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 were closed to the public starting Friday, March 27, 2020. We are continuing to provide assistance from a distance.
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OFC News

First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Office for Children Family Child Care Partner

January 3, 2020 | 11:51AM
First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Office for Children Family Child Care Partner On December 10, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam announced that his proposed budget will include $94.8 million in new funding for early childhood care and education. This historic investment will increase early childhood education access for at-risk three- and four-year-olds and ensure educators have the training and support they need, especially in child care settings. Family Child Care Partner Lilian Llanos and First Lady Pamela Northam. The Governor’s announcement took place at the ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale, which participates in the Virginia Preschool Initiative program and is a long-time Office for Children partner. Afterward, OFC Head Start Division Director Jennifer Branch was pleased to accompany First Lady Pamela Northam to the Annandale home of Lilian Llanos, an Early Head Start Family Child Care Partner. For nearly 11 years, Mrs. Llanos has provided high-quality care for infants and toddlers in her home. She implements the Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care and has a Child Development Associate credential. As an EHS partner, she meets federal Head Start performance standards. During her visit with First Lady Northam, Mrs. Llanos demonstrated how she provides enriching learning experiences that support all areas of development for the children in her care. The First Lady of Virginia is a vocal advocate of school readiness. As quoted in Governor Northam’s press release, Mrs. Northam said: “Too often, our most vulnerable children lack access to the high-quality, affordable education they need. These bold changes will grow and train our educator workforce, support families across the Commonwealth, and ensure our youngest Virginians have a strong start in life.” First Lady Pamela Northam proudly displays artwork created by children. Pictured from left are Priscila Bruzonic, Child Care Provider Assistant; Greta Chacon, OFC Education Specialist; Lilian Llanos, Child Care Provider; Pamela Northam; Jennifer Branch, Fairfax County Head Start Division Director; and Maureen Hussey, OFC Family Child Care Specialist.      

2019 SACC Summer Camp Discovery Highlights

Throughout the County, over 4,000 children participated in SACC’s Summer Camp Discovery and will enjoy fond memories of new friendships and a fun-filled summer! SACC’s Camp Discovery, provided opportunities for children to express their creativity through a variety of artistic media, discover the joys of the performing arts, learn new sports and participate in unique center events and field trips. We hope to see you and your child next summer at SACC’s Camp Discovery!

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

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