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BJBE Early Childhood Center at the Chava Center

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 940-7575
Fax: (847) 940-7579
Email: swexler@bjbe.org
Web: http://www.bjbe.org
Contact: Susie Wexler

Preschool for children 2 years old through preK, and Parent-Tot programs for younger learners. Joyful Judaism, love of learning and caring community infuse every aspect of our program. Children are seen as capable and creative individuals. A foundation of strong relationships allows each child to develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively to be their best self. Using the Jewish calendar as a guide, staff follows best practices in early childhood education to create high-quality learning experiences.


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