Children are our passion at The Planning Council, because we know the future really does lie in their hands. So, how we nurture, educate, and care for the youngest citizens in our community matters.

The Planning Council’s work for children focuses on quality childcare, including recruiting, training, registering, and connecting providers to families in need. From helping childcare providers serve healthy and nutritious meals through the USDA’s Food Program, to assisting providers achieve the next level of quality childcare ratings, to linking military families with special needs children to respite care providers, our staff is dedicated to helping children thrive and succeed.

Helping Childcare Providers Succeed

The Planning Council works closely with childcare providers in much of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. So, depending on where you’re located, The Planning Council can help you reach the next level in the quality of your childcare program. We also provide the link between providers and families seeking affordable, quality childcare.

Are You...

...Wanting to Join the Food Program?
...Wanting to Join the Food Program?
If you are a home or center childcare provider, click here to learn more about participating in the Food Program and how The Planning Council can help you succeed.
…Looking for Provider Resources?
…Looking for Provider Resources?
Here you will find documents and resources that may be used to navigate through CACFP.
…Looking for Nutrition and Wellness Education?
…Looking for Nutrition and Wellness Education?
Click here to increase your awareness and education about healthy food choices and habits.