Resource Page for Parents

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.

We would like to share the following resources with parents.  Please visit the following links:

Advantages of Dual Language Learners for Young Childrenby Smart Beginnings

The Good and The Bad of Exersaucersby Child Care Specialist Priscilla Kostick

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) web site offers many helpful tips for parents and providers.

Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church provides evaluations and early intervention services for infants and toddlers (up to age three) who have a developmental delay or a diagnosis that may lead to developmental delays.

Parenting Education in Fairfax County - The Fairfax County Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs are FREE for Fairfax County residents; includes dinner and child care.  These programs are special in that parents and children attend the classes although children are taught in different classrooms than parents.  Classes meet once a week for 12, 13, or 21 weeks depending on the curriculum.

Let’s Move Child Care Fact Sheet - a checklist released by Let’s Move! It is a tool that can be used by providers and parents to encourage healthy eating and physical activity and limit screen time for young children.

Healthy From the Start: How feeding nurtures your young child’s body, heart and mind

Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite

The Magic of Everyday Momemts - a series of booklets from Zero to Three.  Everyday moments are rich opportunities to encourage your child’s development building his/her: Self confidence, Curiosity, Social Skills, Self-Control, Communications Skills.  This series focuses on how, through interactions with your baby during everyday moments, parents can support a baby’s social, emotional and intellectual development.