Welcome to Arlington Families — linking parents and caregivers to resources for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun this weekend or connect to practical parenting ideas. Find info below by area of interest or by age. Contact us with suggestions or updates.
|Area of interest|
|Activities||Health & Safety||Kids with special needs|
Prenatal & Pregnancy
Infants & Toddlers
Health & Safety
How young is too young to be home alone?
Arlington County Child Supervision Guidelines represent minimal acceptable standards for the supervision of children. Every child is different.
Parent Resource Center
VISIT THE PARENT RESOURCE CENTER / EN ESPAÑOL– Parenting is tough! It’s okay to ask for help. SCAN and the Allies in Prevention Coalition has tips, resources and classes to help improve positive parenting skills: SCANVa.org
Project Family for families with Infants and Toddlers >5
Project Family/Proyecto Familia supports and empowers strong families to enhance the parenting skills of Arlington parents, giving opportunities to connect with neighbors and make new friends, linking parents to community resources and information, and equipping children with preschool and kindergarten school readiness skills.
Parents of older kids…
- Want to learn more about what makes your tween or teen tick? Check out Parenthetical by the University of Wisconsin for parents of children 10-16. It’s a parenting site, blog and social network in one.
- There is site by teens for teens in Arlington? More resources, things to do, blogs, and information. Visit Arlingtonteens.com
- Check out 3 Easy Tips for Improving Student Effort
- 5 Ways to have a positive relationship with your child – LUV Listen! and more parenting tips at APCYF.org
- Learn positive family communication at Strengthening Families/Fortaleciendo la Familia, held in English and Spanish, the course has free dinner and childcare
- Tips and resources for financial assistance at the US Department of Education Student Aid resources website
- Start with a Book has great ideas to keep kids reading and exploring every day
- The ARC of Northern Virginia for youth with special needs