Contacts for Parenting & Family

FAMILY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Infant/Toddler Programs, Preschool, Enrichment Classes, and Summer Camp

For Inquiries

or call: 703.537.3051

Before & After-School Care (BASE), Summer Camps, and Teen Programs 

For Inquiries

or call 703.537.3096

 

FAMILY SERVICES STAFF 

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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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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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: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, 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.

Piano
Monday-Thursday lessons available.

Guitar, Ukulele
Monday-Thursday lessons available.

Voice
Dates and Times TBD.

 

Enrichment Classes

Private Music Lessons
30-minute music lessons are available for kindergarteners through adults. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange a time slot. Schedules subject to change.
Fee per lesson: $45/ $32 member

Violin and Viola
Monday lessons available.

Piano
Monday–Thursday lessons available.

Guitar, Ukulele
Monday–Thursday lessons available.

Voice
Dates and Times TBD.

 Wind Instruments
Dates and Times TBD.

BASE Winter Session Enrichment
Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, 703.537.3091

Krav Maga: Anti-Bullying Program
Grades: K–6
Mondays, January 12–March 16
(8 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16)
4:45pm–5:45pm
The First Defense Krav Maga Anti-Bullying specialized training was developed to teach children how to effectively deal with the pressures of bullying, how to protect themselves without being a bully, and how to be a good bystander. It is also the perfect activity to get kids up and moving, help develop their coordination and a positive self-image. In addition to a safe training environment, the program creates a supportive and rewarding environment for children, which gives them a new outlook towards many areas of their daily life. This unique anti-bullying program helps children to develop a positive attitude when facing challenges of all forms of bullying. Children will leave the sessions with self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, knowing how to avoid and prevent conflict, de-escalation techniques, how to defend against physical and verbal bullying and how to help a friend in need.
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5765  

LEGO®: Minecraft
Grades: 3–7
Mondays, January 12–March 16
(8 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16)
4pm–5:30pm
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO® Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO®.
Fee:  $200/ $150 member
Code:  #5766  

Introduction to Acting & Musical Theater
Grades: K–6
Tuesdays, January 27–March 17
(8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
This introduction to acting and musical theater is an explosion of fun, creativity, and imagination. Students dive in deep to explore the ins and outs of their imaginations by participating in exciting performance-based activities and exercises. There’s no telling where their imagination will take them as we learn about environment, character building and improvisation. Students will also explore different styles of dance as they receive individual and group vocal instruction and work to choreograph musical theater pieces. This class culminates with a presentation of the skills and performance elements learned throughout the session for family and friends!
Fee:  $160/ $110 member
Code:  #5767

Secret Agent Lab
Grades: K–6
Wednesdays, January 28–March 18
(8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Do you think you have what it takes to discover “who done it”? If so, this program is for you! From secret communications and detective crime science to the inner workings of our cells and cool chemistry, this program is sure to make you go hmmm! Each day, we sleuth out the answers to many of life’s mysteries!
Fee:  $250/ $200 member
Code:  #5768   

iMovie Innovators
Grades: 2–7
Thursdays, January 29–March 19
(8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
Are you super creative and looking for an audience with which to share your talents? Look no further! During this 8-week class, children will have the opportunity to shine! Students will use iMovie for iPad to design, film, and edit their own movie trailers, digital shorts, commercials, news broadcasts, and iStopMotion for claymation videos. A child’s imagination has no limits!
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5769

Junior Environmental: Thinking Green
Grades: K–3
Fridays, January 23–March 20 (8 weeks)
(no class Jan. 30)
4:15pm–5:15pm
Are you ready to get down and dirty searching for solutions to some of our biggest environmental problems? In Junior Environmental, students ponder some truly “hot” environmental issues. Students in this class save endangered animals, help plants grow and create protection from the sun’s heat. By investigating natural processes like erosion, animal adaptations, and plant growth, we discover ways that we — as engineers — can be inspired by the world around us to take on all sorts of challenges.
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5770 

BASE Spring Session Enrichment
Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, 703.537.3091

Yoga for Kids
Grades: K–6
Mondays, April 20–June 15 (8 weeks)
(no class May 25)
4:15pm-5:15pm
Offered by Excel Into Action, Yoga for Kids in grades K–6 helps students to develop their focus, flexibility, strength, and coordination through a variety of yoga poses, stories, music, sing-alongs, drawings and games. These classes enhance energy while teaching children how to remain calm and centered. Children learn basic yoga movements in a fun, relaxed setting, which always promotes doing their personal best in a non-competitive environment. Other benefits of yoga include increased patience, posture, confidence, and self-esteem. Poses are learned individually, with partners, and in groups. Yoga Kid instructors may be certified through one of many yoga organizations and receive further training by Excel Into Action certified yoga Kids instructors.
Fee:  $170/ $120 member
Code:  #5771  

LEGO® Construction
Grades: K–6
Mondays, April 20–June 15 (8 weeks)
(no class May 25)
4pm–5:30pm
Dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and super machines. Explore the engineering terms, concepts, and vocabulary behind large-scale building machines. Build and learn about steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while playing with your favorite building system: LEGO®!
Fee:  $200/ $150 member
Code:  #5772 

Cooking
Grades: K–6
Tuesdays, April 21–June 9 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
All who are hungry should come and eat! Learn how to chop, dice, slice, mix, and blend ingredients to make staple dishes and desserts! Students will work together to read recipes and create foods that will tingle the taste buds. This a culinary adventure you surely won’t want to miss!
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5773

Chess
Grades: K–6
Wednesdays, April 22–June 10
(8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
Chess is a fun, informative and challenging game. Come learn many important life concepts, such as the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5774

Storytelling
Grades: 2–7
Thursdays, April 23–June 11 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
There are numerous ways to share your creative ideas without paper and pencil! In this class, children will use the iPad, apps, and other multi-media tools to tell innovative stories — digitally! During the 8-week class, students will produce fictional stories using different digital platforms — such as a claymation app, a movie maker, digital book and animation creators, and photo story apps. Children will be so engaged and having so much fun, they will not even realize the important skills they will be building for their future!
Fee:  $225/ $175 member
Code:  #5775

Sensational Science
Grades: K–6
Fridays, April 24–June 12 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm
In Sensational Science, children will harness heat energy, learn the science behind cotton candy, and explore the properties of both light and color. Your Mad Scientist will experiment with magnets and examine curious optical illusions. Each child will mix chemicals to make their own slime and analyze its properties! Children will get to know their taste buds better and witness a hair-raising demonstration of static electricity! Each hands-on class includes an awesome take-home project and home lab with fun facts and exciting experiments to do with mom and dad.
Fee:  $250/ $200 member
Code:  #5776 

Academic Enrichment


Hebrew Help

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


Private Tutoring

Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, (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

j.dance

(formerly JCCNV Dance Academy)

Director: Barri DeFrancisci
Dance Coordinator: Brenda Forsley, (703) 537-3057 • Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

j.dance
A community school for learning and fun
Ballet | Tap | Hip Hop | Tumbling | Jazz | Modern | Contemporary | Israeli | Cultural | Social

j.dance 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.

j.dance 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 j.dance Winter Bash!

j.dance is a program of the JCCNV Family Services Department.
For information and to register, please contact our Dance Coordinator, Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3057