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Parents Association

Welcome to the St Albans Early Childcare Center

We are glad that you have found our website and invite you to become an active member of our SAECC community! SAECC at the newly opened Tenleytown campus with its amazing classrooms, specialty learning rooms, library, gymnasium and an extensive outdoor area and playground serve as an important part of the local Tenleytown/AU Park neighborhood. As a direct neighbor to Janney Elementary School, our bond with the area has grown strong since the first day we moved into our space at the former St Ann’s School. Regardless of your connection to our school, we want you to feel welcome. If you aren't yet familiar with our school, come by and meet us, and come see our amazing school facility!
We are very proud of our children here at SAECC, and of the educational programs and vision provided by SAECC's outstanding Executive Director Donna C Mason. She, along with the incredible teaching and support staff, has created a wonderful learning environment that is very supportive of our children.  
SAECC has seen its community grow since the opening of the Tenleytown campus. The success at SAECC is reflected in many ways including by our ability to provide the type of small nurturing school environment that most folks at the childcare level can only dream of. And, because of the rich diversity of our school, SAECC’s educational environment is further enhanced by the cultural traditions brought to the school by students and parents from around the world.
Another sign of success at SAECC can be found in the true partnership that exists between our school administrators, teachers, and parents. As a relatively small school community, SAECC’s success depends upon parents to engage in the life of our school, as not only volunteers but also as supporters and advocates. We welcome all to our growing SAECC community, and we encourage your participation and involvement by becoming part of our Parent’s Association. SAECC is truly a special community thanks to our families and neighbors that make up this community. Join us in continuing to make our community even stronger.
SAECC Parent’s Association 

SAECC Parents Association Leadership

Sarah Abdow



Seth Johnson


Neil Shenai


Renee B.-Carstensen, Lee Ann Evans, & Meredith Weiss
Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs


Britt Hogue & Elizabeth Gill

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee Co-Chairs

Erin Dumbacher & Sarah Vuong
Book Fair Committee Co-Chairs


Megan Rothman, Meghan Moore, and Sarah Krieger

Room Parents Committee Co-Chairs


Megan Rothman
 Communication Committee Chair


Karina Borger

Events Committee Chair

Committee Descriptions

Capital Campaign Committee – Focuses and manages large-scale projects for SAECC. There are three current priority projects for the committee: (1) playground surface and equipment project; (2) toddler play area project; and (3) library modernization project.
Communication Committee  – Focuses on Parent Association updates, marketing for SAECC events and fundraisers, social media, and the re-implementation of our SAECC Parent’s Association Newsletter.
Events Committee – Focuses on main events to be hosted by SAECC including re-implementation of the annual Rummage Sale & Spring Fling, the annual Book Fair, and monthly restaurant or related events.
Fundraising Committee – Focuses on primary fundraisers for SAECC including the Teacher/Staff Holiday Gift Fund, the Teacher/Staff End-of-Year Gift Fund, the annual Popcorn Fundraiser, Amazon Smile Fundraiser, and the Yearbook (in conjunction with the Yearbook Committee).
Room Parent Committee – Focuses on coordinating with SAECC staff and teachers to ensure each room has active Room Parents, assists with a directory for the SAECC community; coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week, assisting to organize group volunteer Buddy Parents to welcome incoming families to SAECC, and to coordinate various holiday Play Days for the SAECC community (i.e. Veterans Day, MLK Jr Day, Presidents Day, Staff Appreciation Day).
Technology Committee – Focuses on technology, website and social media for SAECC. Currently working on updating the SAECC website.
Yearbook Committee – Focuses on an annual SAECC Yearbook available for the end of each school year.



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