Enrolling in Child Care Courses


To Enroll

You must be working in a legally operating child care center, preschool, or family child care home in Fairfax County or be an early childhood professional living in Fairfax County.

• If you are a family child care provider, you may enroll in a maximum of two Institute courses or workshops and two Family Child Care Business workshops.
• If you work in a center or preschool, you may enroll in a maximum of two Institute courses. No more than five staff from the same center or preschool may enroll in the same course or workshop.
• You must be enrolled in a course or workshop to attend. Onsite enrollment is not available. If you are not enrolled or are on a waiting list, you will be unable to participate.

To Cancel

If you are unable to attend a course or workshop, please cancel your enrollment at least 24 hours in advance.
Call the training line at 703-324-3044 or e-mail dfsifel@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Inclement Weather Policy

If you have a question about a weather-related cancellation, you may call the training line at 703-324-3044. You will hear an announcement if training has been cancelled.

If the Fairfax County Public Schools:
• Are closed: there will be no training that day or that evening.
• Open late: there will be no morning training, but afternoon and evening training will continue as scheduled.
• Close early: there will be no afternoon or evening training.
• Cancel evening activities: there will be no evening training.
• Are closed on Friday: please call the training line at 703-324-3044 to find out if your Saturday training has been cancelled. You will hear an announcement if training has been cancelled.

Additional Information

To receive a certificate of completion for a workshop, you must attend the entire workshop.
To receive a certificate of completion for courses with multiple sessions, you must attend all course sessions.
To receive a letter of participation for courses with multiple sessions, you must attend more than half the course sessions.
Training is offered at different locations throughout Fairfax County. Please be sure to check the dates, times and locations of courses before completing the registration form.
Training is for adults only; we cannot accommodate children in any of the courses or workshops.

Please Note: Some courses may require homework in order to receive credit.

Training hours are creditable toward initial CDA requirements.

To hear a recorded list of available training, please call the information line at 703-324-8420.

 

 


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