About Veronica

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Veronica Maravankin, Ed, M. is an early childhood expert, proficient in catalyzing systemic change through strategic planning, redesigning teaching and learning to reflect 21st-century skills development, fiscal responsibility, professional development and supervision, values-based education, and lay leader and donor relations

Veronica holds a Master’s degree in Education, with a focus on human development and psychology, from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She served as the Early Childhood Director of the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center at the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches for 12 years. During her tenure, Veronica led a process of transforming the school from a traditional daycare to a state-of-the-art, forward-thinking Early Childhood Learning Center; from a school that relied solely on a rote learning-based curriculum to a school where constructivist, inquiry-based learning takes center stage. 

Veronica is a founding member of The Paradigm Project, a growing network of practitioner-activists in Jewish Early Childhood Education, bound by a shared commitment to multiplying and nurturing the seeds of excellence in our schools and our field for the benefit of children, families, educators, communities, and the world.

For thirteen years Veronica has been an active member of the JCC Association’s Early Childhood Department, a Sheva faculty member, and was one of the original creators of the Sheva Early Learning Framework.

 

Originally from Argentina, she has lived in Florida for 20 years with her husband and her two children, now young adults.  In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, and baking. She has a very soft spot for Israeli music and dancing.

Testimonials

"Working with Veronica has transformed my work as a director. Her support and guidance have been critical factors in our successes this year. Thanks to Veronica we are able to see the tasks ahead more clearly, think proactively and plan for the changes we want to make. Veronica is an invaluable thought partner!"

Caitlin Sullivan-Fieldman Co-Director, Godine Early Learning Center JCC Greater Boston April 28, 2019