Summer Playhouse & ECE School Year 2023-24


Summer Playhouse is a perfect place to experience structured activities such as gardening, swimming, arts & crafts and hiking. Plus, we have a variety of experiential learning opportunities every day!


We’re so excited to be a part of your child’s learning development for the 2023/24 School Year! With so many activities and enrichment programs, no days are ever the same! But they’re all rewarding and fun! 


2023/24 Dates: 

2023 Summer Playhouse:
June 5 - August 25

2023/24 School Year:
Sept 5 - May 31


Contact the ECE at (330) 835-0044 for additional information.




Enjoy a Flexible Schedule!


  • Part-time and full-time options available.
  • Full-day and half-day options available - with lunch.
  • 10% discount is applied to siblings.


  • Infants & Transitional Toddlers
    (6 weeks - 18 months*)

    For our littlest friends! Your child will spend their time with the most nurturing of teachers. Children will participate in activities that promote gross and fine motor skills and also encourage cognitive, language, and social development.

  • Toddlers
    (19-23 months*)

    The toddler program is geared toward getting your child out and about, on and around the J. Children will explore the outdoor playground, our gardens, and experience learning through creative hands-on activities.

  • 2 Year-Olds*

    As your child grows, their exploration does too! Our two-year old program is geared towards social interactions, gross and fine motor development, and, of course, playing at the J! Campers will swim in our splash pool, garden, and participate in outdoor and indoor adventures.

  • 3-Year-Olds*

    Your child will experience a day filled with swimming, sports, exploration, and so much more! Our three-year-old program is geared toward guided play in a nurturing environment with hands-on activities and special guests!

  • 4-Year-Olds*

    This program is geared for our friends entering pre-kindergarten. Independence is encouraged in a safe environment to help prepare your child for pre-kindergarten. Kids will swim, play, and explore the great outdoors, garden, and so much more!

* By September 30

Please Note: Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact ECE Director Kim Garra at (330) 835-0044 or to apply.

  • Mandel ECE Director

    Have questions? Need information? Want to take a tour? Contact Kim Garra for more information on The Lisa and Thom Mandel Early Childhood Center at the Shaw JCC.

    330-835-0044 or email