Fairfax County Office for Children

Fairfax County Office for Children Dedicated to the care, education and healthy development of children in Fairfax County, from birth through elementary school age.

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.

Operating as usual

Childcare providers are invited to participate in a three-part webinar series to learn how to support Fairfax County Pub...
08/25/2020

Childcare providers are invited to participate in a three-part webinar series to learn how to support Fairfax County Public School students with their online learning while they are at your program. A FCPS technology specialist and Office for Children staff will provide information on how to set up a virtual learning environment, offer appropriate grade-level support and how to support the technology that students will use. This series will be offered in English and Spanish. Registration required.
Session 1: Creating a Safe and Productive Learning Environment
English session: Saturday, August 29, 9-10 a.m., https://bit.ly/2YtlH0D
Spanish session: Saturday, August 29, 11 a.m.-noon, https://bit.ly/31oY7DV
Session 2: Supporting Students to Use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Schoology
English session: Monday, August 31, 7-8 p.m., https://bit.ly/3grC57K
Spanish session: Tuesday, September 1, 7- 8 p.m., https://bit.ly/2YrKHFd
Session 3: Supporting Students to Use Google Classroom and Google Meet
English session: Wednesday, September 2, 7- 8 p.m., https://bit.ly/2FTFeAR
Spanish session: Thursday, September 3, 7-8 p.m., https://bit.ly/3hvcD2E

Registration for the SRS (Supporting Return to School) Program is now open! The SRS program will provide full-day on-sit...
08/24/2020

Registration for the SRS (Supporting Return to School) Program is now open! The SRS program will provide full-day on-site programming for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade residing in Fairfax County and City of Fairfax, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. starting September 8, 2020. Please contact the SRS registration office at 703-449-8989 to enroll, or to find out more about financial assistance and support, and transportation options that may be available. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2EtqlEA.

08/15/2020
Registration | Fairfax County Public Schools

If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 30, they are eligible for Kindergarten and it's time to register them. To learn more about how to register your child, visit https://www.fcps.edu/registration

Registration FCPS offers registration opportunities for Early Head Start through Adult and Community Education, with lots in between Translate this page አማርኛ العربية English Español فارسی 한국어 اردو Tiếng Việt 中文 Other Language All FCPS schools and administrative...

Chairman Jeff McKay appeared on WJLA to discuss the county’s new Supporting Return to School (SRS) program to support ch...
08/14/2020
Fairfax County will launch new childcare program to help families during virtual learning

Chairman Jeff McKay appeared on WJLA to discuss the county’s new Supporting Return to School (SRS) program to support children and families when school beings on September 8. To learn more and watch the segment: https://bit.ly/3aq67Yd

With the start of an unprecedented school year nearly here, families throughout the region are bracing for a new normal. For many parents, that means worrying about the challenges of working full-time while their kids are doing virtual learning at home.

Make sure you are counted! For each resident who does not respond to the census, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in po...
08/13/2020

Make sure you are counted! For each resident who does not respond to the census, Fairfax County could lose $12,000 in potential funding over the next 10 years!

1 out of 4 households in Fairfax County have not filled out the 2020 Census.

What are you waiting for? Complete your census RIGHT NOW! #BeCounted and bring resources back to our community! #FFXCounts

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Z20uKb

Camp Fairfax staff were happy to have Chairman McKay and County Executive Bryan Hill visit today. Thank you Camp Fairfax...
08/11/2020

Camp Fairfax staff were happy to have Chairman McKay and County Executive Bryan Hill visit today. Thank you Camp Fairfax staff for providing children with a safe summer of fun!

It was encouraging to visit one of our Camp Fairfax sites today. The staff and kids are doing great in diligently implementing and following health measures. This is an important model as we put together our modified SACC-type program this fall to support working families. More information on this program will come in Wednesday’s newsletter.

Fairfax County Government
08/05/2020
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

We All Need to Help Protect Children During COVID-19
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COVID-19 has turned everyone’s lives upside down. The isolation has caused many families to lose their support networks, which has been especially stressful for families with children. As a result, some children may be at higher risk of harm. Others may not be safe because there isn’t a responsible adult who can watch or take care of them.

Great news! Camp Fairfax has been extended one additional week! It will now go through Friday, August 14 and openings ar...
07/30/2020

Great news! Camp Fairfax has been extended one additional week! It will now go through Friday, August 14 and openings are still available! Sign your child up for this full-day program for rising first through sixth grade children of working families. Camp Fairfax is located at 18 locations across the county including seven NCS Community Centers and 11 Fairfax County Public Schools. A sliding fee scale is available. Current CDC health and safety guidelines are being implemented. For fees, questions and to register, call 703-449-8989.

Our donation drive ends July 31! Please consider donating hygiene products to help child care centers and family child c...
07/23/2020

Our donation drive ends July 31! Please consider donating hygiene products to help child care centers and family child care programs maintain clean and healthy environments. We are requesting donations of hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, bleach, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and diapers. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/yb49xc66.

