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Pearl of Israel

Gan Israeli Home Child Care
4116 Greenwood Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 224-619-5234
Email: Hedva.gan.yeladim@gmail.com
Contact: Hedva Yitzhak

Hedva Yitzhak, founding director of Pearl of Israel Home Daycare, is a driven, energetic, educational leader in Jewish studies with an expertise in teaching modern Hebrew. With a passion for the development of young children's Jewish identity both academically and culturally, Hedva is motivated with a vision to instill the passion for continued Jewish growth and learning. Open to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, POI is a Hebrew spoken program that believes that children need to feel unconditional love and acceptance from the adults who take care of them. Secular and Jewish education with warmth, love, professionalism, and competence. Inspiring children to lifelong learning!

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