Office for Children - School Age Child Care (SACC)

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway,
9th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22035

Anne Goldstein,

Calendar and Events

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2019 - 2020 School Year Calendar

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Calendar is subject to change. For the latest SACC registration information, please call 703-449-8989.

* 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 703-449-8989 or TTY 711.


Flag Football
As the leaves turn color and the fall season arrives, so begins another exciting year for the SACC Flag Football League (SFFL). The SFFL demonstrates outstanding teamwork and sportsmanship which has made the league a tremendous success. Over the last nine years, the SFFL has created partnerships with George Mason University as well as various local high schools including W.T. Woodson, Centreville and Annandale. As the SFFL continues to grow, so will our partnerships with local area high schools and sports teams in our community.

Performance Showcase
As we transition from the exciting touchdowns in SFFL, it's time for SACC centers across the county to begin writing songs, choreographing dance routines, and singing their favorite music for the annual SACC Performance Showcase. This program provides children the opportunity to showcase their interests and talents. The school year curriculum provides the focus for each stage performance under the bright lights. Last year's performances reflected "Kids on Stage: A Global Experience" in which over 30 SACC centers and 600 children participated. This year's performances will showcase our Time Adventures. A part of the showcase is also giving back to our local community. Families contribute items to be donated to local community organizations.

Track & Field
As we move from the remarkable musical performances, we turn our attention to the track. This past spring, 40 SACC centers and 672 children participated in the 6th annual Track and Field Meet at Robert E. Lee High School. The successful partnerships SACC has built with local area high schools has enabled us to host our own event, allowing children from kindergarten through second grade to showcase their speed, agility and determination. This year's Track and Field event will include events such as Shot Put, the 50-yard dash, and the wildly popular 4x1 relay. On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Cardboard Boat Regatta
As the summer heat is near, it's time for SACC centers to begin planning the design of their boats for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. SACC has participated in this community event at Lake Accotink for 16 years. This amazing experience gives children the opportunity to design and build their own cardboard boats using duct tape, liquid nails, and of course, cardboard boxes. Themes for the Cardboard Boat Regatta have ranged from college mascots to automobiles to monuments around the world. Mariners get ready to navigate the waters of Lake Accotink.

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Now Enrolling

SACC is currently enrolling for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

To enroll your child, please call SACC Registration at 703-449-8989, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If space is not currently available at your school, you may choose to have your child's name added to the waitlist. Be sure to ask about our school year, winter, spring and summer camp programs!

Please note, children can be enrolled or placed on a waitlist up to a year in advance of the start of a school year. Pre-enrollment begins in July each year. Children can also be enrolled or placed on a waitlist up to a year in advance of the start of the winter, spring and summer camp programs.

SACC Status During Weather Events  *Updated Dec. 2018

SACC's policy in the event of emergency school closings, delayed openings and early closings is as follows:

Full Day Closings - SACC will be closed whenever schools are closed for the full day due to weather conditions, energy problems, or other emergencies.

Early School Closings and/or Afternoon or Evening Activities Canceled - SACC centers will open at the time of school dismissal for children enrolled in the After School session and remain open until 6:15 p.m. Please note: Due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions; in the interest of safety of the children, families and SACC teachers, SACC administration requests parents make every effort to pick up children as soon as possible. Note: SACC centers and administration are open until all children have been picked up.

Delayed School Openings - On days when school opens two hours late, SACC centers will open at 8:00 a.m. for children enrolled in the Before School session. (*revised policy effective Jan. 7, 2019)

Teacher Workdays - On Teacher Workdays, if school offices are closed due to inclement weather, SACC will be closed. On Teacher Workdays, if FCPS announces a delayed opening or delayed arrival for all scheduled personnel, SACC centers will open at 8:00 a.m. (*revised policy effective Jan. 7, 2019)

SACC Snack Menu

During the SACC school year program, SACC offers a snack in the afternoon. On Teacher Workdays and during SACC's full-day winter, spring and summer programs, both a morning and an afternoon snack are offered. Snacks are provided through FCPS Food and Nutrition Services and meet United States Department of Agriculture guidelines.

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