Programs for Infants, Early Childhood



Healthy Families Fairfax


Families who are referred to this program receive educational and supportive services to help promote child health development

  • Refer at-risk, pregnant parents to Family Resource Service:
    703-246-8450; TTY: 711.
  • Mothers must be pregnant or the newborn baby must be younger than three months old
  • Families referred to the program voluntarily choose to participate
  • Services are provided until child reaches age 3
  • Read more about Healthy Families Fairfax
  • Call 703-246-8450; TTY: 711.
  • Services provided through a partnership between Department of Family Services, Health Department, Northern Virginia Family Service, United Community Ministries and Cornerstones.

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Parenting Education Programs

This program offers parenting classes that include the entire family – parents and their children.

  • Classes range from 12-24 weeks, depending on the ages of children in the family
  • Available in English or Spanish for most curriculums
  • Classes with an African American cultural focus
  • Offered in a variety of community settings
  • Classes are free, and include:
    • A light evening meal
    • Child care for children under 5 years of age
    • A structured program for children 5 years of age and older
  • For more information:
    • General information, call 703-324-7691; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes in English, call 703-324-7691; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes with an African American cultural focus, call 703-324-3617; TTY: 703-222-9452
    • About classes in Spanish, call 703-324-7405; TTY: 703-222-9452
  • Check the Nurturing Parenting page to read more about types of programs available and curriculum topics, or to download a Nurturing Parenting Enrollment form.

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Arlington County Parent Education Program

Provides parenting education services at various county locations in both English and Spanish.

  • Parenting with Success. Eight week course in English is offered throughout the year.
    Programs are free, but participants must be referred by a service provider.
    Offered at Human Services Center, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. Must pre-register. Childcare available.
  • Crianza con Exito. Eight week course in Spanish is offered throughout the year.
    Programs are free, but participants must be referred by a service provider.
    Offered at Human Services Center, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. Must pre-register. Childcare available.
  • STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Parenting Classes offered throughout the year for parents of children ages 0-5, 6-12, or teens.

Call 703-228-1551 or visit our Web site at www.arlingtonva.us (Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division) for a current schedule of courses.

Additional services include:

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Alexandria City Early Childhood Development

City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services
Office for Early Childhood Development

  • Teen Parent groups at T.C. Williams High School after school
  • Subsidized child care may be provided while teen parent attends school
  • Participants must live in City of Alexandria


  • Call 703-746-KIDS (703-746-5437)

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Infancy and Early Childhood Program: Mental Health Services

Offers comprehensive mental health services to young children (birth through 6 years) and their parents.

  • Serves children with behavioral, emotional and/or developmental problems that affect their daily functioning at home or school
  • Sliding fee scale
  • Program offers two ways to help children:
    • For additional information: 703-207-7804; Virginia Relay Center: 711
    • Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board: 703-324-7000; TTY 703-802-3015

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Fairfax County Public Schools
Family and School Partnerships

http://www.fcps.edu/cco/fam/resources/classes/index.shtml

Offers a variety of fee-based parenting classes for parents of infants through teens. Classes that meet court requirements include:

  • Co-Parenting: Two Parent, Two Homes (classes for parents involved in custody, visitation, support, or divorce); English and Spanish.
  • Strengthening Your Parenting Skills (for parents or guardians of infants through 11 year olds) (classes for maintaining or regaining custody or to enhance parenting skills); English, Spanish or Korean.
  • Parenting Teens (for parents or guardians of 12 to 18 year olds) (classes for maintaining or regaining custody or to enhance parenting skills); English and Spanish.

Other classes:

  • Talk More, Fight Less (communication and conflict-resolution); English only.
  • Successful Single Parenting
  • Unmarried with Children
  • Step-Parenting and the Blended Family
  • Dads Matter

Call 703-204-4343 to register or for more information.

You may also call the Virginia Relay: 711

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Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA)

www.jssa.org

JSSA helps children, adolescents and their parents cope with behavioral and emotional challenges that impact their sense well-being, relationships, and school performance. JSSA's team of social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists can provide:

  • Individual therapy, family therapy, emotional and psychological testing and evaluations, social skills therapy groups
  • Educational and neuropsychological testing and assessment, psychiatric services, information and referral, early childhood intervention services (ages 0-5), case management and advocacy services, support groups for parents and siblings
  • JSSA also has a comprehensive program for children, teens, and adults with learning, attention and development disabilities

    For more information, contact 703-204-9100

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Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

www.peatc.org

A Virginia-based, national non-profit organization that provides information, assistance and training for families of children with disabilities and the professionals that serve them, to help them understand their rights and negotiate the education and service systems their children need to be successful.

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