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The Twig - December 2018

Happy Holidays from the staff of Infant Toddler Family Day Care!  

2018 has been another busy and exciting year for us!  We are very thankful for all the parents, providers and everyone in our Family for their support this past year.  We are looking forward to several exciting events and expansion of our programs in 2019!

Year-End Fundraising

What started with two women 35 years ago has grown into more than 100 Early Child Care Educators (ECCEs)! ITFDC is a network that provides support and other resources to ensure that high-quality, family-based child care is available to young children and their families in Northern Virginia.

As we bid goodbye to 2018, we want to take a moment to thank you again for all your support for quality early childhood education and for being a part of the Infant Toddler Family.  As you consider where to allocate your year-end giving, we hope you keep ITFDC in mind. In this season of giving, please help us expand our services and programs to more children and families with a tax-deductible gift today!

Below is a list of programs and services that your generous donation will make possible:

• In memory of our ITFDC Founder, the Ileene Hoffman Emergency Fund, was established to create a “community of caring” for our ECCEs. Your donations will help when an ECCE is unable to provide child care during an emergency.


• To extend financial help to families unable to pay for child care, the ITFDC Board of Directors established the Child Care Scholarship Fund. 

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"When my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, I looked for help but the Virginia Commonwealth child care program requires that both parents are working, so they referred us to ITFDC.   I like the fact that I was able to visit all the providers near my area and I found one that I believe fit with my family perfectly. ITFDC has been very helpful, kind, and welcoming to their program. I feel secure to leave my child with Aljia or any provider because of the background checks and training program given to them. 

Thank you! The Castrellon-Tapia Family”

• With donations to the General Operating Fund, we can support our ECCEs with monthly home visits, marketing services, and enhance their professional development. Your ongoing support helps ITFDC purchase supplies such as toys, puzzles, games, cribs, and other equipment to create a warm and nurturing home environment that is conducive to young children’s learning.

We need your help to continue making a significant and meaningful difference in the lives of our ECCEs and the children they serve. There are several ways you can help to keep these great programs going:



Paying It Forward


As we have done so in the past several years, our office staff collected toys, books, stuffed animals, gift cards and other items for donation to FACETS, a local nonprofit organization.  It is our way of 'Paying It Forward' to the community.




Winter Break and January Closings 


Please note that our office and family child care homes will be CLOSED from Tuesday, December 25, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for Winter Break. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

2017 Happy Holidays


Please don't forget to download the 2019 Holiday Calendar

Additionally, we will also be CLOSED on Monday, January 21, 2019 for Martin Luther King Day.


Upcoming Professional Training

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7pm - 9pm, Tax Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10am - 1pm, Safe Sleep

Saturday, January 27, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Rediscovering and Exploring Science Through the Arts

Saturday, April 27, 2019,  9:30am - 11am, Child Assessment Workshop, and 11:30am - 1pm, Art Workshop

Professional Trainings are OPEN to ITFDC-license approved providers and offered FREE to all ITFDC-enrolled families.  

Year End Reminders

Tax Id - During the tax return season, many parents contact our office for their provider's tax id.  Please note that for security reason, our office cannot share the information.  Please contact your provider for her tax id. Each provider is required to either obtain a tax id or use her SS# for tax purposes.

Past Invoices - Please note that we do not provide a print-out/summary of invoices for the year.  We recommend that you keep your monthly invoices for your records and you may also reference your bank records for payments made.

Inclement Weather:  The ITFDC office and family child care homes will
  • CLOSE when the Federal Government is CLOSED for the full/entire day to the public due to inclement weather or other emergencies.
  • OPEN on time if the Federal Government has a delayed opening.
  • NOT CLOSE EARLY if the Federal Government is closing early for the day.
All closures will be posted on our web site and on our Facebook page

Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!


ITFDC - Infant Toddler Family Day Care

11166 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 206, Fairfax, VA 22030

703-352-3449, Fax 703-352-7730


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