Today was an exciting day for early childhood in Virginia. Governor Northam signed legislation that will create a unifie...
07/22/2020

Today was an exciting day for early childhood in Virginia. Governor Northam signed legislation that will create a unified early childhood system in the Commonwealth. Thank you to Reston Children’s Center for hosting the event.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3613513232011777

The Office for Children will be hosting a three-part webinar series on supporting children, families and educators durin...
07/17/2020

The Office for Children will be hosting a three-part webinar series on supporting children, families and educators during COVID-19. The three sessions will be held on July 21, July 29 and August 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. A different topic will be discussed during each session. For more information and to register, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/y48gblkx

Fairfax County Government
07/08/2020
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

Food Benefits for School-Age Children During the Pandemic
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When school was in session before COVID-19, many students depended on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program for nutritious meals.

Due to the pandemic, children no longer have access to that food at school, but through the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), they can receive food benefits through a program called Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT.

Learn more: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/07/07/food-benefits-for-school-aged-children-during-the-pandemic/

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and the Office for Children will be providing an abbreviated summer p...
07/06/2020

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and the Office for Children will be providing an abbreviated summer program for rising first- through sixth-grade children of working families from Monday, July 13 through Friday, August 7. Camp Fairfax will be offered at 18 locations across the county and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each day will feature a variety of fun and engaging activities. Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented. Space is limited. For fees, questions and to register, call 703-449-8989 starting Monday, July 6, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information: https://tinyurl.com/y94p4967

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empa...
07/03/2020

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Learn more about how you can help your child develop these important skills: https://tinyurl.com/yc4g67lu

The Department of Family Services Father Engagement Unit has put together a video of  ideas to help parents connect with...
07/02/2020
Staying Connected to Your Kids Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic - Fairfax County Emergency Information

The Department of Family Services Father Engagement Unit has put together a video of ideas to help parents connect with their children throughout the pandemic. https://tinyurl.com/y9oedy3x

Posted at 3:30 p.m. With all the COVID-19 related stressors in our lives right now, it is important that parents recognize and support their children’s social and emotional needs. It’s good for parents to find ways to communicate and engage with their children to give them a sense of security an...

Want to keep your children engaged this summer while staying safe and social distancing? Sign up for #NCSconnects Virtua...
07/01/2020
A Virtual Journey! Registration Open for #NCSconnects Virtual Summer Camp | Neighborhood and Community Services

Want to keep your children engaged this summer while staying safe and social distancing? Sign up for #NCSconnects Virtual Summer! The free virtual program will run July 6-31, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon for youth in grades 1-6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. for youth in grades 7-12. For more information and to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/yc7eere8

Fairfax County, Virginia - Registration is now available for the #NCSconnects VIrtual Summer Camp.

We are seeking donations to support child care programs countywide in providing essential services to children and famil...
06/24/2020

We are seeking donations to support child care programs countywide in providing essential services to children and families. Donated supplies will support healthy hygiene practices and help child care centers and family child care programs maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Specifically, we are requesting donations of hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, bleach, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and diapers.

Donations will be collected through July 31. To donate, visit www.bit.ly/OFC_Supplies.

Don't forget to complete our survey! Thank you!Early Childhood programs in Fairfax County –  please help us provide fami...
06/16/2020

Don't forget to complete our survey! Thank you!

Early Childhood programs in Fairfax County – please help us provide families with up to date information about your program!

The Office for Children is collecting information to help families identify available child care options in the community. We also want to learn about what supplies your program may need to maintain a healthy environment (cleaning and disinfecting) and to support healthy hygiene practices. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey in English or Spanish using the links below.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OFCChildCareSurvey-English-May2020
Español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/OFCChildCareSurvey-Spanish-May2020

06/15/2020
FCPS to Host Town Hall on June 16 | Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools is hosting a Town Hall on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. hosted by Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Transportation Services Jeff Platenberg, and manager of School Health Services Lorraine Trouton. They will discuss return to school plans, family surveys, school health resources and answers to your questions and concerns.

FCPS to Host Town Hall on June 16 News Release June 15, 2020 Share Page Join FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Transportation Services Jeff Platenberg, and manager of School Health Services Lorraine Trouton for an FCPS Town Hall on Tuesday, June 16, fr...

Are you the parent of a rising kindergartner? Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is currently registering students and...
06/11/2020

Are you the parent of a rising kindergartner? Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is currently registering students and planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. You may register your child now by contacting the school registrar by phone or email. Registration information, including school contacts, is available on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/registration. For general registration questions, email [email protected].

The Fairfax RISE grant application process is now open until Monday June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This grant for small bus...
06/09/2020

The Fairfax RISE grant application process is now open until Monday June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This grant for small businesses and nonprofits is available for eligible centers and family child care providers.

