Fairfax County Office for Children

Fairfax County Office for Children Dedicated to the care, education and healthy development of Fairfax County, Virginia children from birth through elementary school age. Comments policy: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/social-hub/

1. Helps families find and pay for child care. 2. Offers fun, safe and educational care for 5-12 year-olds before school, after school and during school vacations in most Fairfax County elementary schools. 3. Inspects family child care homes and issues the Home Child Care Permit. 4. Administers Fairfax County's Head Start program for pregnant women and children up to age 5 from low-income families. 5. Helps child care providers plan and pay for the nutritious meals served to children in their care. 6. Brings families, schools, child care professionals and community organizations together to help children start school ready to succeed. 7. Offers professional development classes to the Fairfax County child care community. 8. Provides high-quality care for 6-week to 5-year-old children of Fairfax County government employees. 9. Partners with Fairfax Futures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that our community's youngest children are well prepared for success.

Mission: The Fairfax County Office for Children advances the care, education and healthy development of children from birth through elementary school.

Families with children ages 0-8 and early childhood educators are invited to come and participate in hands-on playful le...
06/11/2019

Families with children ages 0-8 and early childhood educators are invited to come and participate in hands-on playful learning experiences.

¿Aún no han tomado nuestra encuesta de programas de la infancia temprana? Tómese unos minutos para compartir sus idea...
06/10/2019

¿Aún no han tomado nuestra encuesta de programas de la infancia temprana? Tómese unos minutos para compartir sus ideas antes de que la encuesta se cierre el viernes, 14 de Junio. Ayude a guiar el futuro del sistema de preparación escolar del condado. Para completar la encuesta, visite https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC e ingrese el código de la encuesta que recibio en el correo y el correo electrónico.
¿No tiene el código de su encuesta? Comuníquese con el Centro de Investigación de Encuestas con la Universidad de Virginia en [email protected] o llame al 434-243-5224.

Families with children ages 0-8 and early childhood educators are invited to come and participate in hands-on playful le...
06/10/2019

Families with children ages 0-8 and early childhood educators are invited
to come and participate in hands-on playful learning experiences.

Haven’t taken our early childhood programs survey yet? Take a few minutes to share your thoughts before the survey clo...
06/10/2019

Haven’t taken our early childhood programs survey yet? Take a few minutes to share your thoughts before the survey closes on Friday, June 14. Help guide the future of the county’s school readiness system. To complete the survey, visit https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC and enter the survey code you received in the mail and email.
Don’t have your survey code? Contact the Center for Survey Research with the University of Virginia at [email protected] or call 434-243-5224.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Services Assistant, School Age Child Care Program.
06/10/2019
Human Services Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Services Assistant, School Age Child Care Program.

Provides paraprofessional administrative support for the Office for Children SACC Program. Answers incoming calls to the SACC main administration phone line and serves as the first respondent to requests for information from SACC teachers, school principals, county staff, and the public regarding en...

Families with children, ages birth-8, and early childhood educators in the Bailey’s Crossroads area are invited to “...
06/08/2019

Families with children, ages birth-8, and early childhood educators in the Bailey’s Crossroads area are invited to “Splash into Health and Wellness,” Tuesday, June 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bailey’s Community Center. See public safety vehicles and small animals up close. Enjoy face painting, water play, music and movement. Resources will include medical and dental screenings, and healthy food preparation and tasting.

Use SU voz para ayudar a fortalecer el sistema local de preparación de la escuela. Complete nuestra breve encuesta de l...
06/07/2019

Use SU voz para ayudar a fortalecer el sistema local de preparación de la escuela. Complete nuestra breve encuesta de los programas de la infancia temprana del Condado de Fairfax. Visite https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC e ingrese el código de la encuesta que recibio en el correo y el correo electrónico. ¿No tiene el código de su encuesta? Comuníquese con el Centro de Investigación de Encuestas con la Universidad de Virginia en [email protected] o llame al 434-243-5224.

Use YOUR voice to help strengthen the local school readiness system. Complete our brief countywide survey of Fairfax Cou...
06/06/2019

Use YOUR voice to help strengthen the local school readiness system. Complete our brief countywide survey of Fairfax County early childhood programs. Visit https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC and enter the survey code you received in the mail and email. Don’t have your survey code? Contact the Center for Survey Research with the University of Virginia at [email protected] or call 434-243-5224.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Teacher I, School Age Child Care program.
06/06/2019
Fairfax County Office for Children

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Teacher I, School Age Child Care program.

