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

703-324-8100
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Anne-Marie Twohie,
Director

September is Emergency Preparedness Month - The Office for Children Supports Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Settings

Office for Children September is Emergency Preparedness Month graphic

Emergency plans help ensure child care programs are prepared to protect the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs.

Review, update and share your emergency plan today.

Whether you operate a state-licensed or county-permitted child care program, you are required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Take time to update your plan, share it with families, and post your plan and emergency phone numbers in a visible location at your program site.

The requirements for state licensed programs can be found at www.dss.virginia.gov in the documents Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes with Interpretation Guidelines* and the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers*.

The requirements for county-permitted programs can be found in the Office for Children’s Emergency Preparedness and Supplies Guide. Additional emergency preparedness resources are also available on the OFC website.

Download the Office for Children September is Emergency Preparedness Month postcard.

Find information to help you make a plan and be informed during an emergency.

Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
Fairfax Alerts sends short messages about local emergencies to your communication devices. Sign up for this free service.

Emergency Phone Numbers
Fairfax County Emergency: 911
You can now text to 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
Fairfax County Non-Emergency: 703-691-2131, TTY 703-204-2264
Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline: 703-817-7771, TTY 711
Poison Control: 800-222-1222
Emergency Management maintains a complete list of emergency phone numbers.

Emergency Information Websites
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ready NOVA Preparedness Planners

* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive the PDF information in an alternate format, contact Virginia Department of Social Services for assistance.

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