If you are a family child care provider and need assistance completing the application, please contact the Women’s Business Center at [email protected].

For more information about the grant, follow this link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/economic-success/fairfaxrise

Registration for the Fairfax RISE grants will open from June 8-15, 2020! This grant for small businesses and nonprofits ...
06/03/2020
COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Fund | Economic Success

Registration for the Fairfax RISE grants will open from June 8-15, 2020!
This grant for small businesses and nonprofits are available for eligible centers and family child care providers.
In addition, the Women's Business Center is available to provide technical assistance to family child care providers with the application process. If you are a family child care provider and need assistance completing the application, please contact [email protected] .

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/economic-success/fairfaxrise

Fairfax County, Virginia - This COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Fund offers financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the Coronavirus shutdowns.

Early Childhood programs in Fairfax County – please help us provide families with up to date information about your prog...
06/01/2020

Early Childhood programs in Fairfax County – please help us provide families with up to date information about your program!

The Office for Children is collecting information to help families identify available child care options in the community. We also want to learn about what supplies your program may need to maintain a healthy environment (cleaning and disinfecting) and to support healthy hygiene practices. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey in English or Spanish using the links below.

Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to Fairfax County children and families!

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OFCChildCareSurvey-English-May2020
Español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/OFCChildCareSurvey-Spanish-May2020

The Office for Children is pleased to share that Kulwant Saini, permitted family child care provider in Fairfax County, ...
05/26/2020

The Office for Children is pleased to share that Kulwant Saini, permitted family child care provider in Fairfax County, has been named the winner of Child Care Aware of Virginia’s 2020 Heart of Service Lifetime Achievement Award: https://vachildcare.com/ccav-events/ccav-awards/. The award and selection is based on longevity, excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to a career of caring for children. Kulwant says that being selected for the award brought her to happy tears. She attributes her success to the fact that she cares for the children as if they were her own. She considers each child to be a part of her family, even after they get older and are no longer in her care. Kulwant is grateful to her colleagues, Child Care Aware of Virginia’s executive director and the families for recognizing her outstanding work. Congratulations Kulwant!

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church has gone above and beyond to continue supporting its 1,400+ fa...
05/22/2020
Infant and Toddler Connection Upholds High Level of Early Intervention Services to Families During COVID-19 | Neighborhood and Community Services

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church has gone above and beyond to continue supporting its 1,400+ families through telepractice/virtual services. The month of May also happens to be Early Intervention Awareness Month, making this an ideal opportunity to celebrate the work of the early intervention team.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Since COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines were implemented in March, the NCS Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church (ITC) has gone above and beyond to continue supporting its 1,400+ families through telepractice/virtual services.

Donations Needed: Cloth Face Coverings----------------------------The Health Department is asking for your support with ...
05/20/2020
Donations Needed: Cloth Face Coverings - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Donations Needed: Cloth Face Coverings
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The Health Department is asking for your support with the donation of sewn cloth face coverings to protect the most vulnerable within the community. The cloth face covering donations will support our nonprofit providers and the low-income client households they serve.
Have a donation? Please fill out this form: https://redcap.vdh.virginia.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=MXMNJMRNX9 or call 931-981-9698 and a member of our donations team will coordinate your donation. Learn more: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/19/donations-needed-cloth-face-coverings/

Posted at 10 a.m. The Health Department is asking for your support with the donation of sewn cloth face coverings to protect the most vulnerable within the community. The cloth face covering donations will support our nonprofit providers and the low-income client households they serve. Hand-sewn clo...

Did you know that May is Early Intervention Awareness Month? If you have an infant or toddler under 3 years old and are ...
05/19/2020

Did you know that May is Early Intervention Awareness Month? If you have an infant or toddler under 3 years old and are concerned about your child's development, the Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church provides evaluations and early intervention services for infants and toddlers (up to age 3) who have a developmental delay or a diagnosis that may lead to developmental delays. ITC is open and receiving referrals via phone and online referral form. Assessments and services are being offered to families via a HIPAA compliant telepractice platform. If you have questions please call us at 703-246-7121. For more information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/office-for-children/infant-and-toddler-connection

Fairfax County has established a $5 million fund to support nonprofit organizations including nonprofit child care progr...
05/18/2020
Fairfax County Social Safety Net Nonprofit Sustainability Grants Program (NSG) | Procurement and Material Management

Fairfax County has established a $5 million fund to support nonprofit organizations including nonprofit child care programs. Grant amounts of $25,000, $50,000 or $75,000 will be awarded depending on nonprofit size/operating budget. Applications are due by May 22, 2020. More information and grant application can be found at the link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/procurement/nsgrant

Fairfax County, Virginia - The Social Safety Net Nonprofit Sustainability Grants Program (NSG) was created to support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, whose primary work supports social safety net services to vulnerable populations within Fairfax County

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) 324-8100

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