Essex County Virginia

Day Care Services

Public funding provides financial assistance to low-income working families with child care needs. Families must meet income requirements, prove there is a need for the Day Care, and provide proof of employment.

To apply for Day Care Services contact the Essex County Department of Social Services at (804) 443-3561 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To locate unregulated, regulated, or a licensed child care provider in your area, please visit the following website:

http://www.dss.state.va.us/facility/search/licensed.cgi  

This website will give you valuable information regarding the location of the provider, telephone number, length and type of licensure, past violations, complaint history, and information on how to reach the licensing specialist assigned to each provider. You may also call the Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing at (804) 662-9743 for provider information.

To file a complaint on a provider, or obtain information regarding the procedure for becoming a licensed day care provider you may call the Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing, at (804) 662-9743.