Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia



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


The Office for Children is dedicated to the care, education and healthy development of children, from birth through elementary school age. OFC collaborates with early childhood professionals, families, schools and community partners to support children in reaching their fullest potential. In partnership with the community, schools and county, OFC coordinates the implementation of the “Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan.”

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Click here for contact information to OFC's programs or visit the program web pages below.
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Featured Services/Programs

Active and Thriving Community Grant

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The Active and Thriving Communities Grant program was approved by the Board of Supervisors to help certain small businesses and nonprofit organizations; including child care programs; and community-based organizations affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Grant award can be used for personnel costs, rent, mortgage, utilities, facilities maintenance and insurance; COVID mitigation such as PPE, cleaning, and other health and safety practices; equipment and supplies and good and services.

Grant Updates 

  • Dedicated grant webpage for Active and Thriving Communities Grant Program that includes eligibility requirements and a frequently asked question section
  • Informational webinar for child care programs interested in applying for the grant presented on August 24, 2021 
    •    Watch the Recording in English  
    •    Program Briefing in English 
    •    Watch the Recording in Spanish 
    •    Program Briefing in Spanish 
  • Applications will be accepted August 31 through September 21, 2021 through an online portal. Applications will be available in English and Spanish. Translation support will be provided. 

Summer 2021 - Update Newsletter

The Summer 2021 UPDATE newsletter -- Business Edition for Fairfax County Family Child Care Providers is available now!

Click here to view the articles.

Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan

The Fairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan lays out a vision and roadmap for ensuring that all young children in Fairfax County have the supports they need to be successful in school and beyond. Download the plan here. PDF icon

(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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