Family and Consumer Sciences

Al's Pals Program

Register now for the Al's Pals Program for ages 3 to 5 (must be 3 by August 31st). This comprehensive, age-appropriate curriculum teaches kids to make Healthy Choices that uses puppetry, play, and songs to teach children how to express feelings appropriately, gain self-control, accept differences, solve problems peacefully, and keep themselves safe and healthy. Classes will be held on Friday's starting September 9, 2022 through May 26, 2023 from 9:30am - 11:00am at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Hwy., in Yorktown. Fee is $30.00 per month and scholarships are available. To register call: 757-564-2173 and leave a message.

         2022  Als Pals Preschool Program Flyer YC                                                                                                                               

Infant/Toddler Playgroups

The staff would like to take a moment to Thank You for being part of our family. We wish you and your families a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!!  Special Holiday activities are planned for the week of December 12 at all our playgroups.  


Please note the York and James City County Playgroups are both CLOSED for the Holiday Season starting Monday, December 19th – Friday, January 6th. Playgroup resumes on Monday, January 9th, 2023.  Reminder to the Al’s Pals Program participants that we will resume on Friday, January 6th.

The VCE, FCS Family Focus Center in York County will be offering the following December Playgroups for parents and/or caregivers and their children (Please see the December Calendar below for additional information).  


  1. Infant/Toddler (All ages to 5 years old) Playgroup – Monday, December 5 & 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

  2. Infant/Toddler (All ages to 5 years old) Playgroup – Tuesday, December 6 & 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  3. Register Now for the Special “Evening Playgroup”  – Tuesday, December 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ***Limited to the first 15 families that sign-up! Please see the flyer below for additional information.

Remember enrollment is required for all VCE, FCS Family Focus Playgroups.  To enroll for December Playgroups, please call (757) 564-2173 and leave a message. The fee per playgroup is $5.00. Cash or Checks payable to VCE-JCC (There is a $50 return check fee.) Scholarships are available upon request.

VCE December 2022 calendar

VCE Evening Playgroup December flyer