Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

Family Services Program Directory: Education

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Advocacy Services (DVAC) 
Domestic Violence Action Center helps victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. Increases client safety through education, understanding and access to available resources.   
703-246-4573

Chronic Disease/Illness Self-Management  
Workshops about managing chronic diseases/illnesses. 
703-324-5489

Community Engagement  
Outreach programs/presentations on domestic and sexual violence awareness, prevention and education; teen dating and stalking. 
703-324-5730

Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict
Teaches ways to reduce anger and resentment and improve communication in relationships. 
703-704-6725

Disability Services Planning and Development
Information, referral, advocacy and/or outreach services. 
703-324-5421, TTY 703-449-1186

Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) Program
Recruitment, screening and matching of eligible youth for summer employment. 
703-752-1606

Entrepreneurship
Training and technical assistance for WIA-eligible job seekers to start their own businesses. 
703-538-7412

Father Engagement
A 12-week program that focuses on the universal aspects of fatherhood. 
703-324-3611, 703-324-7411

Head Start and Early Head Start
Early childhood education and comprehensive services for income-eligible pregnant women and families with children from birth to age 5. 
703-324-8290

Healthy Families
Home-based parenting education, health information and community support for parents from pregnancy until child is age 3. 
703-246-8450

Home Child Care Permits
Community Education and Provider Service issues home child care permits for residents who care for up to four children in their homes. Professional development and assistance to family child care providers. 
703-324-8100

Independent Living Project
Assists older adults and adults with disabilities to stay in their homes and remain independent through consultation and workshops. 
703-324-7721

Neighborhood Networks
Helps families with elementary school-age children with high absenteeism and trouble performing in school. 
703-324-7720

Parenting Education Programs
Free classes for parents and their children on learning new ways to work together as a family. 
703-324-7691  Spanish 703-324-7405

Professional Learning for Early Childhood and School Age Professionals
Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)
703-324-3044

School Age Child Care (SACC)
Quality child care for children in kindergarten - sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations. SACC centers are located in most Fairfax County public elementary schools, as well as in the Key and Kilmer Centers, which serve 5-21 year-olds who have multiple disabilities. 
703-449-8989

SkillSource Centers
Employment resource centers located throughout Northern Virginia. 
703-752-1606, 877-545-1462

Virginia Preschool Initiative
Supporting quality preschool programs for 4-year-olds whose families have low to moderate incomes. Children are provided early childhood education and services that promote success in kindergarten. 
703-324-8268

Volunteer & Partner Service Program
Volunteer opportunities to work with children and families. 
703-324-7751

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 
Adult & Dislocated Workforce development services for eligible job seekers. 
703-752-1606

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
Provides workforce development services for eligible youth. 
571-238-4228

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