Chavrei Doobim - Bear Friends (3 day Young 2's - 18 - 24 mo)

2017-18 Registration Is Now Open - Click here for more information

Our 18 to 24 months Doobim class is taught by Julie Goodman and Catherine Buckingham.

This is Julie's second year teaching at the GECC, after working for many years with children. She previously taught at the JCC Rockville, and she also taught at the Sidwell Friends School Early Childhood Learning Center while in college. After a recent trip to Israel, Julie is very excited to share her experience, and reignited passion for Judaism. Julie grew up in Potomac and as a congregant of B'nai Tzedek and is excited to join the community on a professional level. She is looking forward to a great year in the Doobim class! 

Catherine has been working with children of all ages for more than 15 years.  She started working with local families as a nanny.  When she wanted to take her career as a childcare provider to the next level she got her 90 hrs and CDA in 2011.  In 2014, she started working as a substitute teacher at Har Shalom preschool then in 2015 she started subbing at the GECC.   Last year, she taught in the 2 year old class.  She is excited to be teaching in the Doobim class this year.  Catherine enjoys working with the Jewish community and teaching children.  Catherine is the proud mother a 10 year old daughter.