Raye Lynn has her B.A. in Elementary Education and has been working at the MJCCA for nearly 40 years. Throughout those years, she has been a classroom educator, served as the Branch Director of Shirley Blumenthal Park, Director of the Sunshine School (her current position,) and Co-Director of Early Childhood Services at the MJCCA. Raye Lynn has been a member of the Georgia Childcare Council representing faith-based programs, an accreditation validator for NAEYC, a volunteer at the Link Family Counseling Center, a volunteer for Lifelink of Georgia, and a volunteer with the American Liver Foundation. Raye Lynn successfully guided the school through NAEYC accreditation in 1992 and has maintained that status through many reaccreditation processes. She worked with her staff to successfully re-license the school upon its move to the beautiful Temple Kol Emeth location.
Nancy Parker began her career at The Sunshine School as a lead teacher for a 3-year-old class before going on to launch the first 1-year-old full-day classroom, for which she wrote the curriculum and assembled the teaching staff. During her tenure with the preschool Nancy also was promoted to Director of Camp Billi Marcus and then Assistant Director at the MJCCA’s former Mid-Town Full Day Preschool. During this time Nancy was also teaching at Temple Beth Tikvah Religious School. She later also assumed the role of Office Manager at The Sunshine School and in recent years was a senior account executive for a local printing business. She has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. Nancy is thrilled to get back to her passion for education as Director of The Sunshine School.
Symbol of Excellence
The Weinstein School and The Sunshine School are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction awarded only to the top 7% of preschools nationwide. For more information about NAEYC, please visit their website.
CBS Ranks as Top 5
CBS reports Sunshine Preschool as one of the the top five child care centers in Atlanta.
The Sunshine School
Temple Kol Emeth
1415 Old Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Raye Lynn Banks, 678.812.3720