Childcare is crucial for working parents, providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children while they are at work. However, the high cost of childcare too often puts a strain on their finances, leaving them with difficult choices. The good news is that there are resources available in the community to help make childcare more affordable and accessible.

Arlington Public Schools Montessori Program 

Full day preschool program for children aged 3-5, sliding scale tuition.

Child Care Provider Map

Map of child care providers in Arlington, showing those which have open slots.

Child Care Subsidy Program

Provides financial support, in the form of a subsidy, for childcare to lower-income families participating in an approved activity (working or attending school).

Head Start and Early Head Start

Full day, year-round program for children aged 0-5 (parents must meet income requirements).

Virginia Preschool Initiative

Free preschool for 4 year-olds (parents must meet income requirements).