Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond

Quality Childcare

Looking for Child Care?

Child Care Aware of Virginia will provide FREE customized referrals to programs and provide consumer education to help families understand Virginia’s childcare options and how to choose quality care. 

Child Care VA is a Department of Social Services website to help families navigate their childcare search. 

The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families in paying child care costs for children under age 13 who are not eligible to attend public school during the part of the day when public education is available, or children with special needs under age 18 who reside with the applicant. If you are approved for services, the Subsidy Program can pay a portion of your childcare costs directly to the childcare provider.