Family Resources

Visit our Action and Information Center to find the latest information on state and federal legislation that supports quality child care. Learn how you can take action steps to help us advocate for children at state and federal levels.  You can also sign up to receive Parent Connection, a newsletter for parents that includes timely information on topics related to child development, parenting and pending state and federal legislation affecting children.

VA Infant and Toddler Specialist Network’s Resources for Families provides useful information for families and their early care providers. Tips, articles, links, and checklists on a variety of topics are included to support the healthy growth and development of infant and toddlers.

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) is a federal/state program that provides low-cost health insurance for children in families that earn too much for FAMIS Plus (Medicaid) but do not have private health insurance.

Child Care Aware© is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware of Virginia, Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

Born Learning Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. Visit their web site to find out how children learn, get tips on creating opportunities for learning and learning on the go.

News You Can Use: Parent Newsletter

Promoting Healthy Development: Wondering what to expect for your infant or toddler? Need to know where to go for a free developmental screening?

Website resources:

Race to GED

Safe Kids Virginia

Virginia Head Start

Smart Beginnings

SIDS America

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Virginia Oral Health Coalition

Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline

Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Program for Playground Safety

National Association of Family Child Care

National Family Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC)

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Virginia Department of Social Services: Search for a child care facility inspection record

Virginia Department of Social Services: Resource Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care