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Open Letter from Alissa Levey Baugh

Alissa Levey Baugh on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Approaching retirement, I find myself reminiscing about the decades I’ve spent at the JCC. My earliest memories are of the Rampart location when it was on the edge of ...

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ECD Registration Opens for 2018-19 School Year

Lisa Guerrero, Early Childhood Director on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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A meeting will be held for prospective families who want to learn about the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7pm. The program's philosophy and curriculum will be highlighted and a tour of the classrooms will be given.

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Connect with Your Child!

Alissa Levey Baugh, Director of Curriculum & Creative Experiences on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Cell phones, computers, and other hi-tech inventions have helped us connect with each other more easily, often making our lives easier. 

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Lisa Guerrero New ECD Director

JCC Staff on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Lisa Vest Guerrero has officially begun in her new role as Director of the JCC’s Block & Dreeben School for Young Children early childhood education program, effective Sept. 1. 

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17th Annual Start Seeing Diversity Conference

JCC Staff on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Friday, Mar. 3, the JCC will host the 17th Annual Start Seeing Diversity Conference from 8am to 4pm. Participants include early childhood teachers and directors from local public and private schools, parent educators, as well as those who work in agencies who support the needs of young children and families.

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Final Precious Minds, New Connections Class

ECD Staff on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Since 2002, the Barshop Jewish Community Center has offered Precious Minds, New Connections parenting classes thanks to generous grants from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.

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Healthy Eating at the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children

Alissa Levey Baugh, Director of Early Childhood Services on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Nutrition education is an important aspect of our program. Our goals are to increase the children’s acceptance of a wide variety of foods and to promote good eating habits for optimal development.

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Young Children Need to Play!

Alissa Levey Baugh, Director of Early Childhood Education on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Years of research on children’s learning and development document the many benefits of play for children’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language development.

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Pre-Kindergarten Cultural Friendship Exchange Its So Much More than Just a Field Trip

Cynthia Baker, Assistant Director ECD on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Our Cultural Friendship Exchange Program, funded by the United Way of San Antonio, has been moving full steam ahead since its inception in the late 1990s, when another child care center director asked our Block and Dreeben School for Young Children director, Alissa Levey Baugh, to share some of the traditions of Hanukkah with their class.

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Why Take Parenting Classes?

Allison Newsom, Marketing & Sales Coordinator on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Another Precious Minds, New Connections parenting class is upon us, with the first class of the new school year beginning Tuesday, September 9 at 9:15 AM or 6:30 PM. The JCC offers classes regularly with no financial charge to parents.

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