Interested in working with school age children in a fun, energetic, and educational setting?

Families with children, ages birth-8, and early childhood educators in the Bailey’s Crossroads area are invited to “...
06/05/2019

Families with children, ages birth-8, and early childhood educators in the Bailey’s Crossroads area are invited to “Splash into Health and Wellness,” Tuesday, June 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bailey’s Community Center. See public safety vehicles and small animals up close. Enjoy face painting, water play, music and movement. Resources will include medical and dental screenings, and healthy food preparation and tasting.

OFC está llevando a cabo su nueva encuesta anual de los programas de la infancia temprana. ¡Queremos saber de usted! E...
06/04/2019

OFC está llevando a cabo su nueva encuesta anual de los programas de la infancia temprana. ¡Queremos saber de usted! Esta es su oportunidad de ayudar a fortalecer nuestro sistema local de la infancia temprana! Para completar la encuesta, visita https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC e ingrese el código de la encuesta que recibio en el correo y el correo electrónico.
¿No tiene el código de su encuesta? Comuníquese con el Centro de Investigación de Encuestas con la Universidad de Virginia a [email protected] o llame al 434-243-5224.

OFC is conducting its new annual countywide survey of early childhood programs. We want to hear from you! This is your c...
06/04/2019

OFC is conducting its new annual countywide survey of early childhood programs. We want to hear from you! This is your chance to help strengthen our local early childhood system! To complete the survey, visit https://csr.coopercenter.org/OFC and enter the survey code you received in the mail and email.
Don’t have your survey code? Contact the Center for Survey Research with the University of Virginia at [email protected] or call 434-243-5224.

Hey McLean! Tyson’s! Lewinsville! Come to the Grand Opening of the new Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10 a.m. Neighbo...
05/31/2019

Hey McLean! Tyson’s! Lewinsville! Come to the Grand Opening of the new Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10 a.m. Neighborhood and Community Services will cut the ribbon on the new home to the local Senior Center, Adult Day Health Care, and two child care programs http://bit.ly/RibbonCutting-LewinsvilleCenter

05/29/2019
Sun Safety Tips

Help children enjoy hours of fun in the sun with these tips to protect their skin.

Do you live around Tyson’s Corner? Then we hope to see you at the Grand Opening of the new Neighborhood and Community ...
05/25/2019

Do you live around Tyson’s Corner? Then we hope to see you at the Grand Opening of the new Neighborhood and Community Services’ Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10 a.m. at 1613 Great Falls Street! Join the open house and learn about how people of all generations in the neighborhood are realizing their best lives at this new facility. http://bit.ly/RibbonCutting-LewinsvilleCenter

Hey McLean! Tyson’s! Lewinsville! Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10 a.m. Nei...
05/19/2019

Hey McLean! Tyson’s! Lewinsville! Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Lewinsville Center on June 1 at 10 a.m. Neighborhood and Community Services will cut the ribbon on the new home to the local Senior Center, Adult Day Health Care, and two child care programs http://bit.ly/RibbonCutting-LewinsvilleCenter

This past weekend, close to 700 children from 41 School Age Child Care centers raced to the finish at the SACC Annual Tr...
05/17/2019

This past weekend, close to 700 children from 41 School Age Child Care centers raced to the finish at the SACC Annual Track and Field Meet. Family, friends and SACC teachers cheered from the sidelines as the children showed their determination in four events – the 50-yard dash, 100-yard dash, javelin throw and shot put. The event culminated with all the participants taking a victory lap around the track. SACC teachers and children from each center proudly carried parade banners they had designed for this Olympic-style closing ceremony! Throughout the spring, SACC teachers emphasized skill development, good sportsmanship and fun as they worked with children to prepare for the meet. This was an exciting day for everyone! For more information about SACC, visit http://bit.ly/ofcSACC

Over the weekend, SACC hosted its third annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Fair at Providence...
05/09/2019

Over the weekend, SACC hosted its third annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Fair at Providence Community Center, and its first annual STEAM Fair at James Lee Community Center. The two events took place simultaneously, with 19 SACC centers represented and over 90 children participating. In preparation for the STEAM Fairs, SACC teachers introduced the scientific method, and guided children as they formulated hypotheses, conducted experiments, documented their observations, and formed results based conclusions. At the fair, children enjoyed demonstrating their experiments and presenting their findings to the audience of family and friends! Following the children’s presentations, everyone enjoyed exploring STEAM through fun and educational activities offered by a variety of exhibitors such as 3D Me, Clubhouse Network (Neighborhood and Community Services), Code Ninjas, Nike, Play-Well, Ozobot, Stemtree Education Center, Thinkabit Lab, Verizon and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Water is one of the six essential nutrients children need. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and celebrate #...
05/08/2019

Water is one of the six essential nutrients children need. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and celebrate #RevYourBev Day with us on May 9. https://revyourbev.com/day

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 as Child Care Professionals Week. Please join the Fairfax ...
05/08/2019

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 as Child Care Professionals Week. Please join the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Office for Children in recognizing and thanking early childhood professionals for their hard work and dedication. They make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families.

