Department of Family Services - Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Multiple Locations-Main Office: 12011 Government Center Parkway, 8th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

Flor Philips,
Director

Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR)

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Welcome to the Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) Program. We provide:

  • Resources and Referrals to families about various center-based and family child care programs located throughout the county.
  • Financial assistance for child care to eligible Fairfax County families.
  • Support to child care programs and providers.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Apply for Assistance
  • Application Forms

Choosing a Quality Child Care Program

  • What to Look for in a Quality Child Care Program
  • Child Care Options
  • Seminars for Families Seeking Child Care
  • Maintaining Your Child Care Arrangement

Working with Providers and Programs

  • Become an Approved CCAR Vendor
  • Resources for Child Care Providers Participating in CCAR
  • Forms
  • Market Your Program in Provider Access

Learn More

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Child Care Rates
  • Additional Resources