A new infant class at The Sunshine School of the Marcus JCC began this month, bringing back a program that had been gone for many years. And when the MJCCA opened registration for its preschools for the 2020-21 school year Jan. 5, The Sunshine School offered its first transitional kindergarten class.
Kim Sucan, director of MJCCA Preschools, said of the new infant class, “There has been an increased demand for it, and we agreed that it was the right time.” She attributed the demand to more dual-income families. The Sunshine School also extended its hours this past fall to accommodate working parents who need to drop off their children earlier, she said.
Sucan added that she already had four infants enrolled for the current year. The infant class began Jan. 2.
The new transitional kindergarten class at the MJCCA’s East Cobb campus at Temple Kol Emeth, which will begin in the fall, is “ideal for children who have completed a 4-year-old preschool program or who are ‘young’ 5-years-olds, and may benefit from another year to develop academically, emotionally, physically and/or socially before progressing to a public or private kindergarten program,” according to the MJCCA.
“The curriculum features literacy, math, science and social studies exploration, as well as problem-solving and communication skills, with a heavy emphasis on social-emotional development.”
The Weinstein School at the main MJCCA Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody will offer its third year of transitional kindergarten and The Schiff School at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs, in its third year, got a new playground and recently was accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
“Our newest MJCCA preschool, The Schiff School, is growing in so many areas,” Sucan said. “It offers an intimate environment with programs from infant through pre-K, plus specials such as art, music, drama, science, PE, and all the benefits of our MJCCA curriculum. Our families are especially excited about the beautiful, newly-installed preschool playground.”