Contacts for Parenting & Family

Family Services Department

Amy Brinko

Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley

Early Childhood Services
Fairfax - JCCNV

Amy Vermillion

Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Amit Hickman

ECLC Program Coordinators
Laura Cooper

Kelsey Lanza

Jewish Values and
Culture Coordinator

Debbie Blonder

ECS Programming and
Events Coordinator

Juliana Quinteros-Mian

Early Childhood Services
Alexandria - Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Dina Backer

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director
Ali Kerlin

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Services Director
Joelle Kelenson

School-Age Services Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell

School-Age Services Coordinator
Conor Dibble

Camp Achva Director and Teen Community Liaison
Nori White
703.537.3041 program

Barri DeFrancisci

Dance Coordinator
Brenda Forsley

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinator
Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

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Early Childhood Enrichment Classes

Fall 2014 Enrichment Class Registration begins Monday, August 11.

Specialty classes are organized into days by theme. This structure provides our students with well-rounded, educational, and fun experiences in a variety of areas. Children must be three years old as of 9/30/14 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.
Click here to download the Fall 2014 Program Guide

All Early Childhood specialty classes meet from 1:10pm–2pm

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.


Play through Clay

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Mondays, November 3–24 (4 weeks)

Discover clay techniques to help your child develop creative art energy. Finished projects will be painted with glazes, acrylic paints or watercolors.
Fee: $72/ $64 member
Code: #5379        

Young Rembrandts

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Mondays, December 1–15 (3 weeks)

Young Rembrandts uses art to build drawing skills for children who love to draw and is also a great avenue for those children who would like to brush up on basic learning skills. New and experienced artists welcome.
Fee: $54/ $48 member
Code: #5380


Little Yogis

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Tuesdays, see session dates below.

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.    

Session II
November 4–December 16 (7 weeks)
Fee: $126/ $112 member    
Code: #5382

Young Musicians

Ages: 4–5 (Must be 4 as of 9/30)
Tuesdays, September 30–December 16 (12 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: $260/ $240 member plus $30 material cost (Please note: material cost will be paid directly to Young Musicians instructor; cash or check made payable to “Young Musicians” only.)
Code: #5383


Build It Bigger

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, September 10–24 (3 weeks)

Some projects are small and subtle, but we’re going big with these ideas! Children will explore different media and materials to build BIG, BOLD projects that capture the eye.
Fee: $54/ $48 member    
Code: #5384    


Colorful Cooking

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, October 1–29 (5 weeks)

Come taste the colors of the rainbow! In this class we will taste a variety of foods and try out new recipes based on a different color each week.
Fee: $90/ $80 member
Code: #5385    

Fizz! Pop! Bang!

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, November 5–26 (4 weeks)

Come explore the world of science and let your imagination run wild as we use our senses to create mad science experiments!
Fee: $72/ $64 member    
Code: #5386    


Exploring the Solar System

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, December 3–17 (3 weeks)

Blast off for an exciting adventure! What is it like to be an astronaut? What is it like in space? We will create our own constellations and astronaut helmets and build a rocket! Hands-on activities, stories, creative drama and songs will allow your child to experience space right here on Earth. Join us for a journey to the stars!
Fee: $54/ $48 member    
Code: #5387


Mini Mini Gym

Ages: 2–3 (Must be 2 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, October 2–November 20 (6 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, 16)

We will use movement, music, basic tumbling, and lots of imagination to help enhance your child’s gross motor and social skills.
Fee: $108/ $96 member    
Code: #5388    

Trees Hug Back

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, October 2–30 (3 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, 16)

Together we will explore and learn about the changes of the seasons through nature walks and projects.
Fee: $54/ $48 member
Code: #5389    

Balloons, Balloons

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, November 6–20 (3 weeks)

Everyone loves balloons! We will learn more about balloons and what they can do by participating in experiments involving static electricity, charges and the power of air. We’ll engage in hands-on activities to learn how balloons can stick to walls, how to make pepper dance, and how to move a pop can. Together we’ll blast off a balloon rocket! We’ll use balloons for painting, physical activity and enjoy a balloon story!
Fee: $54/ $48 member    
Code: #5390



Easy as ABC

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Fridays, October 3–November 21 (6 weeks)
(no class Oct. 10, 17)

Munch, crunch, work, and walk your way through the alphabet. We will use food, our bodies, and games for alphabet fun. This is a great early literacy experience.
Fee: $108/ $96 member        
Code: #5391

Yummy Jewish Cooking

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Fridays, December 5–19 (3 weeks)

Let’s explore the world of Jewish cooking from latkes and matzo balls to knishes and kneidles through stories, songs, and of course, big bites!
Fee: $54/ $48 member    
Code: #5392