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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Our OFC offices 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

Supporting Return to School (SRS) Program

A new Fairfax County program for school age care in response to this year's virtual return to school

Click here for more information

Supporting School Age Children with Online Learning

This three-part webinar series will provide information on how to support FCPS students in early childhood programs with their online learning. Topics include setting up a virtual learning environment, appropriate grade-level support and how to support the technology students will use. Watch the recordings here.


Featured Services/Programs

OFC News

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Whether you operate a state-licensed or county-permitted child care program, you are required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Disasters don’t wait and neither should you! 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. Click here for more information and resources.

Emergency Preparedness Month 2020

Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Fairfax County for Annual Back to School Tour

On September 16, 2020, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam visited Fairfax County to recognize the important work of early childhood educators as part of her annual Back to School tour. Continue reading.

Virginia First Lady visited Fairfax County

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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