Since our inception in 1991 Fauquier Community Child Care (FCCC) has been an integral part of supporting children in Fauquier County by providing licensed school aged child care to meet the needs of the families in our community. FCCC is conveniently located in your child’s elementary school.
The mission of Fauquier Community Child Care is to elevate the quality of all child care available in Fauquier County. FCCC promotes the growth and development of the whole child in an atmosphere where core values are preserved. FCCC provides continuous, high quality, affordable, accessible and safe child care. FCCC meets the out-of-school needs of the children served by Fauquier County Public Schools within a nurturing environment that encourages children to grow, interact and play.
Fauquier Community Child Care is in its 31st year of caring for children in Fauquier County Public Schools. FCCC is a licensed, non-profit, child care program that offers sliding scale tuition rates based on a family’s income.
Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. (FCCC) opened its first sites in 1991 and remains an integral part of supporting children in Fauquier County by providing licensed child care to meet the needs of the families in our community. In 1990, it was estimated that over 3,000 elementary school students needed quality childcare and county resources only offered 300 slots for licensed care in the county. Concerned leaders and collaborative partners including the Department of Social Services, the Department of Parks and Recreation, CADRE (Community Alliance for Drug Rehabilitation and Education) and the local Cooperative Extension Office designed a child care program meeting the need of quality childcare, therefore establishing Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.
FCCC was officially incorporated on July 5, 1991 and opened its doors in September under the name of Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. The program operated after care only and was open until 6:30 p.m. at C.M. Bradley and Mary Walter Elementary Schools. In 1992, the program expanded to include before school care and an additional site at Grace Miller Elementary School.
In 1993, the program expansion continued and included summer camps at C.M. Bradley and Grace Miller. Holiday Care was added in the fall of 1993 at C.M. Bradley. At the conclusion of a second successful full-day summer camp program in 1994, FCCC expanded to three additional sites for before and after school care: Central, C. Hunter Ritchie and P.B. Smith Elementary Schools. The 1996 school year saw the addition of Snow Care (later re-named Inclement Weather Care) at C.M. Bradley and Grace Miller. An additional site was opened at H.M. Pearson Elementary School in 1997. FCCC expanded its Summer Camp program to three sites in 1998: C.M. Bradley, Grace Miller and P.B. Smith. That fall, an additional Holiday Care site was added at Grace Miller and countywide public school expansion was completed with the opening of sites at M.M. Pierce and W.G. Coleman/Northwestern Elementary Schools. Children attending school at Northwestern (renamed Claude Thompson in 2002) were bussed from and to W.G. Coleman to attend the program. The needs of Fauquier County have continued to grow, resulting in the construction of two additional Elementary Schools: Brumfield (2000), built to replace the antiquated Central, and Greenville (2008). FCCC has continued to evolve with the ever-changing needs of the county and has been permitted to operate with the opening of each new elementary school.
Now, entering its 30th year, FCCC provides School Year child care for Kindergarteners up to age 13, supporting the elementary and middle schools of Fauquier County. This quality child care includes Summer Camp programs for rising Kindergarteners through 4th grade, and a Teen Camp program for 5th graders up through age 14.
FCCC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, was established with a $10,000 grant received in 1990 from the Department of Social Services. Expansion phases have been made possible through grant funds from the Department of Social Services, Fauquier County and the Town of Warrenton. The program is fee-supported. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors setting policies implemented by the Executive Director. Board of Director membership consists of at least one representative from each of the following organizations: Fauquier CADRE, Fauquier County Cooperative Extension, Fauquier County Department of Parks and Recreation, Fauquier County School Administration, Fauquier County Department of Social Services and leaders of the business community from active business and/or professional groups. Other interested citizens who support the purpose and principles of the organization may also be elected to the Board. Board membership is voluntary and non-compensated.
What Parents are Saying
“As a parent it warms my heart to know that the staff is compassionate about our children and make sure they are taken care of when we cannot be there. Every day when I pick my child up both of the staff are interacting with the children and I just LOVE that. I am beyond happy with the program this year and will refer any other parent that is looking for after school care to your program.”
“I just wanted to thank you and your staff. The kids are so happy and I have been so impressed with everyone. It’s nerve wracking sending your kids off in these conditions [during the pandemic] and I have felt so much peace. You all are amazing.”
“I am writing in to thank the staff at FCCC C Hunter Ritchie for a wonderful start to our daughter’s kindergarten year. The staffs exhibit a careful balance of structure, positive reinforcement and a caring attitude towards children that is above and beyond expectations. It is so important to be able to bring your child to a place where they feel secure and welcome. The hugs every morning and afternoon help my child adjust quickly and the structure and careful supervision ensure her safety. Both women actively engage themselves with the children and greet both kids and adults in a warm and respectful manner. They take their jobs seriously and truly care about the kids that are under their guidance.”
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Children Served since 1991
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