Office for Children Shows How To Launch a Child Care Business
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Office for Children
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102
News Release OFC 09/08
November 7, 2007
The Department of Family Services' Office for Children will reveal the benefits of running a home-based child care business at workshops called “Getting Started in Family Child Care.” In 2008 the free workshops are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month. Starting January 24, each workshop will be held at 1 p.m. in room 1034 of the Pennino building, located at 12011 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax .
“Becoming a child care provider allows you to have a home-based business and enjoy a personally rewarding profession,” says Office for Children Director Judith Rosen. Child care providers also have the opportunity to:
- Earn an income while spending time with their own children.
- Earn tax credits for running a home-based business.
- Get reimbursed by the USDA Food Program for meals they serve children in their care.
- Reduce the cost of transportation and other items needed to work outside the home.
- Offer an essential service to the community.
- Work at a job they love.
At the workshops, Office for Children staff will train residents in how to obtain the necessary permit to legally operate a home-based child care business in Fairfax County . Attendees will also learn about ongoing training the Office for Children offers free of charge to child care professionals on how to provide quality educational programs to children.
For more information about becoming a child care provider, call 703-324-8100 or visit the Office for Children's Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc .
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