Child Care

The Child Care Subsidy program provides funding to enhance the quality, affordability and supply of child care available to Virginia's families.

​​Child Care programs are child centered family-focused services that support the family goals of economic self-sufficiency and child development by providing substitute parental care, protection, guidance and early childhood education. Parents or caretakers of a child/children under the age of 13 who are working, receiving agency approved education/training or participating in the agency's VIEW (Virginia's Initiative for Employment not Welfare) or SNAPET (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training) programs may qualify for the subsidy program.     

To apply for services, an applicant must fill out a Child Care Subsidy application which serves as the formal request for child care services.  The application can be found online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or you can call the Child Care Department at 757-385-3351 for more information.    

CHILD CARE VENDORS   ​​

To search for a child care vendor or for information on becoming a licensed vendor in Virginia, please visit the s​tate website:  www.dss.virginia.gov or you can call the Child Care Licensing division at 757-491-3990.   



Contact Information

 Become a Provider

​​In order to become a licensed family child care home provider, you are required to meet and adhere to state and local standards for child care which include a home study conducted by the Virginia Department of Social Services, child protective services background check, criminal records check, and tuberculin skin test.

To become a licensed child care provider, contact the Virginia Department of Social Services, Child Care Licensing Division at (757) 491-3990

​​Licensed child care providers that want to participate in the Virginia Beach Child Care Program should call (757) 385-3240 or (757) 385-3525 to negotiate a rate agreement. Interested providers must present a copy of their license.