Child Care and School Day/After-school Support Options for Families

Childcare and support options

    Vitual PLUS+ Programs Closed on January 18 and January 20, 2021

    On Monday, January 18th in alignment with ACPS being closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all onsite Virtual PLUS+ Child Care and afterschool programs are closed for the day.
    In addition, on Wednesday, January 20th,  all onsite Virtual PLUS+ Child Care and after school programs are closed for IN PERSON learning at ACPS school sites. As announced by ACPS, January 20th has instead been declared an asynchronous virtual learning day.
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Virtual PLUS+ School Day and After School Free Program for Eligible Families

  • To support our parents/guardians who are essential workers and to provide the option of free school day and after school support for our most vulnerable K-5 students who attend Title I Schools, we have created a invitation program for those qualified students/families. 

    NOTE: Enrollment for the free school day program is now closed.  If you are currently enrolled in the program and have any questions, please visit the FAQ information below.   If you are still in need of child care, view the list of additional child care options for families below as many have current opportunities for enrollment.  


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Additional Child Care Options For Families


    The Alexandria Emergency Child Care Collaborative (ECCC), which was formed to support essential workers who have exhausted all other non-group care options, now supports all families in need of child care and works to match them with open providers.  Please click here to learn more.

    The City of Alexandria also has child care assistance programs that provide funding to enhance the quality, affordability and availability of child care for Alexandria families. You can click here to view child care assistance and referral programs.

    In addition to the list of providers below, you can search for providers throughout the State of Virginia by clicking here.

  • Note: We are providing this list as a resource for families and do not endorse any one sponsor over another. Please note that ACPS does not monitor availability at these sites, and space may be limited.

  • Are you an Alexandria child care and/or school day and afterschool care provider not on our resource list?

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