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Before-and-After-School Enrichment Program at The J in Fairfax

BASE 2020-2021 Registration Coming Soon!

Contact the School-Age Services Office for registration information and details.

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!


Before-School Care: AM BASE

Beginning at 7:30am each morning,  AM BASE is a great place to start your morning!

For the 2020-2021 school-year, the AM BASE program is available to students who attend the following schools:

  • Wakefield Forest
  • Canterbury Woods
  • Mantua
  • Gesher Jewish Day School


After-School Care: PM BASE

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

For the 2020-2021 school-year, schools BASE serves to include:

  • Wakefield Forest
  • Canterbury Woods
  • Little Run
  • Olde Creek
  • Mantua
  • Gesher Jewish Day School

Upon arrival from school, your child will be escorted to their age-appropriate home base room where they will have the option to choose from the following activities: 

  • Homework help from staff
  • Food art and arts and crafts projects
  • Free creative play in home 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
  • Snack provided daily
  • Free swim twice a week in the J’s 25-meter, heated indoor pool

BASE registration for 2020-2021: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Click on the button below for the Student Aid Online Application:

Financial Aid

BASE is Hiring for the 2020-2021 School Year!

The Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program is hiring for the 2020-2021 school year! We’re looking for motivated and energetic college and high school students who want to build their skills in working with children! Join our team of quality young students who strive every day to bring strong and meaningful programming to our K - 6th graders, Monday through Friday. Fill out an application and email it—along with any questions you might have to Anat Litwok

Click here to view the BASE application.

If you are 16 or older and interested in joining our team, contact Anat Litwok, 703.537.3091, for more information.


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 2020-2021, BASE provides transportation to the following schools:

  • Wakefield Forest
  • Canterbury Woods
  • Little Run
  • Olde Creek



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 Jessica.Tischler@theJ.org for more information.


Enrichment Classes

Private Music Lessons
The J offers private 30-minute music lessons for children ages 5 and up. Before registering, please contact Anat Litwok to arrange a time slot. Schedule and instruments offered are subject to change.

Lessons offered for:

  • Violin and Viola
  • Piano
  • Guitar and Ukulele

Fee per lesson: $45/ $32 member


Membership Benefits

Being a member at the J brings you a host of benefits and perks! Click here to find out more. 

Children and Family

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School-Age Services

Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Camp, Vacation Day Program

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