Childrens' Services Staff

Get to know the people who are dedicated excellence in education!

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Robin Brous, Director of Early Childhood Services, Associate Executive Director

Robin’s background is in education and camping. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, a New Jersey Principal certification and elementary teaching certification. Robin has been at the JCC for over 20 years. She began in the JCC preschool, directed Camp Yachad for 13 years and currently runs the JCC’s Early Childhood Services Department in addition to serving as Associate Executive Director.


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Leslie Fleischman, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services


Leslie was a pre-K teacher at the JCC for five years and the Nature Specialist at Camp Yachad. In September 2012, she moved into the role of Assistant Early Childhood Director, broadening her scope of involvement for our families and children. Leslie holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, and her creativity and imagination always shine through when she’s working with children. The JCC has been a meaningful and lively community center for her and her family for many years.

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Prior to her current position, Randi was a JCC preschool teacher, a Camp Yachad counselor and a Parent Committee Tri-Chair. She has her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her MA in Elementary Education from New York University. She has also been an associate publicist, a teacher at a national lab site for Teachers College Reading and Writing Program and a staff developer who trained teachers in literacy subjects. She has been a member of the JCC community for six years and feels lucky to be able to give back to a place that means so much.


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Mary Ann Kukis, Director of After School Services

Mary Ann has devoted her career to children. For the last five years she has been the JCC’s Director of After School Services. Prior to that she spent time in public school education and 16 years at the JCC’s Camp Yachad. She has been an avid volunteer with children, serving as a scouting Cub Master and a Girl Scouts Assistant Scout Leader in Westfield. She earned her CDA and continues to take professional development classes to further her knowledge concerning children.


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Ricki Solomita, Early Childhood Administrator

Ricki’s background includes 25 years of experience in Human Resources at the Sherwin Williams Company. She has worked in administration at Camp Yachad and the Early Childhood program for the past ten years. She currently coordinates all administration, purchasing and customer service in the Early Childhood Department.


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Ayana Salhuddin, Play Zone Manager

Ayana is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with a BS in Administration of Justice and a BA in Africana Studies. Her past experience includes seven years of sales management for a software company in their enterprise international division. She also spent several years working with CASA of Shaw as a case volunteer working with abused and neglected children. Currently she works as an assistant 3s teacher concurrent with managing Play Zone.





Upcoming Events and Dates

April 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm
April 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
May 4, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 6, 2014 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
May 8, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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