Fairfax County Office for Children works in partnership with families, educators and community organizations as well as other partners across Virginia to support the school readiness of our county's youngest children.
The Commonwealth of Virginia defines school readiness as:
- Ready Children: Ready children are prepared socially, personally, physically and intellectually.
- Ready Families: Ready families take responsibility for children's school readiness through direct, frequent, positive involvement and interest in their children.
- Ready Schools: Ready schools welcome all children with opportunities to enhance and build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities.
- Ready Communities: Ready communities work to support children's school and long-term success by providing families affordable access to information, services, high quality child care and early learning opportunities.
- Getting Ready for Kindergarten
- Quality Early Care and Education
- Quality Options for Income-Eligible Families
- Head Start/Early Head Start
- Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)
- Before and After School Care
- Children with Special Needs
- Helpful Resources for Families
- Supporting School Readiness in my Program
- Building Professional Early Education Skills
- Helpful Resources for Professionals
- Registering Children for School
- School Support for Incoming Kindergarten Children
- Encouraging Smooth Transitions
- Community School Readiness Strategies
- Engaging Houses of Worship to Support School Readiness
- Other Groups Supporting School Readiness
- Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan *
- Helping Your Child Love to Learn (English, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Spanish)
- Stepping Into Kindergarten *
- Tapping Into Technology
- Building STEM Connections in Early Childhood *
* 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.