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Our Mission

To provide caring, high quality, free education and related services to children and families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare and empower them for success in school and life.

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Our Children

Children living in poverty who don’t attend a high- quality preschool are:


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  • 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 Featured on WJLA

    CFNC has been featured on WJLA!

    Click here to view the full piece

  • An Inside Look

    Join us for our second virtual Inside Look event on Wednesday, February 17! We’ll be talking to our amazing Family Support Team about how the pandemic has effected their work and the innovative strategies they’ve used to ensure our families continue to receive the support they need – now more than ever.

    RSVP here!

  • Our Racial Equity Vision

    We are committed to anti-racism. The harm inflicted by over 400 years of unequal access to opportunities has led to systemic inequities and injustice in our communities. We recognize that access to high-quality, caring, early childhood education is a privilege, but should be a right for all families. Our mission is to resist against this pattern of systemic oppression by working with all community stakeholders to provide equitable, inclusive and holistic support for our families at CFNC.

    We acknowledge that our commitment to anti-racism must be upheld by all members of our CFNC board of directors and staff. We pledge to serve as an ally in our community and to work diligently to maintain an environment that recognizes, understands, respects, appreciates and encourages the unique racial, cultural, socio-economic and religious differences of each member of the CFNC family.

  • CFNC Featured on Voice of America!

    CFNC has been featured in a Voice of America segment about child care centers seeing an increase in need due to COVID-19. Check out our part of this story featuring our teacher Chanelle Robinson, our ED Jacquelyn Horstmann Didio, and one of our parents, Esau Muñoz. It’s filmed at our headquarters on Wheeler and you can start watching at 1:48.

    We have the most amazing teachers and team who are ensuring our families are supported in the ways they ask for and need during the Covid19 pandemic.

    Click here to see CFNC on Voice of America!

  • Parents: CFNC’s New Sick Policy | Que Hago Si Mi Hijo Esta Enfermo?

    Alexandria Public Health has implemented a new sick policy for child care centers and schools. Parents, if you’re child is sick, please follow these four steps!

    1. Stay home
    2. Tell your child’s teacher
    3. Follow all recommendations from doctors, school personnel and Public Health
    4. Provide a doctor’s note

    Click here for more information

  • We are hosting a School Supply Drive!

    We can’t wait to finally hear the pitter patter of students’ feet in the classroom again! But before we reopen, we need to have the supplies we need to support our students’ education. That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in our School Supply Drive, and help our students start the year off with the supplies they need to be successful.

    Check out our wish list here

  • Take a look at CFNC’s Reopen plan

    CFNC is reopening! We’re taking extra precautions to make sure our children, families, and staff are safe and healthy.

    Check out our Reopen Plan

  • We Stand United. Estamos Unidos. ባአንድነት እንቆማለን.

    As a multi-cultural, multi-racial community, we acknowledge there are many different experiences with racism and we must do better for our students and families to make sure we are not perpetuating racism intentionally or unintentionally. We are a preschool filled with families who come from over 24 different countries and speak 14 different languages. 100% of our students are black and brown. These recent events impact all of our families at CFNC and we stand together with them.

    Read our full statement here

  • CFNC Partnership with Sevatec Featured by WJLA

    CFNC and Sevatec’s partnership to provide food for our families attracted the attention of local news outlet, WJLA, which featured an article about our work helping feed families in need!

    Read the article here

  • CFNC Partners with Amazon to Close the Digital Divide

    Through the hard work and dedication of our Advisory Council, CFNC partnered with Amazon to provide every student with a free Kindle, Kids Edition with ClassDojo already downloaded on it. Now, they can continue their education while they’re staying safe at home!

    Read more here

  • CFNC Raises $43,932 on #Spring2ACTion

    On Wednesday, April 15, Alexandria came together to support our city’s incredible nonprofits on ACT for Alexandria’s 24-hour online giving event, Spring2ACTion. In 24-hours, CFNC was able to raise $43,932 to support our COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported!

  • Tasteful Affairs Catering Rolls Out Meal Kit Delivery Service – Donates Part of Proceeds

    Tasteful Affairs Catering, a local gourmet catering company, is rolling out a meal kit delivery service and has pledged 5% of the proceeds to be shared with The Child & Family Network Centers and The Campagna Center

    Enjoy a gourmet meal from the comfort of your own home by ordering a meal kit today AND give back to two wonderful education organizations in your community.

    Click here for more information

  • CFNC Hands Out Over 100 Bags of Food – and more ways to get involved

    Since the announcement that Alexandria City Public Schools is closed for the rest of the year, CFNC reached out to the community to collect food for our students and families. To date, we’ve already handed out over 100 bags of food and we’re just beginning!

    Click here to read more about our drives and initiatives 

  • CFNC Closes Monday and How You Can Help

    It’s been quite a week for our country and community, and I hope to hear you are all safe and healthy.

    ACPS is closed, and so, we will also be closing for the rest of the school year.

    We are grounded in our mission at CFNC: to provide free preschool and related services to our families in their own communities. Every day, our superstar team of teachers, family support workers, and administrative team balance the health and the needs of our community. We recognize that this is an uncertain time, but we want you to know, our team is prepared for whatever comes our way.

    Read more here