Child Care FAQs
What types of child care are available?
How can I get a list of child care providers or centers?Child Care Providers
What Head Start programs are available in Alexandria?Head Start Programs
What help can I receive to pay for child care?Child Care Assistance
How do I know if a child care program is right for my child?Tips on Choosing Child Care & Checklist
What are the standards for family child care homes?
How do I make a complaint about a provider?If you have any questions about a provider please call Early Childhood Division at 703.746.KIDS (5437). Each approved provider is assigned a Child Care Specialist you can contact. Anyone may report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services by calling 703.746.5800 or 1.800.552.7096.
How can I become a child care provider?Child Care Provider Training
Monthly Provider Trainings
When do I need a Special Use Permit or a State License?In the City of Alexandria to care for six or more children you must have a Special Use Permit (call 703.746.4200 for information). Effective July 1, 2016, to care for five or more children you must have an Assistant and a State License (call 703.934.1505 for information).