Contacts for Parenting & Family

Family Services Department

Director
Amy Brinko
703.537.3039
Amy.Brinko@jccnv.org

Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley
703.537.3077
Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Services
Fairfax - JCCNV

Director
Amy Vermillion
703.537.3038
Amy.Vermillion@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Amit Hickman
703.537.3051
Amit.Hickman@jccnv.org

ECLC Program Coordinators
Laura Cooper
703.537.3065
Laura.Cooper@jccnv.org

Kelsey Lanza
703.537.3086
Kelsey.Lanza@jccnv.org

Jewish Values and
Culture Coordinator

Debbie Blonder
703.537.3067
Debbie.Blonder@jccnv.org

ECS Programming and
Events Coordinator

Juliana Quinteros-Mian
703.537.3016
Juliana.Quinteros@jccnv.org 

Early Childhood Services
Alexandria - Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Director
Dina Backer
703.537.3084
Dina.Backer@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director
Ali Kerlin
703.537.3084
Alison.Kerlin@jccnv.org

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Services Director
Joelle Kelenson
703.537.3091
Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

School-Age Services Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell
703.537.3096
Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

School-Age Services Coordinator
Conor Dibble
703.537.3097
Conor.Dibble@jccnv.org

Camp Achva Director and Teen Community Liaison
Brian Grossbard
703.537.3041
Brian.Grossbard@jccnv.org 

j.dance program

Director
Barri DeFrancisci
703.537.3037
Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org

Dance Coordinator
Brenda Forsley
703.537.3057
Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert
703.537.3064
Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org

Community Engagement Coordinators

Samantha Brown
703.537.3019
Samantha.Brown@jccnv.org 

Jennifer DeAngelis
703.537.3045
Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org

JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov
703.537.3034
Dana.Kalishov@jccnv.org

Upcoming Events

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Centertainment

Early Childhood Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes

Spring 2015 Enrichment Class Registration begins Monday, December 1

Children must be three years old as of 12/30/14 in order to enroll in most specialty classes. Children attending the JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center must be enrolled in the three-year-old or four-year-old program. Please check class descriptions for age requirements.

Fees:
10-week class:  $180/ $160 member
8-week class:  $144/ $128 member
7-week class:  $126/ $112 member
6-week class: $108/ $96 member  5-week class: $90/ $80 member   
4-week class:  $72/ $64 member       
3-week class:  $54/ $48 member       

Classes are listed in order by day of the week, then by start date. All Early Childhood specialty classes meet from 1:10pm–2pm.

Little Scholars Classes
The ECLC has teamed up with Little Scholars to bring exciting new programs to our enrichment offerings. Little Scholars classes are crafted and delivered by credentialed teachers to ensure a quality experience for each child. Please see classes below for more details. Children must be potty-trained to participate in Little Scholars classes.

Mondays

Once Upon a Story
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Mondays, January 5–26 (3 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19)
This exciting program uses crafts, finger plays and more to help bring your child’s favorite books to life.
Fee:  $54/ $48 member
Code:  #5686   

Number Crunchers
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Mondays, February 2–23 (4 weeks)
This Little Scholars class is perfect for all budding mathematicians! Children will be immersed in rich and multi-sensory activities using manipulative and hands-on activities to build their math skill set.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member 
Code:  #5687   

Hablo Español: Session I
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Mondays, March 2–23 (4 weeks)
Join Little Scholars on a journey to be introduced and exposed to the following Spanish concepts: colors, body parts, numbers and common phrases.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5688  

Hablo Español: Session II
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Mondays, April 6–27 (4 weeks)
Join Little Scholars on a journey to be introduced and exposed to the following Spanish concepts: colors, body parts, numbers, common phrases and more.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5689

Scrapbooking
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Mondays, May 4–18 (3 weeks)
In this class your child will create their own book of family and school-year memories. You supply the photographs and we’ll supply your child with all the materials, a scrapbook, and lots of fun!
Fee:  $54/ $48 member
Code:  #5690

Princesses and Superheroes
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Mondays, June 1–15 (3 weeks)
In this interactive and high-energy Little Scholars class, your child will sparkle while saving the world. This class combines cooperative games, team building skills, literature and educational enrichment activities to ensure their powers reign supreme!
Fee:  $54/ $48 member
Code:  #5691

Tuesdays

Little Yogis: Session I
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Tuesdays, February 3–March 3 (5 weeks)
Enroll your little ones in this fun-loving class that uses breathing techniques, yoga poses, movement, songs, and stories that encourage children to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. Classes end with a quiet relaxation period.
Fee:  $90/ $80 member 
Code:  #5692 
 
Little Yogis: Session II
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Tuesdays, April 7–May 12 (6 weeks)
Enroll your little ones in this fun-loving class that uses breathing techniques, yoga poses, movement, songs, and stories that encourage children to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. Classes end with a quiet relaxation period.
Fee:  $108/ $96 member 
Code:  #5693 
 
Wednesdays

Young Musicians
Ages: 4–5 (Must be 4 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, January 7–March 11
(10 weeks)
Little Hands’ Young Musicians class is a pressure-free, developmentally appropriate transition to help children musically succeed before taking on more formal instruction. Young Musicians helps every child develop a confident, joyful voice for singing and speaking.
Fee:  $220/ $200 member plus $30 material cost (Note: the material cost is paid directly to the Young Musicians instructor; cash or check made payable to “Little Hands” only.)
Code:  #5694

Petite Picassos
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Wednesdays, February 4–25 (4 weeks)
Learn about different colors, kinds of brushes, paints and canvases all while creating miniature masterpieces.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member 
Code:  #5695 

Creative Builders
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Mondays, March 4–25 (4 weeks)
This Little Scholars class is just right for young inventors, creators, builders and designers. Your child will create designs and make structures using Legos®, recyclable materials and other interesting items while gaining problem-solving, reasoning and teamwork skills!
Fee:  $72/ $64 member 
Code:  #5696

Weather Wonders
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Wednesdays, April 8–29 (4 weeks)
Your child will learn about the science of nature in this exciting class! Students will create a working weather station outside to help them learn about weather safety and the “hows” and “whys” of weather.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5697  

Wood Creations
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Wednesdays, May 6–June 10 (6 weeks)
This Little Scholars class ignites your child’s engineering, physics and math mind through wood projects. Materials such as hammers and sand paper will be used to build, create and decorate wood crafts such as totem poles, cars, teepees and more!
Fee:  $108/ $96 member 
Code:  #5698 

Thursdays

Mini Mini Gym: Session I
Ages: 2–3 (Must be 2 as of 12/30)
Thursdays, February 5–26 (4 weeks)
Your child’s gross motor and social skills will be enhanced through movement, music, basic tumbling, and lots of imagination in this fun class.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member 
Code:  #5699
  
Green Thumbs
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Thursdays, April 9–30 (4 weeks)
Let your child explore nature in this class where they’ll learn what it takes to make plants, fruits, vegetables and flowers grow.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5700

Mini Mini Gym: Session II
Ages: 2–3 (Must be 2 as of 12/30)
Thursdays, May 7–28 (4 weeks)
Your child’s gross motor and social skills will be enhanced through movement, music, basic tumbling, and lots of imagination in this fun class.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member 
Code:  #5701

Fridays

Whiz Kids
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Fridays, January 9–30 (4 weeks)
This Little Scholars’ class takes your child on a scientific discovery mission! The world of science will be explored through everyday objects such as toys, food and nature. There will be some scientific explosions, a few creations and a whole lot of discoveries.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5702

Storybook Cook
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Fridays, February 6–27 (4 weeks)
Read, explore and cook your way through classic stories from children’s literature. Whether it’s the oatmeal from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or magic beans from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” your child will have a fascinating and delicious adventure each week!
Fee:  $72/ $64 member  
Code:  #5703

World Travelers
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Fridays, March 6–27 (4 weeks)
This Little Scholars class will take your child on a journey around the world. We’ll visit a new country each week through literature, games and art activities while learning a bit about geography and history along the way.
Fee:  $72/ $64 member
Code:  #5704

Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30)
Fridays, April 17–May 1 (3 weeks)
Your child will explore the world of transportation in this unique class. Each week, your child will craft a vehicle — some with wheels, some with wings and even some with propellers!
Fee:  $54/ $48 member  
Code:  #5705

Mermaid Gals & Pirate Pals
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 12/30 and potty-trained)
Fridays, May 8–June 12 (5 weeks)
(no class May 22)
This Little Scholars class sets sail on many adventures. Treasure hunts, sand castle building and mystical ocean discoveries will help your child dive deep into the world of mermaids and pirates through music, art, language development and social skills.
Fee:  $90/ $80 member 
Code:  #5706