Child Care

As part of our commitment to help Virginia Tech employees find harmony between work and personal responsibilities, Hokie Wellness is happy to provide child care options available locally. While Hokie Wellness is pleased to provide this information, it is important to note that we are not endorsing any individual form of child care.

We believe that parents are best qualified to choose child care arrangements for their children. As a parent, it is your responsibility to carefully visit, interview, and check the references of each provider or center.  We also recommend that parents make surprise visits to the place of care in order to assess that the services being provided are a good fit for your child.

The links below can help make the process of selecting child care and finding assistance as easy as possible for the Virginia Tech community.

The Department of Social Services (DSS): Maintains a database that allows parents to learn more about child care and search for licensed child care. Parents have the ability to search places of care and review inspection history, including the frequency, nature of and dates of violations.

The DSS also provides options for child care assistance, including the Child Care Subsidy Program.

Virginia Quality: Allows parents to learn about quality ratings and search for child care, including home care, that is Virginia quality rated.

The Student List contains the names of Virginia Tech students, who are interested in part-time work caring for children in their own homes (i.e., baby-sitting). We maintain this list as a convenience to parents, as well as students, but do not endorse any individuals. We do supply information regarding training and/or experience and availability as well as references, but it is the responsibility of the family to research anyone they may wish to employ as a child care provider. Please keep in mind that the first responsibility of these students is to their education; they should not be expected to put outside jobs before studies. 

To receive the Student List contact Hokie Wellness.

Care.com: A national search tool that allows parents to search based on need and matches caregivers to the requested need.