Infant Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) has been a trusted early child care and education resource for families in the Washington Metropolitan area since 1983. Since our inception we have worked to connect families with professional early child care educators who operate high quality family child care homes. Our program provides nurturing care and early childhood education to children in a family setting beginning at 6 weeks of age. We have expanded our services to include Child Care Aware of Northern Virginia, Workforce Development, and sponsorship of the USDA Child Care Food Program.
To support your child’s development we have developed a program based on the knowledge that children benefit from the special experience of forming long term relationships with their early child care teachers in a small, mixed age group setting in a private home setting. The role of supportive, positive relationships cannot be over-emphasized in its importance. We know how critical the early years in your child’s development are, and understand that experiences in the first years of your child’s life have a life time impact on who your child will become.
Children typically spend three to three and half years with their early child care educator in our family child care homes. Many stay with our program for much longer. Our nurturing teachers will support your child’s cognitive development and even more important will help shape your child’s social –emotional development. Your child will have the opportunity to learn life’s important lessons through play. Our innovative programs will provide your child with a strong, developmentally appropriate early education experience that will assure that your child will have the necessary skills to succeed in school and in life. The lessons learned in the first years of your child’s life will last a life time.