Parenting & Childcare

Childcare at Mason


Fairfax Campus

George Mason University Child Development Center (CDC) is a NAEYC accredited early childhood learning environment serving children aged 2 – 5 years.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students receive a complimentary subscription to Bright Horizons Care Advantage’s Sittercity resource – a comprehensive database of in-home childcare caregivers.


SciTech Campus

The Freedom Kid Kare Center provides a limited duration childcare service for members while they are using the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center. We welcome children from 6 months to 11 years of age. Maximum stay is 2 consecutive hours per day. At least one parent or guardian must be present in the Center to use this service.


Camps and Youth Programs hosted by George Mason.

Parenting Support and Education

OrganizationService Type
Formed Families ForwardPeer Support Group for Teens and Young Adults
INOVAChildbirth and parenting classes; new moms support groups
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Support groups for those with a mental illness and their families
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)Empowering individuals with disabilities through education and training.
Postpartum Support VirginiaSupport group for those with postpartum depression and anxiety.
Virginia Circle of ParentsSupport group program through Families Forward
Two Percent ProjectDedicated to ending all negative outcomes of teen pregnancy.
Center for Parent Information & ResourcesInformation and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.
INMED USABuilding pathways for vulnerable children, families and communities to achieve well-being and self-reliance.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)Region-wide organization focused solely on preventing child abuse and neglect across Northern Virginia.
Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)Parenting education and support.
Anne R. Lipnick Special Education Parent Resource CenterServes the diverse families of children with disabilities in the Alexandria City community.
Arlington Child & Family ServicesParent Resources and Education for Arlington families.
Parent Empowerment Services (PES)Free programs to help parents address issues that may be hindering positive family functioning, financial stability, and adaptation to life in the United States.
Fairfax County Parenting Education ProgramsFree parenting education classes, virtual parent cafés, videos and articles.
Loudoun County Youth & Family Support ServicesServices to strengthen parental and family relationships through prevention, education, and supportive case management services.
Northern Virginia Family ServiceEmpower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.
Prince William County Parent Resource CenterSupport for parents of children with special needs