Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lloyd Tucker,
NCS Director

About Us

OFC logo and smiling child

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.”

Child Care Assistance and Referral


Provides financial assistance for child care to Fairfax County families with low to moderate incomes who are working or are in education/training programs.

CCAR provides information about county child care programs and supports families in choosing care. Families can search online for care at .

School Age Child Care


Supports working families by providing quality care for children in kindergarten – sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations. SACC centers are located in most Fairfax County public elementary schools, as well as in the Key and Kilmer Centers, which serve 5-21 year-olds who have multiple disabilities.

Community Education and Provider Services


Issues the Home Child Care Permit for residents who care for up to four children in their homes, and provides professional development and on-site assistance to family child care providers. Administers the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, which ensures that children receive healthy meals and snacks while in child care.

Head Start and Early Head Start


Provides quality early childhood education and comprehensive services to income eligible pregnant women and families with children from birth to 5 years old.

School Readiness


Works in partnership with families, educators and community organizations as well as partners across Virginia to support the school readiness of our county’s youngest children. Various grants and programs are part of the School Readiness division including: Virginia Preschool Initiative, Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network, Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, the Neighborhood School Readiness Project and the Institute for Early Learning, which offers courses and other professional learning opportunities for the Fairfax County early childhood and school age child care community.

Infant & Toddler Connection


Provides evaluations and early intervention services for infants and toddlers (up to age 3) who have a developmental delay or a diagnosis that may lead to developmental delays. ITC focuses on partnering with families to enhance their child’s development in three areas: developing positive social relationships, acquiring new skills and knowledge, and using appropriate behaviors to meet their needs. Services are provided to the child and family in their community.

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