The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning offers
classes for the child care community to help ensure child care that
is safe, healthy, and contributes to children's overall success. Our
classes also help meet the training requirements child care
professionals need to maintain their license or permit.
The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning registration
process takes place six times per year (February, April, June,
August, October and December). Registration for professional
development classes for early childhood educators will be available
at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each registration month for
classes that begin the following two months. IFEL staff will be
available to respond to email and phone inquiries between 7:30 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m. on the evening that registration begins every other
Read more about the registration
Family Child Care Providers
If you are a family child care provider, you can enroll in six IFEL
courses throughout the year and you can also enroll in six Child Care Business
If you work in a child care center or preschool, you can enroll in
six IFEL courses throughout the year. Up to five staff from
the same center or preschool may enroll in the same course or
If you have questions, you can contact the Institute for Early
Leaning in these ways:
Call 703-324-3044 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Visit 12011 Government Center
Parkway, Suite 920, Fairfax, VA 22035.