Virginia Shared Services Network
The Virginia Shared Services Network is a program of Child Care Aware of Virginia. Our goal is to assist child care centers and family child care providers to support and strengthen the quality of early learning settings and to improve financial stability. This program is open to all centers and family child care providers committed to affordable, quality early learning settings.
In this economy, we have seen some child care programs go out of business and others forced to make compromises in quality. This program is designed to help child care programs save money, save time, and to invest in the quality of care. Child Care Aware of Virginia chose this innovative approach because it offers a one-stop approach for child care and early learning resources. It offers group discounts for common services and products that individual programs alone could not access. Together, we can achieve economies of scale that will result in programs that are financially stable and that are better able to reinvest resources to improve quality.
About Child Care Aware of Virginia
Child Care Aware® of Virginia is a community-based network of early care and education specialists whose purpose is to deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.
Child Care Aware of Virginia is a nonprofit organization with a 25 year history of ensuring that Virginia’s infants and young children are in settings that are safe and promote their healthy development (which includes settings related to early childhood as well as school-age child care). The organization’s primary focus is on creating excellence in child care and early learning by:
- Expanding Supply: providing training and resources to child care providers to increase the overall quality of care.
- Finding Quality: helping parents access quality affordable care for their children to ensure they are safe and in a setting that promotes their healthy development.
Child Care Aware of Virginia is the single source of child care referrals for the State of Virginia through our toll-free help line (866-543-7852) and Find Child Care web-based on-line tool. Beyond training child care providers and assisting families to find child care, the organization also works with child care providers to ensure children are fed nutritious meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s child care food program.