Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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

Office for Children Update Newsletter

Update News

News for Fairfax County Early Childhood Programs


UPDATE Newsletter - Spring 2021 Issue
New Unified Early Childhood System Supports Quality in Publicly Funded Early Childhood Program

Seal of VirginiaIn the past year, Virginia Governor Northam signed legislation to create the Virginia Unified Early Childhood System, which is designed to support children’s school readiness regardless of economic, cultural, or ethnic background. Research indicates that when young children have access to high-quality early learning opportunities, they do well in school and life. The new system affords children at risk the opportunity to enter kindergarten primed to achieve their maximum potential. 
Over the next three years, the Virginia Department of Education will develop and scale the system to ensure quality in all publicly funded early childhood programs. Continue Reading


UPDATE Newsletter - Spring 2021 Issue
Equity in ActionFairfax County Equitable School Readiness Strategic Plan

On November 2017, Fairfax County adopted the One Fairfax Policy, a framework, or lens, used to consider equity in decision-making and in the development of policies, programs and services. One Fairfax serves as a dynamic force to ensure racial and social equity throughout the County and helps county leaders look intentionally, comprehensively and systematically at barriers that may be creating gaps in opportunity.
Recently, One Fairfax provided the framework for a comprehensive set of recommendations developed by the Chairman’s Task Force on Equity and Opportunity (read them here)
The Chairman’s Task Force was convened to leverage the insights, experiences, professional networks, and industry and institutional understanding that exists within our community to better understand the root causes of inequity and developed recommendations for accelerating the county’s progress towards becoming One Fairfax. Continue Reading  


UPDATE Newsletter - Spring 2021 Issue
Temporary Expanded Childcare EligibilityNew Income Eligibility and Legislative Actions Increase Child Care Access and Affordability

As the County economy recovers, access to affordable, quality child care is key to ensuring that the workforce required to support all industries and sectors is available. In order to provide child care financial assistance to additional working families with children birth to age twelve, a number of updates to the child care subsidy program have been made which will benefit both families and child care programs. Continue Reading
 

All individuals ages 16 and older in Fairfax County are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

I got my vaccineRegistration for vaccine appointments is being coordinated on the state website — please go to https://vaccinefinder.org to schedule your appointment.
Learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine through the Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage 

You may also text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19; text FFXCOVIDESP for updates in Spanish.
 

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