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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Fairfax County government buildings and facilities are currently closed. We continue to provide assistance from a distance. Click here for contact information for our services or visit the program web pages below.
Fairfax COVID-19 Update
OFC COVID-19 Update
OFC COVID-19 Update

Phase Three Re-Opening: Includes Camp Fairfax!

July 1, 2020

Picture of a young girl painting outside As Fairfax County moves into Phase Three of the Forward Virginia plan and gradually reopens facilities to the public, Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and the Office for Children will be providing a summer program for rising first- through sixth-grade children of working families from Monday, July 13 through Friday, August 14. The program, Camp Fairfax, will be at 18 locations across the county, including seven NCS Community Centers and 11 Fairfax County Public Schools. This full-day program will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, featuring exciting opportunities in outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports & recreation, visual arts, science exploration and creative writing. Current CDC health and safety guidelines will be implemented. Registration begins Monday, July 6; space is limited. Learn more information here.


Featured Services/Programs

OFC News

Thank you Child Care Professionals!

To all child care providers who nurture, teach, and care for children throughout the county, we thank you! We recognize your tireless efforts today and every day for the extraordinary work you do in providing high-quality child care and building a solid foundation for children's ongoing success.

Child Care Professional Week

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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