Department of Family Services - Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Anne-Marie Twohie,

Office for Children

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The Department of Family Services' Office for Children is dedicated to the care, education and healthy development of children, from birth through elementary school age. We collaborate with early care and education professionals, families, schools and community partners to help children reach their fullest potential.

Find resources for families with children ages

•  Birth to Five
•  School Age


Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals

  • Become a Family Child Care Provider
  • Apply for/Renew a Fairfax County Child Care Permit
  • Apply for/Renew a VA State License
  • Register for Fairfax County Office for Children Classes
  • Community Education and Provider Services (CEPS)
  • Additional Helpful Resources

School Readiness Resources

  • For Children and Families - Get Ready
  • The Role of Early Care and Education Professionals
  • School Engagement
  • Community Involvement

Additional Information

Child Care Professionals Week

The Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 as Child Care Professionals Week. Please join the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Office for Children in recognizing and thanking early childhood professionals for their hard work and dedication. They make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families.  

Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan

The Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan lays out a vision and roadmap for ensuring that all young children in Fairfax County have the supports they need to be successful in school and beyond. Download the plan here. PDF icon

(Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-8100 or TTY 711.)