Cooking something yummy, learning a new language, and creating a masterpiece. These are just a few of the enrichment activities children have enjoyed at the award-winning Lisa and Thom Mandel Early Childhood Education at The Shaw JCC of Akron. This fall, several new classes will be offered for little ones from jazz and hip hop and ballet to violin and gymnastics, all of which are designed to enrich the preschool experience.
“Our philosophy is that children learn best when actively involved in their environment and engaged in activities that promote individual growth. This philosophy is extended to our early childhood enrichment classes and activities, which are a great addition to your child’s learning and development. We offer a wide selection of choices that help build a foundation for social and creative growth,” said Mandel ECE director Kim Garra.
Enrichment classes for ages 2 ½ to 5 ½ start Sept. 5 with enrollment open to Shaw JCC members as well as nonmembers in the community. Classes are taught by experts in their respective fields.
“While the children are taking dance, gymnastics or violin, parents are encouraged to get in a workout, schedule a massage, or take a dip in the pool. If you’re thinking about joining the Shaw JCC, this is a great way for the whole family to experience our facility and to get to know our ECE and staff,” said Garra.
Fall Enrichment Class Line-up:
TINY TOES BALLET
Thursdays, Sept. 5-April 26 3:30–4:15 p.m. – Ages 2½-3½
Thursdays, Sept. 5-April 26 4:30–5:15 p.m. – Ages 3½-5
TINY TOES JAZZ & HIP HOP
Fridays, Sept. 6-April 26 4:15–5 p.m. – Ages 2½-3½
Fridays, Sept. 6-April 26 5–5:45 p.m. – Ages 3½-5½
SUZUKI EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & VIOLIN ENRICHMENT
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 – Nov. 26 Times vary – Ages 3-5
GYMNASTICS WITH MS. JACKIE
MEET COACH JACKIE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 AT 3:45 p.m.
Fridays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8 3:30–4:15 p.m. – Preschool
Mondays, Sept. 9 – Nov. 4 5:30–6:15 p.m. – Beginner
Mondays & Fridays, Sept. 9-Nov. 8 4:30–5:30 p.m. – Intermediate
WACKY BOARD & BODY GAMES WITH MS. KIM
Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 1:15-2 p.m. – Ages 3-5