Child Care Providers

Child Care Aware of Virginia is an important resource for the professional growth of child care providers across the state. Our network is made up of 5 Child Care Resource Centers that assist providers with their training and business needs. We work to improve the quality of child care services by supporting child care providers and encouraging more people to join the child care workforce. Our agencies support child care providers in many ways.

Database of provider information to assist families in finding child care:

Referrals are given to families in a randomized list based on the criteria they specify (location, business hours, teacher qualifications, rates, openings, ages cared for, etc.). As members of Child Care Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA), agencies do not recommend providers.

One-on-one technical assistance on the following topics:

  • Child care regulations and guidance
  • Subsidy Vendor application process
  • Business and marketing development
  • Curriculum and classroom management
  • Developmental concerns and parent interaction
  • Quality enhancement

In-person training:

FREE classes to eligible providers to meet licensing requirements and required skills training:

  • First-Aid and CPR
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Subsidy Vendor Orientation

Distance learning opportunities:

  • Online Training Academy
  • Endorsement program

Networking opportunities:

  • Community-wide events
  • Child care coalitions and associations
  • Professional development conferences
  • Advocacy for Virginia and U.S. legislation
  • Membership opportunities with local and statewide groups

Additional benefits:

    • Quarterly newsletters on topics such as child development, nutrition, safety, local events, training, and  much more
    • Accreditation
    • Lending libraries with toys and educational equipment available at some Child Care Resource Centers
    • Voluntary Registration and CACFP programs are managed by some Child Care Resource Centers

Locate your local Child Care Resource Center