School Age Child Care Program

SACC provides fun, safe and educational care for children in kindergarten - sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations in most Fairfax County elementary schools.

The SACC program serves children five days a week, Mondays - Fridays. SACC does not provide drop-in, short-term, or partial-week service.

  • Before School - 7 a.m. until school begins.
  • After School - End of school day until 6:15 p.m. SACC service begins when the children are dismissed from school.
  • Winter/Spring/Summer Programs - SACC operates winter, spring and summer programs at a number of consolidated sites. Enrollment is on a first come, first-served basis, and additional fees are assessed for each program. The centers are open from 7 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.

 Spotlight  on SACC Centers


Children at Clermont SACC enjoy designing and creating.  Several children made their own outfits including hats, scarfs, skirts and ponchos for a center festival while other children used their talents to build and decorate bird houses.

Children at Annandale Terrace SACC worked together to write Finding Nema, a play about what happened to the characters of Finding Nemo two generations later.   Are humans still polluting our ocean?  This original play digs deeper into the wonders of nature with comedy, touching moments, and dancing!   The children learned how to create a character for a play, act on stage, and learned steps to hip hop choreography.  Merging nature with the performing arts turned out to be a fun and enriching experience for both the children and their families.

Children at Forestville SACC made 105 tissue paper flowers in honor of a young girl diagnosed with cancer. As part of their community service outreach, the flowers were donated to a local hospital to bring cheer to children and their families.

At Union Mill SACC children have the opportunity to connect with real animals and learn how to care for them. Union Mill SACC adopted 2 rabbits (one from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and one from a family in the community), and a hamster all of which joined the animals already in their Nature Center including a hamster,  a frog, 4 fish and a snail. The children really enjoy including the rabbits when they play board games. The children and families have also enjoyed the weekend program which gives families the opportunity to take the animals home for the weekend.

Previous Spotlights

  • SACC in the News: Celebrating 40 Years of Quality Afterschool Programming
    AfterSchool Today, the quarterly publication of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) profiles Fairfax County Office for Children's SACC program in its Spring 2015 issue. ( Download the article .) NAA recognizes that quality afterschool programs provide positive child and youth development and meet a critical need for working families.


  • SACC Open Hire Event

    Are you interested in working with school age children in a fun, energetic, and educational setting? To apply, bring your resume and the names of two references to SACC's  Open Hire Event, Wednesday, November 30 between 4 - 6 p.m. at 12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, 2nd Floor, Room 206-A, Fairfax, VA 22035.
  • Now Enrolling

    SACC is currently enrolling for the 2016 -2017 and 2017-2018 school years.

    To enroll your child: Please call SACC Registration at 703-449-8989, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. If space is not currently available at your school, you may choose to have your child's name added to the waitlist.

    Be sure to ask about our winter, spring and summer camp programs!

  • SACC Status During Weather Events

  • SACC's policy in the event of emergency school closings, delayed openings, and early closings is as follows:

    • Full Day Closings - SACC will be closed whenever schools are closed for the full day due to weather conditions, energy problems, or other emergencies.

    • Early School Closings and/or Afternoon or Evening Activities Canceled  - SACC centers will open at the time of school dismissal for children enrolled in the After School session and remain open until 6:15 p.m. Please note: Due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions; in the interest of safety of the children, families and SACC teachers, SACC administration requests parents make every effort to pick up children early.

    • Delayed School Openings - On days when school opens two hours late, SACC centers will open at 7:00 a.m. for children enrolled in the Before School session.

    • Teacher Workdays – On Teacher Workdays, if school offices are closed due to inclement weather, SACC will be closed. If school offices are open, SACC will open on time.

SACC Online

SACC Bill: Pay your SACC bill online using e-Checks.

Parent Online: Online access allows you to view your enrollments, cancel services, review billing activity, access yearly tax statements and receive SACC correspondence online. To sign up for Parent Online, call SACC registration at 703-449-8989.

SACC Contact Information

SACC Administration
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Closed Holidays

SACC Registration
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Holidays

SACC Administration

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

703-449-1414, select option #1,
and ask to speak with
the Regional Supervisor on Duty

SACC Registration

To register call
703-449-8989, TTY 711

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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