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Jeanne Ruckert Lovy

Areas of expertise:

  • • Family engagement and early childhood strategy and planning
  • • Financial management of early childhood and engagement programs, including multi-site supervision and management
  • • Considerations in start-up and closure of early childhood programs
  • • Internal and external communication and messages
  • • Implementation of policies and initiatives relating to children and families within a JCC
  • • Early childhood curriculum, teaching and best practices
  • • Implementation of Discover: CATCH Early Childhood as a way to bridge Health & Wellness and Early Childhood within a JCC, and implementation and rollout of the Sheva framework
  • • NAEYC accreditation and licensing

Jeanne has been at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston since 2007, initially managing the six JCC early childhood centers including over 100 early childhood teachers and subsequently working to integrate all family engagement, early childhood and PJ Library activities into the overall organizational strategy. She is currently responsible for the JCC Center for Families, which develops programs, places and ideas to help children and the adults in their lives make strong connections to each other. Prior to coming to the JCC, she worked as a consultant for a work-life planning firm, which included the launch and start-up of new preschools as well as technical assistance to community and employer-sponsored early childhood programs. Jeanne graduated from Tufts University and started her career as a kindergarten teacher at a lab school program including supervision of student teachers and modeling and training on best practices.

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