Resources for Childcare
Learn more about local resources for children.
Learn more about local resources for children.
Bright Horizons provides benefits-eligible employees with affordable, temporary care for themselves or for loved ones of any age.
Back-up care can be provided at licensed care facilities or by in-home providers. In-home providers have been screened, trained (including in CPR and first aid), and given a background-check. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This service covers:
Pre-register with Bright Horizons
Call for an appointment: 877.242.2737
These three websites can help you find local daycare options available in our area. Please note that childcare options are limited and frequently have long waiting lists. The University has no ability to affect child placement in these facilities.
Find Charlottesville Daycare through CountyOffice.org website
Child Care Centers in Charlottesville through DayCareCenters.us website
Child Day Care Centers through Virginia Department of Social Services website
Visit the Child Care Aware website to get information about what to look for when choosing child care, types of child care, questions to ask, and how to get financial help.
Phone: 866-543-7852 – Option 2CHILDCARE AWARE OF VIRGINIA WEBSITE
Early Learner Scholarships are for child care and preschool for children from low-income working families. These scholarships give children access to quality, stable early education environments to prepare them for success in school and life.
Contact Barbara Hutchinson:
Ready Kids offers counseling to help kids and families who have experienced trauma begin the healing process. This service can help children work through a traumatic experience, help parents understand children's trauma symptoms, and help parents work toward maintaining children's personal safety.
This Ready Kids program helps parents strengthen and build new effective parenting skills to meet children's needs and relate to children in a positive and nurturing way. Ready Kids also helps parents create a safe home environment for children.
This Ready Kids program helps dads reconnect with their children, learn skills to improve their relationship with family members, and works to create a safe space for open dialogue with other fathers.
The Children's Health Improvement Program's (CHiP) mission is to partner with families to create nurturing home environments and promote the health and well-being of children in our community.
CHiP delivers services through visits with families in their homes. Through home visits, CHiP works with the parent and child in their own environment, eliminating the need to find transportation or child care to participate. CHiP helps families adapt the environment to maximize their child’s healthy development. Home visits allow the entire family to participate, being on the same page on how to take care of its youngest members.
Jefferson Area CHiP partners with a variety of agencies locally and state-wide. A list of these partnerships and brief descriptions is available below:
CHiP of Virginia – CHiP of Virginia is the state-wide organization responsible for filtering state funding to the ten CHIP sites across the state. The organization supports the CHiP sites through training and technical assistance and through the development and evaluation of Quality Standards.
Early Impact Virginia – The Home Visiting Consortium provides training in “best practices” in home visiting and works to bring home visiting resources to Virginia.
Parents as Teachers – PAT is a national, evidence-based parent education program that is an integral part of the CHiP program.
Infant Toddler Connection – Families who have infants with possible developmental delays are referred to the Infant Toddler Connection .
Teen Health Center – UVA’s Teen Health Center works closely with CHiP as a part of our PARENTEEN program.
Ready Kids – Ready Kids is a part of the home visiting collaborative and provides mental health services and coordinates neighborhood-based parenting play groups.
Charlottesville Main Office
The Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) is committed to helping parents support their children by focusing on more than just money. DCSE offers free family engagement services focusing on access and visitation, responsible parenting, employment assistance, and prisoner reentry.
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Hoositting is a network connecting UVA students to families in the Charlottesville area looking for childcare. The University community has experienced sitters excited to engage the greater Charlottesville area, and provide services as needed and on short notice to serve your babysitting needs.