USCG Navigation Center Alexandria
7323 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 20598
to find the best doctor for your family.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Children in Virginia are required to attend school once they are 5 years old – you must officially inform your local school system about your educational plans for your 5-year-old child. However, children are not required to have graduated from kindergarten to attend first grade. In general, students must be 5 by September 30. The Code of Virginia 22.1-199 states that “The kindergarten program in each school division shall include a program suitable for children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30 of the school year.”
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Alexandria Health Department (703) 746-4357
The Health Department’s mission is to advance “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We provide essential public health services to Alexandrians, and others who work and play here.
Child and Family Services (703) 746-5800
The Center for Children and Families provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development.
Humane Society of Fairfax County (703) 385-7387
Since 1965, we’ve helped rescue and protect animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and cruelty. We foster humane treatment of animals through education, rescue, adoptions, and community support.
Virginia State Police (757) 727-7288