Child Development Services

Richmond, Virginia


Our Child Development Services (CDS) increase the capacity of early childhood education providers to deliver quality programs by supporting them with a broad range of training and professional development that includes credentialing, mentoring, and nutrition education.

Virginia Quality

Virginia Quality plays a vital role in assisting early care professionals toward providing high quality interactions in an engaging environment for children in care within Central Virginia.

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Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

CDA is a training program designed as a home-based study program for child care center or family day home providers who want to learn about the development of young children and be able to demonstrate the teacher skills associated with providing high quality child care.

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Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware is the nation's most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers.

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Voluntary Registration

Voluntary Registration is a form of regulation offered to family day homes that are not required by law to be licensed. It is available to child care providers who care for four or fewer children in their homes.

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Child Nutrition Program

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) aids regulated home providers and centers with providing nutritious meals served to children by providing nutrition training, early care resources, and reimbursement for nutritious meals.

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Child Development Training

ChildSavers Child Development Training offers book studies, online and face to face trainings.

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Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network

Striving to improve the quality of care and education our youngest children receive in centers and family day homes throughout Virginia.

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