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

Anne-Marie Twohie,



Our buildings are closed, but we are continuing to provide assistance from a distance. Click here to download a copy of OFC’s contact information for our services in English and Español.

The Office for Children is working in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department and other Health and Human Services agencies to ensure that accurate and helpful information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is provided to both early childhood programs and families. Below you will find resources available to the early childhood community. Please check back often as this information will continue to be updated.

Updated May 19, 2020

News: Governor and Mrs. Northam announce $70 million in new federal funding for Virginia to expand access to child care during COVID-19 pandemic. Read press release here.

CARES Grant made available by the Virginia Department of Social Services that will provide financial assistance for programs that are open or plan on opening. For more information and to apply, click here!

Office for Children Updates

Virginia Department of Social Services Updates

Child Care Subsidy Updates

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) Resources

  • A Guide for Virginia Child Care Providers to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Financial Resources - Presentation for Child Care Programs by VECF

Business Support

Recorded Webinar: How to Survive the Financial Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Learn about financial tools and resources for you and your family child care business. Watch and hear a webinar recording, “How to Survive the Financial Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic” offered by Tom Copeland, a nationally recognized expert in the business of family child care. Tom shares important information about the current options and strategies on how to manage the financial challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include:

  • The stimulus checks – who is eligible.
  • Unemployment – why providers are eligible and how to apply.
  • The two SBA forgivable loan programs: EIDL and PPP.
  • Key recordkeeping tips to help offset the loss of income.
  • Whether you should borrow money from your IRA.

Click on the webinar link and follow the instruction in GoTo Meeting to register. Remember when you register through the link, you are registering your device so you can attend and view the webinar.


Family Services Resources

General Resources

Stay Informed about COVID-19:

  • Call the Fairfax County Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with coronavirus questions; open 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
  • Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19.
  • Email questions or concerns to This email account is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.
  • Visit, Fairfax County's one-stop online resource for information.
Fairfax Virtual Assistant