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:

  • 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 Opens Two Classrooms in Alexandria’s West End

    On October 26, CFNC celebrated the grand opening of two brand new classrooms in Alexandria’s West End.

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  • Relay for Pre-K is on October 5 – Close the Achievement Gap with Every Lap!

    Our 2nd Annual Relay for Pre-K is a 12 lap (3 mile) “relay” around the St. Stephens St. Agnes Upper School track, representing the $12,000 it takes to educate one child for a year. Start your team today and start FUNdraising to give 139 low income children in your community the education they deserve. 

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  • CFNC is Featured in the Zebra!

    The Zebra Press, Alexandria’s source for local news, has featured CFNC’s work in the community in their latest issue. Read more about how our work is giving children the boost they need by clicking the link below. 

    Read more here

  • 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

  • Investing in Early Education Changes Lives

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  • 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!