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Before-and-After-School Enrichment Program (BASE) in Fairfax, VA

BASE registration for 2017–2018 is open! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for applications and forms. Click here to apply for Student Aid.

Our mission is to ensure an interactive, fun, beneficial, and positive environment in which every child can grow and develop in a safe, structured, and friendly atmosphere!

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BASE is Hiring!

Do you enjoy working with kids and being a role model? The BASE program is looking for energetic, caring, and responsible staff to help supervise the kids in the program. To apply, please complete the application forms below.

Download the BASE staff application form.

Download the BASE Senior Lead Counselor form.

Before-School Care: AM BASE

Start the day off right! Beginning at 7:30am, your child can catch up on reading, hang with friends, play games, and prepare for the school day. The AM BASE program is available to students in Wakefield Forest, Fairhill, Canterbury Woods, Gesher Jewish Day School, and Mantua elementary schools. Students who attend Mantua Elementary School will be escorted to the assigned bus stop by staff members.

Transportation to area schools is done through Fairfax County Public School transportation, Gesher Jewish Day School busing, the J’s buses, or a contracted transportation company.  

After-School Care: PM BASE

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack, comprised of two nutritious food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities:
• A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist
• Arts and crafts projects
• Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) and Senior (grades 3–5) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games, and books
• Organized sports and team-building activities in our full-sized gymnasium and outside on the playground or field (weather permitting)
• A wide variety of board games and card games in our game room
• Free swim twice a week in the J’s 25-meter, heated indoor pool


Transportation is Available!

Students who attend Mantua Elementary School and Gesher Jewish Day School can ride their designated school bus to the J. Contact your child’s school to arrange transportation.

For students attending Wakefield Forest, Olde Creek, Little Run, Camelot, Canterbury Woods, Stenwood, Mosby Woods, Fairhill, Daniel’s Run, and Oak View elementary schools, the J can provide transportation.
Fee: $120/ $100 members (per month regardless of number of days attending BASE)


For children with special needs, the J is proud to offer a range of support and services to help all children  enjoy all the fun and exciting activities that the BASE program has to offer. Please contact the Special Needs Department at 703.537.3031 for more information.

Vacation Day Program

Join us when school is out, on early release days, and during inclement weather when schools are delayed or closed! No need for you to find a last-minute babysitter or take a valued day off. Whether you need care for one day or the whole year, BASE is your place!

BASE Vacation Days run from 7:30am–6pm. Remember to send your child with a meatless lunch, swimsuit and towel, and weather-appropriate attire. Please note that if you are new to the BASE program, we need to have an emergency contact and child profile form on hand.

Click here for fees, dates, and more information.

Enrichment Classes

In addition to the wide-range of activities at BASE, we also offer a variety of enrichment programs and classes. For an additional fee, your child can choose from sports, dance, and swim classes; private music lessons and tutoring; and group courses that include martial arts, yoga, drama, and more! All of our enrichment programs and classes are offered in-house, which means no extra driving for you! We will escort the children to and from each activity.

Private Music Lessons

The J offers private 30-minute music lessons for children ages 5 and up. Before registering, please contact to arrange a time slot. Schedule subject to change.

Lessons offered for:
Violin and Viola
Guitar and Ukulele

Fee per lesson: $45/ $32 member


BASE families... here's a special offer just for you!

Refer a new family to the JCCNV BASE program and get 50% off your child(ren)'s BASE tuition for one month! 

In turn, we will waive the $50 BASE registration fee AND offer no money down and one FREE month of a J Family Membership if the family signs up for a BASE-ic Package. Below are the requirements:

  • minimum of 3 days registered to have the $50 BASE registration waived
  • 6 month membership commitment in order to receive the 1 month free. If family cancels prior to 6 months, they will be responsible for paying for waived monthly fee

Questions? Contact


Membership Benefits

In addition to discounts on all BASE programs, being a member at the J brings you a host of benefits and perks! Click here to find out more. 


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