Shaw JCC: Your One-Stop Spot for Quality Child Care


Did you know that the Shaw JCC offers year-round childcare solutions including school-aged childcare, a School's Out program for holidays, in-service days and bad weather, and babysitting services? We are also home to the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center for children 6 weeks to pre-K.


Download our current brochure to learn more about School-Aged Child Care (SACC)! Enrollment forms and payment are due July 31, 2020 in order to secure your child's spot in the program.


Need an early start? Sign-up for KidSpace in the mornings. Kids will enjoy a tasty kosher breakfast and fun activities before they head off to school. 


Shaw JCC After-School program enrollment is limited in available spots due to transportation and center capacity.  Please contact us before applying to confirm space. If a particular school is full or we do not provide service we can add you to a waiting list for future possibilities.


*The Shaw JCC transportation* will bring your child to school in the morning and back to the Shaw JCC in the afternoon. 


Ages 5-12
Before School Care 7-8:30 a.m. • Afterschool Care 2:30-6 p.m.
Priority registration for current families; Limited space available!

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Kim Garra at 330-835-0044.

Our mission


It is our mission to create a safe, relaxed, trusting atmosphere where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others.


About the program


Our School-Aged Child Care (SACC) program is licensed to operate by the State of Ohio, Department of Jobs & Family Services. We strongly believe in providing children with the opportunity to participate in a well-balanced and safe afternoon of recreational, social, cultural and educational activities. Our goal is for every child to have a meaningful experience while they are here. We ensure that all the activities provided are differentiated to meet the needs of all children. Our supportive and well-trained staff is continually striving to ensure that your child feels at home when they are here at the Shaw JCC.


Who can participate?


The Shaw JCC provides school-aged child care programming (also known as KidSpace). Children from Akron Public, Revere Local, Copley-Fairlawn City School Districts and The Lippman School will attend after school at the Shaw JCC located at 750 White Pond Drive. Transportation is available. Please contact us to see if your specific school is on the list. Children who attend Judith Resnik Community Learning Center will remain at the school for their after-school program run by the Shaw JCC.


What will my child do in the school-aged child care program?


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When the children arrive, they go to their age appropriate group. Once children have been checked in, they are given a healthy snack before they go to their activities.


At KidSpace at The J, the children will engage in different activities throughout the afternoon which includes crafts, games, homework time, as well as physical activities in the gym to help develop their fine and gross motor skills and to promote good sportsmanship.


At Resnik, the children arrive and check in with the SACC staff and go to their group. The children are given a healthy snack, and then they choose table activities, they may read a book, or create something at the art table. Depending on the weather the children may go outside or in the gym for some physical activities.


What happens when my child does not have school?


If school is out for in-service, holidays, or bad weather, we have something planned for you! These days may offer field trips, cooking, games, crafts, swimming, and more. We are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shaw JCC. Please bring a dairy lunch and swim gear. (On Snowdays, you must have Snowday Insurance).


Tuition Fees


All full-year tuition fees are required to be set-up on a Tuition Payment Plan by July 31,2020. The Lippman School families who are not members of the Shaw JCC will pay a one-time KidsSpace non-member fee of $100. This fee is not included in the rates listed below. Other families enrolling in KidSpace must be members in good standing at the Shaw JCC of Akron.


Enrollment Fee


A nonrefundable $50 one-time enrollment fee is required per child to hold your child’s place in our SACC program. The deadline to enroll is May, 30 2020.


KidSpace Fees (at The J)


AM Care PM Care
3 days - $75/month 3 days - $125/month
5 days - $120/month 5 days - $195/month

5 day AM/PM Care Bundle $275


AM Transportation - $85/month
PM Transportation - $85/month
AM/PM Bundle Transportation - $150/month


Resnik Fees


AM Care PM Care
3 days - $75/month 3 days - $135/month
5 days - $120/month 5 days - $205/month

5 day AM/PM Care Bundle $300


Sibling Discounts


5% discount offered to additional siblings (includes the Mandel Early Child Education Center).