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

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Understanding and Applying for a Business, Professional and Occupational License

Understanding
July 1, 2021

Fairfax County requires that all businesses, including owners of home-based businesses like family child care, have a Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) and pay the BPOL tax. The Business, Professional and Occupational License is a business license – not a license for child care. Once you have a county family child care permit or a state license, contact the Fairfax County…

Maximize Your Tax Benefits: How COVID-19 May Affect Your Taxes

Maximize
June 29, 2021

Maximize Your Tax Benefits: How COVID-19 May Affect Your Taxes

We are living and working in challenging times. For child care providers, COVID-19 has complicated business in many areas, not the least of which is expenses and taxes. That’s why the Office for Children held an important webinar earlier this year with Tom Copeland, a recognized national expert in the business of…

Become a Child Care Subsidy Program Provider! 

Become
June 30, 2021

Become a Child Care Subsidy Program Provider!

The Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to eligible families to help pay a portion of the cost of child care. Subsidy program services are child-centered, family focused and support the broader objectives of strengthening families’ goals of self-sufficiency and enrolling children in quality early childhood…

Childhood Vaccinations

Childhood
June 30, 2021
In the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seen a substantial decline in pediatrician visits along with a drop in childhood vaccinations. These vaccines are important, especially for children who attend group childcare because of their close, frequent contact with other children. According to the CDC, “On time vaccination throughout…

Women’s Business Center Partnership with Office for Children

Women’s
June 30, 2021

Women’s Business Center Partnership with Office for Children

The Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia (WBC) is a program housed at the Community Business Partnership, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Springfield, VA. The WBC mission is to help women, people with low-income, people of color, people with disabilities and others to start and grow small…

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP Higher Reimbursements

Family
June 29, 2021

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP Higher Reimbursements

Due to the negative financial impact caused by COVID-19 on many family child care providers, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has issued Waiver 93, which ensures that children continue to receive nutritious, high quality meals in family child care homes. This waiver extends the highest CACFP reimbursement rate to all…

Virginia Unified Early Childhood System

Virginia
June 29, 2021

Virginia Unified Early Childhood System

To ensure that Virginia's most vulnerable children will thrive with equitable opportunities to develop the skills needed to be ready for school, Governor Northam signed legislation in July 2020 to establish the Virginia Unified Early Childhood System. The Virginia Department of Education is working to develop and implement this system over three…

Tips for Successfully Joining and Participating in Office for Children Webinars

Tips
June 29, 2021

Tips for Successfully Joining and Participating in Office for Children Webinars

As with so many other things during the pandemic, professional learning opportunities from the Office for Children shifted to virtual, online formats like webinars. To successfully participate in Office for Children webinars, there are some tips and skills that can help you navigate your learning journey.…

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