Our trained teachers and staff work closely with families to help children become critical thinkers, problem solvers, good citizens, and active members of our community right from the start. We value and incorporate your children’s ideas, wonders and interests into our curriculum, helping them gain confidence, knowledge and a lifelong love of learning.

Our team is carefully chosen based on the special qualities, experience and talents they have to offer to our program’s children. We also believe that it is important for our teaching staff to be dedicated learners themselves, and we provide numerous opportunities for continuing education and professional development throughout the year.

Romina Naparstek

Early Childhood Director

Contact Us

Romina Naparstek, Early Childhood Academy Director

Ext: 155 • RominaN@marjcc.org

David Beraha, Curriculum Specialist

Ext: 197 • DavidB@marjcc.org

Patricia Rutenberg, Administrative Assistant

Ext: 151 • PatriciaR@marjcc.org

Stephania Collazos, Office Manager

Ext: 186 • StephaniaC@marjcc.org


We would want to remind everyone that each of us must adhere to the established protocols to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.  We love seeing you at the J, but please stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days:

  • if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, or
  • if you have come into direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household has come into direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Thank you in advance for your support.