The Childcare Network - operating as Child Care Aware of Northern Virginia is part of a statewide network of Child Care Resource Centers providing services for families and for child care and preschool programs in 26 cities and counties in Northern Virginia.

Services for Families:

  • Individualized child care referrals
  • Choosing Quality Child Care workshop
  • Individual technical assistance and consumer education
  • Free community outreach visits to raise awareness of the importance of quality care

Services for Providers:

Technical Assistance (TA) services. Free consultation, information and resource materials for early care professionals by phone, mail, email or on-site. Topics include:

  • Regulation Assistance: meeting regulatory standards and addressing licensing deficiencies
  • Business Supports: staff recruitment, hiring and retention guidelines and practices
  • PD Advising: assistance in developing a professional development plan
  • Emergency Preparation: creating an emergency response plan, child health & safety
  • Child Development and care information and resources based on best practices
  • School-Age Program Supports
  • Curriculum/Program Development

Other resources:

VDSS Licensing

VDSS Child Care Subsidy Vendor Program

VA Shared Services Network


VA Quality

Infant Toddler Specialist Network

VDSS Provider Scholarship Program

infant toddler main logoChild Care Aware of Northern Virginia partners with Infant Toddler Family Day Care to deliver the Child Care Aware of Virginia's Scope of Services.

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Because many of our services are free, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community for financial support. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity!