Resources

American Public Human Services Administration
Official website; Association representing all U.S. human service agencies dealing with issues like food stamps, workers with disabilities, and Medicaid.

Center for Law and Social Policy
Official website for a D.C.-based non-profit public policy and advocacy organization dedicated to helping low-income families with economic security and family stability.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

Child Care Center – Fairfax County, Virginia
Child Care Information for Fairfax County.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
The ECLKC is offered by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start.

KIDS COUNT Data Book
Provides a listing of useful publications on topics such as school readiness, immigrant families in Virginia, and a family budget calculator.

Smart Beginnings
Smart Beginnings brings people together in support of Virginia’s youngest citizens, those under the age of five.

Virginia Child Care Resource and Referral Network (VCCRRN)
Virginia Child Care Resource and Referral Network is a community-based network of early care and education specialists whose purpose is to deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Social Services
Helps families struggling with poverty and abuse and neglect. This site also includes a screening tool to determine eligibility for assistance.

Virginia Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (VECCS) Project
VECCS is a public private partnership made up of over 100 states, local and community representatives with the goal of helping to improve access to and the quality of health, early education, parent education, behavioral health, and family support services for young children and their families.

Virginia Head Start Association, Inc.
The Virginia Head Start Association exists to promote school readiness for pre-schooled aged children (0-5) through parent involvement.

Voices for Virginia’s Children
Our mission is to improve the lives of children in Virginia by advancing effective public policies.

Zero To Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.