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 – 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!

  • CFNC Hosts School Supply Drive

    CFNC is collecting hundreds of school supplies to stock our 8 pre-kindergarten classrooms across the city of Alexandria. These supplies will give 138 disadvantaged children what they need to be successful in school, starting on day one.

    Find out how you can donate here!

  • See the Impact You Made This Year!

    Our 2017-2018 Impact Report is here! Check out our amazing results and the incredible learning opportunities you created for 138 at-risk children in your community. 

    Click here to view our 2017-2018 Impact Report!

  • 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