Before starting your search we recommend you read our frequently asked questions to give you a greater understanding about choosing successful child care. Our Consumer Education Specialists are also available to help you.
Use our Online Search Option. Click on the search for child care in your area button and enter your search criteria to access child care options 24/7 via Child Care Aware of Virginia’s Child Care Referral Database.
Child Care Aware of Virginia provides information about child care programs, not recommendations. We do not endorse, regulate, or monitor child care. Parents are encouraged to visit and interview providers before making a final decision about their child care.
Child Care Aware of Virginia is not responsible for the Military Fee Assistance Program (MFAP.) Please contact Child Care Aware of America. If you choose to search for providers using our service–Note: not all providers may meet the requirements required by MFAP guidelines.
Tablet and cell phone users please be aware when the online search option you may encounter an issue when scrolling over the map. The actual list of providers is under the map, so you will need to move above the map in order to move the whole screen to view your results
Would you like personal assistance? Call 866-543-7852 Option 2 to discuss your child care needs, ask questions and receive a personalized list of referrals.
- Need help paying for your child care? Select Parents & Guardians (includes Electronic Child Care Card guidance)
- Does your child need health insurance? FAMIS is Virginia’s program that helps families provide health insurance to their children and pregnant women.
- Looking for community services? 2-1-1 in Virginia, provides free, confidential referrals to a wide variety of health and human services in your community