When your child adds their favorite fruit to water, it becomes H2-WOAH! Encourage flavor and get more info by joining OF...
05/07/2019

When your child adds their favorite fruit to water, it becomes H2-WOAH! Encourage flavor and get more info by joining OFC and others throughout the state on May 9 for #RevYourBev Day. https://revyourbev.com/day

Water is a healthy and convenient drink for kids at school and at home! Come make a splash and celebrate all things wate...
05/05/2019

Water is a healthy and convenient drink for kids at school and at home! Come make a splash and celebrate all things water on May 9th for #RevYourBev Day. https://revyourbev.com/day

Give your kids a hydration education and encourage them to drink regularly. Join OFC and others throughout the state thi...
05/04/2019

Give your kids a hydration education and encourage them to drink regularly. Join OFC and others throughout the state this May 9 for #RevYourBev Day. Register now!

This year’s #RevYourBev Day on May 9 promises to be another fun-filled, water-fueled day to stay educated on being hyd...
05/03/2019

This year’s #RevYourBev Day on May 9 promises to be another fun-filled, water-fueled day to stay educated on being hydrated. Join OFC and others throughout the state in teaching kids the importance of drinking water to stay healthy! https://revyourbev.com/registration

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Physical Therapist II, The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church.
04/30/2019
Physical Therapist II

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Physical Therapist II, The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church.

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls church is looking for a full time Physical Therapist to join our team of early intervention professionals providing specialized services to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. As a member of a multidisciplinary....

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Teacher II, Employees' Child Care Center.
04/30/2019
Day Care Center Teacher II

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Teacher II, Employees' Child Care Center.

This position is located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Plans and implements daily experiences and curriculum for children, from ages six weeks to five years, who are enrolled in the Employees' Child Care Center (ECCC). Develops lesson plans and writes individualized educational plans...

During SACC’s spring program, Mysteries Unlimited: Let’s Figure It Out, children had the opportunity to put their cu...
04/26/2019

During SACC’s spring program, Mysteries Unlimited: Let’s Figure It Out, children had the opportunity to put their curiosity and natural sleuthing skills to the test and become Mystery Masterminds! Throughout the weeklong program, children enjoyed a variety of fun adventures such as creating mystery boxes, completing team challenges, writing and performing mysteries, guessing the mystery food, solving “Whodunit?” mystery stories, decoding secret messages, and going on scavenger hunts.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Early Intervention Specialist II, The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC).
04/15/2019
Early Intervention Specialist II

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Early Intervention Specialist II, The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC).

Works as part of the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church on our team of service coordinators providing specialized service coordination to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Monitors Individual Family Service Plans and ensures families are aw...

Several Fairfax County Farmers Markets open in the next week. Check out the schedule and locations at https://www.fairfa...
04/11/2019
Farmers Markets | Park Authority

Several Fairfax County Farmers Markets open in the next week. Check out the schedule and locations at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets

Make the most of your field trip to the farmers market with these tips at https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/smart-shopping/farmers-markets-bringing-the-farm-to-table

Fairfax County, Virginia - The Fairfax County Farmers Markets operate 11 farmers markets across Fairfax County, under the Fairfax County Park Authority.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Service Worker I, Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR)
04/08/2019
Human Service Worker I

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Service Worker I, Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR)

Performs all tasks related to determining eligibility of families for participation in the Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) Program. Interviews prospective families to determine child care needs. Requests documentary verification as required by established policies and procedures. Reviews a...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Early Intervention Supervisor, The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC).
04/08/2019
Early Intervention Supervisor

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Early Intervention Supervisor, The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC).

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls church is looking for a full time Clinical Specialist (Early Intervention Supervisor) to join our team of early intervention professionals providing specialized services to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Pr...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC), Administrative Assistant III.
04/08/2019
Administrative Assistant III

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC), Administrative Assistant III.

