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.

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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

  • Sign up for Relay for Pre-K Today!

    When: Saturday, September 22 (registration begins at 8am)

    Where: St. Stephens and St. Agnes High School Track (1000 St. Stephens Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304)

    Relay for Pre-K supports The Child & Family
    Network Centers’ (CFNC) free preschool program
    for low income children in Alexandria

    Register to walk today at
    relay.cfnc-online.org

  • 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.

     

     

     

  • CFNC Names Lisa Carter as Executive Director

    The Child & Family Network Centers’ Board of Directors announced that Lisa Carter has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carter will officially assume the position on January 3, 2017 with a renewed focus on creating financial stability for the organization and extending its visibility in the Alexandria community and beyond.

    “Lisa was a natural fit for the position of executive director,” said Bill Marino, CFNC Board Chair. “Lisa brings a proven track record of partnership building and leadership, as well as a passion for the work and a dedication to the children we serve.”

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