2012, and it is our center, under Veronica’s leadership, that has been selected with the honor of being part of the first cohort of the Sheva Learning Communities.

In 2012, Maravankin, along with eight Early Childhood Educators from across the country, was awarded an ignition grant from the Covenant Foundation to create a Paradigm Project for Jewish Early Childhood Education.  The grant will assist the educators in creating Learning Communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and Greater Boston.  Maravankin will facilitate the South Florida group.  In 2011, she received a grant from the Kellogg Foundation to create a “Mind in the Making Learning Community.”   In 2008, Maravankin completed the Project Zero Summer Institute at Harvard University, School of Education. She is a graduate of the JECEI-Covenant Fellowship for Excellence in Jewish Early Childhood Education (2007-2009) and of the Covenant Foundation Fellowship in Leadership in Jewish Early Childhood Education (2009-2010).  In 2006, she was the recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education from the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education. 

Veronica emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two young children in 2002.  In Argentina, she had extensive experience in physical education working for FACCMA, the Argentinean Federation of Maccabbi Community Centers (1994-1998) as a Sports Coordinator.  She created and implemented the first soccer and field hockey camps, which attracted over 500 participants in the third year. 

Veronica earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical Education and Kinesiology and has postgraduate studies in Physical Education Department Management and Psycho-motor Skills.


Jeanne Moskowitz, Administrator

Jeanne moved to Florida nearly 15 years ago with her husband, Lewis, where she  honed her administrative skills as the office manager of his psychotherapy practice for many years. Being an active member of her temple, an opportunity arose for her to teach in the temple preschool so she went back to school to earn her CDA. She taught at Temple Beth Torah for two years, and has now worked for the JCC Early Childhood Learning Center for six years. Jeanne and her husband have three grown children.
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