Day Care Provider Information
There is a new method for locating child care providers in your area. On the state web page you can gain information on which child care providers are in your area by searching under county or zip code.
In Fauquier County there are four major types of child care providers.
1. Voluntary Registered Providers: Voluntary registration is a form of regulation offered to family day homes that are not required to be licensed. These homes have fewer than six children in care, not including provider's own children and any children who reside in the home. Voluntary registration is not available in areas where local ordinances regulate unlicensed providers (Arlington, Fairfax and Alexandria).
To locate this type of provider please follow the link below. Enter your search criteria, click beside Voluntary Registered Providers and it will pull up the providers in that area.
2. Licensed Family Day Homes: Family day homes provide care for six to 12 children (exclusive of the provider's own children and any children who reside in the home). The care may be offered for less than 24 hours in the home of the provider or in the home of any of the children in care. Licensure (or voluntary registration) also is required when care is provided to more than four children under two years of age, including the provider's own children and children who live in the home.
To locate this type of provider please follow the link below. Enter your Search criteria, click beside Family Day Home Providers and it will pull up the providers in that area.
3. Licensed Centers: Child day centers are child day programs offered to (1) two or more children under the age of 13 years in a facility that is not the residence of the provider or of any of the children in care or (2) 13 or more children at any location. During the absence of a parent or guardian, the operator of the child day center has agreed to assume responsibility for the supervision, protection and well-being of children under the age of 13 years for less than a 24-hour period. By law, a child day center may be granted either a six-month conditional license, a six-month provisional license or a two-year license.
To locate this type of provider please follow the link below. Enter your Search criteria, click beside Child Day Centers and it will pull up the providers in that area.
4. Religiously Exempt Child Day Centers: Religious exempt child day centers are child day centers operated by religious institutions that are exempt from licensure if the facility is sponsored by an institution that is exempt from federal taxes for religious purposes or is exempt from paying local real estate taxes on the property owned by the sponsoring religious institution.
To locate this type of provider please follow the link below. Enter your search criteria, click beside Religious Exempt Child Day Center and it will pull up the providers in that area. http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/search/unlicensed.cgi
Becoming a regulated provider:
If you wish to become a Licensed Center, Licensed Family Day Home, or a Religious Exempt Center, call the Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Licensing for more information. The local office of state licensing can be reached at 540-347-6345.
If you wish to register voluntarily, Please call Child Nutrition, Inc. and ask to be sent information regarding becoming a voluntary registered child care provider. Child Nutrition can be reached at 540-347-3767.
Small Business Loans for Day Care Providers: Call Virginia Small Business Financing Authority at (804)371-8254.
Scholarships to Attend Local Colleges for Child Day Care Courses: Refer to this link for more information. http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/scholarship.cgi
At times the local department of social services may have funds available to assist with the registration process and attending child care provider trainings. If you are a Fauquier County resident that is becoming licensed or registered or you already are please call 540-422-8421 to see if there are any funds to assist you with your training or first aid supplies.
Date Last Modified: 08/16/2010