• Giving Tuesday

    A playground is an extension of the classroom, but our 3801 playground is nowhere near where it needs to be for our kids to thrive. Support the education of 16 low income children on #GivingTuesday by donating to CFNC and help us build a brand new playground!

    Click here to support now!

  • 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!

Our History

CFNC was started in 1984 by a group of mothers living in a public housing community after they learned that 17 of their children failed kindergarten. From that modest beginning, CFNC has continuously grown both the reach and depths of its programs in response to community need. CFNC currently serves 138 children and their families in 8 preschool classrooms in Alexandria.

“It’s hard to argue with a preschool program that shows twice the student gains of other programs, especially when that program serves low-income families.”

- Northern Virginia Magazine

Our Staff

Our Financials

  • Year 2017

Year 2017

Source of Funding
Fund Amount
% of Total
Foundations
$364,064
%
State Government
$526,633
%
Individuals and Community Grants
$357,881
%
Local Government
$601,100
%
In-Kind Donations
$62,633
%
Corporate
$119,737
%
Other
$31,455
%
Total
$2,063,503
0%

Our Board

Our Board of Trustees is dedicated to our mission of providing caring, high-quality, free early education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life. They continue to dedicate their time and efforts to ensuring all children in Alexandria have a chance at a brighter future.

Careers at CFNC

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Learn about career opportunities at The Child and Family Network Centers.

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Our Partners