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

  • CFNC Open House on February 28

    Are you or someone you now looking for preschool for next year? Join us at CFNC’s Open House, now on 2/28. Hear from teachers, tour the classrooms, and learn about our award winning program! Open to all!

    Can’t make it but you or someone you know may want to attend CFNC next year? Call Sulma at 703-836-0214 ext 229

  • Visitenos y conozca nuestras escuelas

    ¡Aprende sobre nuestro increíble programa preescolar gratuito para niños de 3 y 4 años! Registrarse en el sitio para el año escolar 2019-2020. ¡Conozca a los trabajadores sociales y maestros de CFNC, quienes contestarán preguntas sobre nuestro programa!

  • Read our 2018 Annual Report and Strategic Plan!

    Our Annual Report for the 2017-2018 school year is here along with our three year Strategic Plan. Read through to see the impact of your support and how your support will help propel us toward a brighter future. 

    Click here to read our 2018 Annual Report

    Click here to read our Three-Year Strategic Plan

  • CFNC’s 2019 Spring Benefit is on May 3rd!

    Building Minds. Shaping Futures. 

    CFNC’s Spring Benefit, our largest event of the year, will be on May 3, 2019 (location TBD) at 7PM. Join us and your fellow Alexandrians as we eat delicious gourmet food, sip cocktails, and enjoy fabulous entertainment including live music and a luxurious live and silent auction.

    From now until the end of March, when you sponsor at the Host Committee level and above, you’ll be invited to attend our exclusive pre-Spring Benefit VIP event at the beautiful home of Tom and Ann Scully. 

    Get your tickets here

  • Year end fundraising giving to education

    You can be a hero for the holidays!

    Anyone can be a superhero, including you.  

    You may not be able to fly, or teleport, but you have the power to change a child’s life right here in the city of Alexandria. By giving to The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) you’re giving a child an education that could change their life. 

    Donate now, and be a hero for the holidays. 

  • CFNC and Alexandria chosen as grantee of Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

    Congratulations Alexandria for being chosen as one of only six grantees by the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), to receive funding for innovative approaches to expanding access to high-quality preschool for at-risk children in Alexandria. We are excited to work with our community partners – The City of Alexandria Virginia, Alexandria City Public Schools, The Campagna Center, Bruhn Morris Foundation, Creative Play School, ALIVE CDC and ACT for Alexandria – to help more at risk children access early education in our community.

  • CFNC – provider of free bilingual preschool in Alexandria – featured on Telemundo

    CFNC, provider of high-quality, free, bilingual early education and one of The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington best nonprofits, featured on Telemundo

    See the interview here


  • CFNC – one of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Best Nonprofits – Featured on NBC4 Washington

    The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) was recognized by the 2018-2019 Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the best charities in the DC area. CFNC was featured on NBC4 Washington with Erika Gonzales where Executive Director, Lisa Carter, discussed CFNC’s program. 

    Learn more here 

  • We’re Hiring!

    CFNC is hiring for multiple positions including a Family Services Worker and an After-School Teacher!

    Interested in learning more?

    Check out our career page!