Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated:  June 2014

General Information

For Parents

  • Where do I find the child care fees? Fees are documented in the ITFDC Program Basics.
  • What does the one-time enrollment fee pay for?
  • Where do I find the child care provider regulations?
  • How can I be certain my child is safe and well cared for?
  • How are day care providers licensed or approved?
  • What will my child learn in child care?
  • What are the criteria of the home evaluations?
  • Do you have a curriculum that your early child care teachers use with the children?
  • Tax ID – During the tax return season, many parents contact our office for their provider’s tax id.  Please note that for security reason, our office cannot share the information.  Please contact your provider.  Each provider is required by law to give parents the documentation to file for their tax credit.

For Providers

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For Parents
What does the one-time enrollment fee pay for?
  • Compiling all needed forms (including but not limited to immunization/physical form, contract, development  history, USDA Food program enrollment)
  • Providing copies of all documents to parent and provider
  • Our assistance with selecting a provider, along with providing information about each provider and our follow ups to assist throughout the interview process
  • Enrollment of siblings born later
  • Assistance with locating another provider/enrollng with them if a change is needed

Where do I find the child care provider regulations? (To be updated)

How can I be certain my child is safe and well cared for? (To be updated)

How are day care providers licensed or approved? (To be updated)

What will my child learn in child care? (To be Updated)

What are the criteria of the home evaluations? ITFDC uses a comprehensive process to conduct an annual evaluation of our family day homes.  See our ANNUAL HOME EVALUATION.

For Providers

  • How do I open a child day care facility? You can become an Infant Toddler System Licensed Provider.  If you wish to obtain a state license on your own, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services for details.
  • How do I get on the USDA Food and Nutrition program? You must hold a current state license, registration, local approval, military certification or extension letter. Please visit the USDA Child Care Food Program for more details.
  • Where can I do child care? Only in your own residence (you cannot rent another location to do child care).
  • Can I do child care in an apartment? Only with permission from the landlord and/or homeowners assocation.
  • What is the education requirement? High school degree (in the US or outside of US) or GED.
  • What are the qualifications required? Experience (volunteer or paid) working with children other than your own.
  • What training is needed? CPR/First Aid, Professionalism, Child Development, Safety, Interview Skills and Parent Communication.  MAT is recommended.  Applicant needs to be able to speak, read and write English.  If applicant is found to need to improve English skills, we will refer them to a community ESOL resource.

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