Virginia Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC on July 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Virginia state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies 6/23/2014
General Procedures and Information for Licensure 7/17/2013
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers 11/1/2012
Information for Religiously Exempted Child Day Centers 3/2011
Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes 7/17/2013

State Licensing Contact

Virginia Department of Social Services
Division of Licensing Programs
801 E. Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-3301

Phone: Division of Licensing Programs: 804-726-7165 or (800) 543-7545 or to find the phone number to your regional office, please visit
Web Page:

State Early Learning Guidelines

Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning (2007)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency