Our Teachers

Our exceptional, experienced teachers are the heart and soul of our schools and the principle reason behind our continued success. Their level of commitment to both our schools and our students is unwavering.

  • Our teachers have more than 750 years combined experience at MJCCA preschools alone!
  • Most of our teachers have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education or a related field; at minimum teachers must have a CDA.
  • Our staff complete more than twice the state mandated requirement for continuing education through our own training school. The MJCCA Benator Early Childhood Training Institute (BECTI,) with a combination of Judaic and best practices in Early Childhood Education coursework as well as first aid, CPR, and health and safety.
  • Our teachers come from various countries including Israel, giving our preschoolers an up close, first-hand look at different cultures.

"I have learned so much from the staff at the Weinstein School. I attribute it to the fact that you are well trained and caring individuals. The resources that you provide help me to be a better parent and your moral support gives me the strength to carry on."
- Miriam (proud MJCCA preschool mother of two)

Nationally Recognized: MJCCA Benator Early Childhood Training Institute

Our qualified, professional teaching staff receive on-going continuing education through the MJCCA Benator Early Childhood Training Institute. BECTI continues to be one of the most emulated and critically-acclaimed teacher training programs, and is now in use at a number of preschools throughout Georgia. BECTI also offers parent education classes throughout the year.

In 2000 and 2004, The Jewish Community Center Association nationally recognized BECTI for providing a continuing systematic staff education program for different learning needs.

Additionally, the MJCCA's Early Childhood Education Substitute Teacher Program was chosen as the model for the United Way of Atlanta and Smart Start Georgia, and the program has been replicated throughout Georgia.

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.

Contact Us

The Weinstein School

MJCCA Zaban Park
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Kim Sucan, Director, 678.812.3834
Ileene McCain, Assistant Director of Admissions, 678.812.3833

The Sunshine School
East Cobb

Temple Kol Emeth
1415 Old Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30062

Nancy Parker
, Director, 678.812.3708

The Schiff School
Sandy Springs

Temple Emanu-El
1580 Spalding Dr
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Stephanie Lampert
, Director, 678.812.3770
Ileene McCain, Assistant Director of Admissions, 678.812.3833


The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.