Department of Family Services - Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Anne-Marie Twohie,

Office for Children

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The Department of Family Services' Office for Children is dedicated to the care, education and healthy development of children, from birth through elementary school age. We collaborate with early care and education professionals, families, schools and community partners to help children reach their fullest potential.

Find resources for families with children ages

•  Birth to Five
•  School Age


  • Search for Child Care
  • Assistance Finding and Paying for Child Care
  • Child Care Program Options
  • Other Family Resources

Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals

  • Become a Family Child Care Provider
  • Apply for/Renew a Fairfax County Child Care Permit
  • Apply for/Renew a VA State License
  • Register for Fairfax County Office for Children Classes
  • Community Education and Provider Services (CEPS)
  • Additional Helpful Resources

School Readiness Resources

  • For Children and Families - Get Ready
  • The Role of Early Care and Education Professionals
  • School Engagement
  • Community Involvement

Additional Information