Child Care Assistance and Referral

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

Multiple Locations-Main Office: 12011 Government Center Parkway, 8th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035

Yonas Wondwossen,

Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR)

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Welcome to the Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) Program. We provide:

  • Resources and Referrals to families about various center-based and family child care programs located throughout the county.
  • Financial assistance for child care to eligible Fairfax County families.
  • Support to child care programs and providers.

CCAR Staff are here to provide you services online and by phone! For contact information for families and child care programs, download a copy of the Assistance from a Distance Flyer in English and in Spanish.

Temporary Expanded Child Care Eligibility

Available Now!

Applications received through June 30, 2024 are eligible for the following expanded eligibility criteria: 

  • Families currently looking for work 
  • Expanded Income 

Additionally, families co-payment (family’s share of the child care fee) will be waived through December 31, 2022. 

For more information, click here for our Expanded Eligibility Flyer in English and Español. 

Applying for Child Care Assistance

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Apply for Assistance
  • Application Forms

Choosing a Quality Child Care Program

  • What to Look for in a Quality Child Care Program
  • Child Care Options
  • Maintaining Your Child Care Arrangement

Working with Providers and Programs

  • Become an Approved Subsidy Vendor 
  • Payment Information
  • Receive your payments through Direct Deposit 
  • Online Attendance
  • Maximum Reimbursable Rates

Learn More

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Child Care Rates
  • Additional Resources

CCARLearn More about Finding and Paying for Child Care 

Learn how the CCAR program may be able to assist you in finding child care and assistance paying for child care. View the videos below.



Fairfax Virtual Assistant