Our Mission

To provide caring, high quality, free education and related services to at-risk children and families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare and empower them for success in school and life.


Our Children

Children living in poverty who don’t attend a high- quality preschool are:

  • 25%*

    more likelyto dropout of school.

  • 40%*

    more likelyto become a teen parent.

  • 50%*

    more likelyto be placed in
    special education.

  • 60%*

    more likelyto never attend college.

  • 70%*

    more likely to be arrested
    for a violent crime.

* Source: Center for American Progress

Recent News

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  • Help Collect Supplies for At-Risk Preschoolers!

    The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) invites you to invest in brighter futures for Alexandria children— by collecting school supplies for one of our 8 classrooms.  Each classroom needs school supplies to start the year off right for not only our students, but our teachers as well.

    School Supply List

  • Sponsor-A-Child

    You can make education happen with an automated gift of $19 per month. This is a great and easy way to change a child’s life!

    Sponsor-a-Child today!

  • See the Impact of your 2016-2017 Gift!

    CFNC Impact Report newsletter FY17

  • The Child & Family Network Centers Named the 2017 Honorable Mention Recipient of the Board Leadership Award

    Alexandria, VA — The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2017 honorable mention recipient of the Board Leadership Award. CFNC was selected for this award based on the hard work it has done in the last two years to become a well-run strategic organization and board of directors.




  • Adopt – A – Classroom

    Last year, CFNC in partnership with several companies and community volunteers, provided 150 low-income four-year-olds in Alexandria with backpacks as part of our first annual Backpacks for Brighter Futures program. In 2015, several corporate sponsors made it a year to remember with their special gift of $5,000 making programs like this possible. This year we are looking to expand our reach and partnerships!


Credit Card System Down

We are so sorry, our online credit card system is currently down. Sometimes technology has a mind of its own! We’ve been reassured it will be fixed shortly.

If you’d like to make a credit card donation, please call Maggie Klefstad 703-836-0214 ext 238 and we can take your donation over the phone. Thanks for your patience!