As member of the Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC) administrative team performs a variety of administrative duties in support of ITC operational procedures and initiatives.Duties may include: Medicaid compliance processes, data entry and reconciliation and/or records management; Must be knowledge...

Looking for stories to read aloud with children? Our School Readiness Booklist includes  Fairfax County Public Library b...
04/04/2019

Looking for stories to read aloud with children? Our School Readiness Booklist includes Fairfax County Public Library books like “Roly Poly Pangolin” that can show children ways to overcome fear and shyness and enjoy new experiences. http://bit.ly/ofcih4I

“Choosy” eating is common among young children. A child’s “no” can mean she is growing in independence and lea...
03/28/2019

“Choosy” eating is common among young children. A child’s “no” can mean she is growing in independence and learning to make decisions, or it may be due to a smaller appetite. If he is growing normally and playing as he always has, then usually there is no reason to worry. Try to relax and follow these tips as you work with a “choosy” eater: http://bit.ly/ofcDec18Update

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Business Analyst I, Community Education and Provider Services.
03/25/2019
Business Analyst I

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Business Analyst I, Community Education and Provider Services.

This position is located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Under the supervision of the Business Analyst II, provides direct support to the technology of the Office for Children (OFC) automated case management and Minute Menu systems used by the Community Educations and Provider Services...

Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to...
03/21/2019
Physical Activities for Children

Keep children moving while learning with daily, quick and creative physical activities. Ideally, kids should have two to three active play times every day. Instead of thinking of exercise as a separate scheduled activity, just try to weave quick “moving” moments throughout the day. Try these resources from Let’s Move Child Care:

https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/5-healthy-goals/get-kids-moving/classroom-activities

Child care and early education providers: Get ideas for daily, quick and fun physical activities for children.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Supervisor (52 week), School Age Child Care program.
03/18/2019
Day Care Center Supervisor

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Supervisor (52 week), School Age Child Care program.

Coordinates and oversees the daily on-site operation of School Age Child Care (SACC) programs serving children and youth ages 5 - 21 with multiple disabilities. Plans and implements a high quality program of appropriate experiences to support the development of each child. Supervises, trains and eva...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Service Worker II, Child Care Assistance and Referral program.
03/18/2019
Human Service Worker II

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Human Service Worker II, Child Care Assistance and Referral program.

Performs all tasks related to determining eligibility of families for participation in the Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) program, to include child care referrals from Child Protective Services and Foster Care. Provides case management services for families enrolled in CCAR and provides i...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Teacher I, Fairfax County Employees' Child Care Center program.
03/18/2019
Day Care Center Teacher I

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Teacher I, Fairfax County Employees' Child Care Center program.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions, all located in the Employees' Child Care Center (ECCC) in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia.This position provides child care services to the Department of Family Services, Child Care Center. Plans and provides age-appropriate child c...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Supervisor (42 week), School Age Child Care program.
03/18/2019
Day Care Center Supervisor

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Day Care Center Supervisor (42 week), School Age Child Care program.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Day Care Center Supervisor positions at various locations throughout Fairfax County..Coordinates and oversees the daily on-site operation of School Age Child Care (SACC) programs serving children in grades K-6th, and children with special nee...

During cold and flu season handwashing is an easy, effective way to prevent the spread of many types of infection and il...
03/14/2019

During cold and flu season handwashing is an easy, effective way to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness from person to person in all settings including child care programs. For information on how to limit the transmission of the flu virus in your program, visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

Children from 14 SACC centers will take the stage this Saturday at Hayfield Secondary School as part of SACC’s multi-c...
03/08/2019

Children from 14 SACC centers will take the stage this Saturday at Hayfield Secondary School as part of SACC’s multi-center performance showcases. This year’s theme –“This Is How We Move” reflects the School Year curriculum and celebrates the children’s diverse interests and talents. SACC’s amazing teachers have worked with the children to choreograph and rehearse their dance routines, and to prepare them to perform in front of hundreds of cheering family members and friends. Canned and boxed food items will be collected to support United Community Ministries. To learn more about SACC visit
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/office-for-children/sacc

Address

12011 Government Center Pkwy, Ste 920
Fairfax, VA
22035

For information on how to reach this location using public transportation, call 703-339-7200; TTY 703-339-1608 or visit www.fairfaxconnector.com or call 202-637-7000; TTY 202-638-3780 or visit www.wmata.com.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(703) 324-8000

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