• 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

  • 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!

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

  • Rebecca Fetters

    Family Support Worker

  • Estefani Pierola

    Family Support Worker

  • Mary Taverner

    Family Services Manager

  • Woinhareg Eshetu

    Teacher

Our Financials

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Our Board

Access to quality preschool is a predictor of school success. That’s why when a group of Alexandria children living in public housing failed kindergarten, their moms rallied by helping form The Child & Family Network Centers.Today, CFNC is an Alexandria-based network of 8 free, high-quality bi-lingual preschools that provide low-income children with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. CFNC fills a void ensuring that children of the working poor have ongoing access to preschool so that they start elementary school on par with their classmates.Beyond preschool, CFNC helps the whole family by providing comprehensive educational and supportive services. It works. CFNC students have developmental gains that are three times the national average and start kindergarten ready to learn.

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