Programs for Referring Professionals


Healthy Families Fairfax
Parenting Education Programs
Alexandria City Early Childhood Development
Arlington County Parent Education Program
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

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for valuable information about the programs and services available for clients.

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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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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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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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

http://www.scanva.org

Provides parenting education and family support, including:

  • Parenting Classes: in English and Spanish offered in fall and spring.
    • Childcare is available for children ages 0 - 4.
    • Children's component, designed for ages 5 and older, discusses rules, praise and criticism, personal power and includes a yoga component.
    • Parents with children of all ages are invited.
    • Services are free. A light dinner is provided.
    • ABCs of Parenting Program curriculum is used.
  • Educational Parent Support Groups: Groups are open, ongoing and available in Spanish and English.
    • Services are free.
    • Structured children's activities available for children of all ages
  • Parent Connection Resource Guide: Triannual resource guide contains information about parenting classes, support groups, playgroups and other parenting and community resources for the 5 Northern Virginia jurisdictions.
  • Educational Parenting Information: available via brochures, fact sheets, and other formats

    Call 703-820-9001

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