The Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days


Contact for News Media:
Angela Morlu, Communications Specialist II
Department of Family Services
703-324-7528, TTY 703-222-9452

December 20, 2013

Fairfax County has already experienced some snow days this winter, and it’s likely that more are on the way before the season is over. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, parents may need backup care.

Parents can find child care programs near their home or workplace on the Office for Children’s website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc. The Office for Children maintains a database of child care programs in Fairfax County and many of the county’s child care businesses offer the option of occasional or back-up care. This includes hundreds of county permitted family child care providers.

To make inclement weather days easier, plan ahead and arrange for care now. You can search the list of snow day providers at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofc/snowdaysproviders.htm. Visit a few programs ahead of time to see which child care situation will work best on snow days. Then when bad weather hits, you’ll have a number of child care programs to choose from.

For additional help, call the Office for Children at 703-449-8484.

 

 

 


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