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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Enrichment Classes

In addition to its wide-range of activities, the BASE program also offers a variety of enrichment programs and classes. From sports to private music lessons and academic enrichment classes to cooking courses, for an additional fee, your child can choose the subjects that most interest them. Each season, we offer new and exciting enrichment subjects. For information about our fall classes, read on! This winter we will offer Krav Maga for Kids, LEGO® Minecraft, Secret Agent Science Lab, iMovie Innovators, and Acting and Improv. Spring subjects will include Yoga for Kids, Superhero LEGOs®, Storytelling through Technology, Chess, Cooking and Sensational Science. All of our enrichment programs and classes are offered in-house, which means no extra driving for you! We’ll take care of escorting the children to and from each activity.

All of our enrichment classes are open to all school-age children, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in the BASE program.

Click below to learn more.


Private Music Lessons

Contact:, or (703) 537-3091
30-minute music lessons are available for kindergarteners through adults. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange a time slot. Schedule subject to change.
Fee per lesson: $45/ $30 member

Violin and Viola
Monday lessons available.

Monday-Thursday lessons available.

Guitar, Ukulele
Monday-Thursday lessons available.

Dates and Times TBD.


Enrichment Classes

Zumba® Kids

Grades: K–6
Mondays, October 20–December 15 (8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3)

Zumba® Kids is a high-energy, contagiously exciting dance workout specifically designed for children. With kid-friendly music, movements and routines, Zumba® Kids creates an environment of excitement around being healthy and active! This class will also help children to boost their metabolism and increase their focus, coordination and self-confidence. Zumba® instructors are certified Zumba® Kids instructors through Zumba® International, which certifies them to teach 4–12-year-old children. Instructors receive further training through Excel into Action lead instructors.
Fee: $170/ $120 member
Code: #5336    

LEGO® Building!

Grades: K–6
Mondays, October 20–December 15 (8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3)

Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system! Under the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor, participants will design and build their own unique LEGO® creations which include boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars by using real-world concepts used in physics, engineering and architecture. Participants will also be able to select their own special pieces to use while creating their own unique design.
Fee: $200/ $150 member
Code: #5337


Grades: K–6
Tuesdays, October 21–December 16 (8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4)

This ceramic teaching workshop, led by Jimmy Potters Studio, provides young clay artists (both new and experienced) with an opportunity to explore their creativity while learning the basics of clay, through hand building. Projects are tailored to the attending group and involve unique functional and sculptural works designed to exercise a child’s imagination. Students should wear play or work clothes that can handle getting dirty.
Fee: $215/ $165 member
Code: #5338

Digitally Kreative Kidz Jr.

Grades: K–3
Thursdays, October 23–December 18
(8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27)

Does your child enjoy using an iPad? Would you like to see him/her use this digital device in a more constructive, positive way? Well, look no further! In this class, children will learn how to use the iPad, apps and other multimedia tools to create amazing projects — digitally!
Fee: $250/ $200 member
Code: #5340

Digitally Kreative Kidz

Grades: 4–7
Thursdays, October 23–December 18
(8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27)

Students will enjoy producing short movies, Claymation videos, digital animations multi-media presentations, as well as participating in digital storytelling — all while learning the critical skills that are needed for success in our 21st century world!
Fee: $250/ $200 member
Code: #5341

MusIQ Club

Grades: K–3
Fridays, October 24–December 19 (8 weeks)
(no class Nov. 28)

MusIQ Club is back by popular demand! New and returning students will learn to read music, play piano, improvise and compose. Progress is measured by individualized objectives and student-by-student tracking, accomplished through interactive software and digital piano keyboards to develop and enhance skills.
Software is included in the class fee.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #5342

Academic Enrichment

Hebrew Help

Contact:, (703) 537-3091
We are pleased to announce the addition of Hebrew language and homework help in our program.

Private Tutoring

Contact:, (703) 537-3091
The BASE Program staff understands that every student is unique and learns at his or her own pace. In order to help students successfully advance in their studies, the BASE program offers quality one-on-one academic tutoring. Choose from 30 or 45 minute sessions up to three times a week.
Fee per 30-minute session: $50/ $40 member
Fee per 45-minute session: $65/ $55 member

(formerly JCCNV Dance Academy)

Director: Barri DeFrancisci
Dance Coordinator: Brenda Forsley, (703) 537-3057 •
A community school for learning and fun
Ballet | Tap | Hip Hop | Tumbling | Jazz | Modern | Contemporary | Israeli | Cultural | Social is committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where students of all skill levels can embrace this expressive art form. Our program is based on an appreciation of, and respect for, the art of dance, and strives to instill  confidence and grace in each student. Class & Fee Schedule available at the front desk. Pay in full for the entire year by first day of class and receive a 10% discount

Learn more about the upcoming Winter Bash! is a program of the JCCNV Family Services Department.
For information and to register, please contact our Dance Coordinator,, (703) 537-3057