Child Care

Virginia Department of Social Services

Not all child day care programs in Virginia are required to be licensed. A child day care program in Virginia refers to a regularly operating service arrangement for children where, during the absence of a parent or guardian, a person or organization has agreed to assume responsibility for the supervision, protection and well-being of a child under the age of 13 for less than a 24 hour period.

Learn more about child day care from the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Virginia Child Care
Parents, providers and other interested parties may visit to for information concerning licensing, legislation, child care options and guidance, search tools and much more.

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To apply for child care, please visit the CommonHelp website.