Office for Children - Child Care Assistance 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

Flor Philips,

Applying for Child Care Assistance

banner child care assistance and referral family members

Applying for Child Care Assistance - Application Process

Child care assistance may be available to families that are income eligible and demonstrate a need for care
(due to employment, enrollment in school or participation in training.) by working or participating in an education/training activity. CCAR provides assistance with the cost of child care of children from birth to age 12 in family child care homes, centers and school-aged child care.

Child Care Assistance application Process

Step 1:  Review Eligibility Requirements
Step 2:  Submit a completed application with supporting documents
Step 3:  Select an eligible Child Care Provider
Step 4:  Approval or Denial Notification
Step 5:  If eligible, Eligibility and Child Care Placement Approval will be received by mail

Eligibility Requirements
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Families with low and moderate income who work or are in training (see chart below) whose children are under age 13 or under age 18 if child has special needs.
  • Families that receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Families that participate in the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW) program.
  • Families that care for Fairfax County children who are in Foster Care.
  • Families that are part of the Child Protective Services system.
  • Families with children with special needs (up to age 18).
  • Homeless families that apply while they are in a shelter.
  • Teen parents working towards the completion of high school or pursuing a GED.
Income Eligibility Chart

Maximum Yearly Income up to

(effective 2/1/2021)

Family Size Fairfax County and Fairfax City Income Falls Church City and
Fort Belvoir Income

















Apply for Assistance

To apply for child care assistance submit a:

____ Complete an application

Directly Online


Download the form *.

Visit one of our regional offices to pick up an application.

____ Proof of Residency: can include current mortgage statement, lease, utility bill or cable bill dated within the last 30 days

____ Proof of employment or enrollment in school: Three Paystubs or school schedule dated within the last 30 days from each parent. An Employment Verification Form (English *, Spanish *) can be used for new employment or for parents who do not receive paystubs.

____ Proof of Child Citizenship: Original birth certificate, passport, VISA for each child requesting care. It will be viewed by CCAR staff on site.

Please note, additional documents may be requested.

The application can be submitted to one of our regional offices. Before submitting application, please call CCAR at 703-449-8484.

Application Forms

Application Forms

To view and print the PDFs, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.)


Child Care Subsidy Service Application and Redetermination Form *

Employment and Training Verification Form

For State Funded (swipe card use), visit the Virginia Department of Social Services for required Forms.

Child Care Center and Family Child Care Providers Forms

W-9 Form *

For State Funded (swipe card use), visit the Virginia Department of Social Services for required Forms.

To sign up for direct deposit with Fairfax County, please contact our office at 703-449-8484 or e-mail us at with the following information:

  • Vendor Name
  • Vendor Contact Name
  • Vendor Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact E-mail Address

Employment/Education and Training Verification Form *

Child Support Verification Form

Family Child Care Providers and Child Care Center Forms

Enrollment and Attendance Verification Sheet and Instructions (English) *

Enrollment and Attendance Verification Sheet and Instructions (Spanish) *


*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 703-449-8484 or TTY 711.

Back to top

Fairfax Virtual Assistant