Request Child Care Referrals

There are several ways for families to receive FREE child care referrals:

  1. Call 1-866-KIDS-TLC (1-866-543-7852) and choose option 2 to speak with our Referral Specialist.
  2. Conduct your own search 24/7 using Child Care Aware of Virginia’s ONLINE SELF SEARCH.
  3. Complete and submit the form below.

Once completed and submitted, this form will be sent to our Child Care Referral Specialist. Within one business day, you will receive an email and/or text with information about child care programs that meet your needs, along with additional information on choosing a quality child care provider.

PLEASE NOTE…Child Care Aware of Virginia provides referrals to child care providers and information about child care programs. We do not recommend, endorse, regulate, or monitor child care. Parents are encouraged to visit and interview providers before making a final decision about their child care.

To learn more about the types of care and license types in Virginia, please visit types of care in Virginia.

All fields marked with “*” must be completed before this form can be submitted.

Ask about our Enhanced Referral Services! Our Referral Specialist with contact  the providers who meet your preferences to ensure they can accommodate your family’s needs.

Child Care Search Form

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