• 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!

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