REC CONNECT E-Learning Center

  • Registration is open
  • $800 for 8 weeks
  • Open to City residents and City of Falls Church government employees only

The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is offering REC CONNECT, a supervised e-learning center held at the Falls Church Community Center, supervised by Recreation and Parks Department staff. The program provides a supervised environment for children to complete their school led virtual instruction.Staff will provide recreational activities during breaks. Program waivers, child information forms, including virtual platforms, etc., will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of the program.

To register, call 703-248-5027 (TTY 711) or visit www.fallschurchva.gov/rec-connect. At this time, there are no plans to open this program to non-City residents.

The program is only for those who truly need it. If your family has an available caregiver in the home, the child should not be enrolled.

The initial term of the program will run from September 8-October 30. The cost is $800 for this 8-week period. The program will continue or modify as needed for the second quarter.

REC CONNECT Policies and Procedures

REC CONNECT Parent Handbook

Program Hours

  • Grades K through 5 will be at the center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Program information

  • This program is only available to families that need it. If a family has an available caregiver at home, the child should not be enrolled in the program.
  • Children must bring their own laptop (and charger), and headphones/headset. Please bring computers fully charged each day.
  • Children must bring their own lunch and snack.
  • There will be two adults in each group to supervise the children. These are not teachers and the staff have no teaching certifications or experience teaching. Their experience is in childcare. They will help children in a limited capacity with their schoolwork. They are mainly providing a supervised environment for children to spend the day completing their school work.
  • The Recreation Department will provide Wi-Fi.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Children must pass a health screening each morning before being permitted into the program. Staff will take each child’s temperature and observe them for any coughing, sneezing, etc. Parents must sign a document daily confirming that the child does not have a fever, has not taken any fever reducing medications in the last 12 hours and has not been in contact with an individual who’s tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Staff and children who are feeling ill should remain home. Any staff or camper exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated and sent home.
  • Children (and staff) must wear a mask at all times inside the Community Center, except while eating, and when transitioning outside. When socially distanced outside, masks may be removed. Children should bring their own masks. The recreation department will have some as a backup if needed.
  • Children will sit at tables and will be seated 6’ apart from other children.
  • Group size is limited to a maximum of 22 people, including staff.
  • Children will eat at their workspace unless the group is going outside for lunch.
  • Children should limit their personal belongings to one bag, labeled with their name. Bags will remain outside the classroom in designated locations.
  • Children will have frequent opportunities for handwashing. Each classroom being used has a sink.
  • Returning to the program after a person had, or thinks they had COVID-19:

A person who had symptoms can be around people again after all three of the following:

  • 3 days with no fever and
  • Symptoms improved and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

Depending on the advice of the person’s healthcare provider, they might get tested to see if they still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others when you have no fever, symptoms have improved, and you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.

A person who tested positive for COVID-19 but showed no symptoms can be around people again if:

  • They continue to have no symptoms and
  • 10 days have passed since the test

Depending on the advice of the person’s healthcare provider and availability of testing, they might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.