Institute for Early Learning
The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning offers classes for the child care community to help ensure child care that's safe, healthy, and contributes to children's academic success. Our classes also help meet the training requirements child care professionals need to maintain their license or permit.
In addition, our "Choosing Child Care" workshops for parents provide information about quality child care in Fairfax County.
Family Child Care Providers
If you are a family child care provider, you can enroll in two of the general courses in the training catalog. (PDF) New family child care providers, and established child care providers looking for more training opportunities, can also enroll in child care business workshops.
- Resources for CPR and first aid training.
- Register online for classes.
- General information about training.
Child Care Center Staff
If you work in a child care center or preschool, you can enroll in two of the general courses in the training catalog. (PDF) No more than five staff from the same center or preschool may enroll in the same course or workshop.
If you have questions, you can contact the Office for Children in these ways:
- Call 703-324-3044 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- E-mail the training office.
- Visit 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920, Fairfax, VA 22035.