Child Care Aware of Virginia is Virginia’s most trusted child care resource, dedicated to enhancing and supporting the child care workforce. Our network consists of 5 regional offices to provide child care programs with training and technical assistance services. We support child care providers through a variety of services and opportunities.

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

Let us help you market your program by ensuring that your provider profile is up to date so that we are sharing accurate information with families searching for 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

Live, interactive training:

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

  • First-Aid and CPR
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Subsidy Vendor Orientation
  • Strengthening Business Practices
  • Steps to Success for Subsidy Vendors

Distance learning opportunities:

  • Online Training Academy

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:

  • Newsletters on topics such as child development, nutrition, safety, local events, training, and  much more
  • Child Care Aware of Central Virginia offers CDA (Child Development Associate) credential support
  • Some regional offices manage Voluntary Registration and CACFP for their regions

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