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,

Early Education Resources

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Birth to Five

Fairfax County Resources for Families with Young Children

Publications and Other Resources

* 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.


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For Early Education Professionals
  • Virginia Infant-Toddler Specialist Network
    A statewide, comprehensive network of specialists who work to improve the quality of care and education infants and toddlers receive while in an early care and education program. Highly qualified specialists provide on-site training in family childcare and center-based programs, assistance and referrals to other resources and professional development opportunities. For additional information, please contact to find a specialist in the Northern Region.
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
    ASQ-3 is a low-cost, reliable tool for screening infants and young children for developmental delays during the crucial first 5 years of life.
  • Institute for Early Learning (IFEL)
    The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning offers professional development opportunities to early childhood professionals in Fairfax County. Workshop sessions and webinars support quality early childhood programs. These continuing education opportunities also help meet the professional development requirements early childhood professionals need to maintain their license or permit.
  • Northern Virginia Community College
    The Early Childhood Development Program offers a variety of opportunities for professional development for those working with or preparing to work with young children. The college offers two Associate in Applied Science degrees, an Associate in Science degree and Certificates for infant and school age care and paraprofessional teacher assistant.
  • George Mason University
    Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Early Childhood Education Studies Concentration offers students holding a Northern Virginia Community College associate's degree in applied science in early childhood development the opportunity to obtain a BIS in early childhood education studies and a minor in business.
  • Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
    ECLKC is a website for the early learning community

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