Rocknoceros in Alexandria

Preschool directors sponsor community concert.

Local band Rocknoceros was back on stage courtesy of the Alexandria Preschool Directors Association as part of a community outreach event held at First Baptist Church.

“We are so excited to have Rocknoceros back,” said Jen Halperin, chair of the preschool directors association. “Our association has a mission to provide educational opportunities for families and children in the city of Alexandria and this year we decided to expand that a little and have a fun social event.”

Halperin, director of Agudas Achim Synagogue preschool, chairs the association that is made up of directors of half day preschools in Alexandria with most being affiliated with churches or synagogues.

“We have talked about doing this sort of thing for the community and for the children,” Halperin said. “We wanted to make it free and open to all whether or not you are affiliated with any of our preschools. Today we have about 350 attendees.”

Added Tania Ryan, director of Meeting House Cooperative Preschool, “One of our missions is to do outreach and this is of course outreach to all young children and families.”

Halperin said the organization hopes to do more of these programs in the future.

“It was hard during COVID but we feel like we are back in our groove,” Halperin said. “This association has been around for decades. We proudly sponsor and promote early childhood education programs for children and families in the city of Alexandria.” 

Children dance to the music of Rocknocerso during a community performance Feb. 18 at First Baptist Church.