Department of Family Services - Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-8100
TTY 711

Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, 8th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

H. Jene Moore,
Director

Community Education and Provider Services (CEPS)


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Welcome to the Community Education and Provider Services Program. CEPS:

  • Provides information, assistance and support to individuals interested in becoming Fairfax County-permitted family child care providers.
  • Offers ongoing training and support to Family Child Care providers currently permitted to operate a home-based child care program in Fairfax County.
  • Administers the USDA Child and Adult Food Care Program which provides reimbursement to enrolled Family Child Care providers and Fairfax County-sponsored child care centers for meals and snacks provided to children in care.

Become a Family Child Care Provider

  • Why Become a Permitted Family Child Care Provider
  • Establishing Your Family Child Care Business
  • How Do I Become a Family Child Care Provider
  • Apply for a Permit
  • Enroll in the USDA Food Program
  • Register for Training

Current Family Child Care Providers

  • Renewing Your Family Child Care Permit
  • Strengthening Your Family Child Care Business
  • Enroll in the USDA Food Program
  • Register for Training
  • Family Child Care Business Forms

Additional Information

  • Frequently Asked Questions from Family Child Care Providers
  • Understanding Recent Changes to Federal and State Laws for Family Child Care Providers
  • Guidelines to Report Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Emergency Planning
  • Filing reimbursements online with Provider Access
  • Joining the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network
  • Health Resources for Child Care Providers

For Families

  • Why Choose a Permitted or State-licensed Family Child Care Provider?
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Families Searching for Child Care
  • Searching for Child Care: Questions to Ask a Family Child Care Provider
  • Why Choose a Provider Who Participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program