CYFS is all about getting kids ready - ready to learn, ready for relationships, and ultimately ready for life!For over 90 years we have helped create a brighter future for the children of central Virginia. We are a local nonprofit organization that addresses critical issues such as: child abuse and neglect, parenting support and education, child care quality, teen and family conflict, and early learning opportunities for children.
In 2013, CYFS reached over 6600 community members with programs that work to ensure that…
Kids are ready to start school
- Child care providers are ready to improve the quality of their care
- Families are ready to create stable and nurturing environments
- Kids are ready to move beyond trauma
We look forward to increasing our impacts and engaging the community in these efforts as we work toward the vision: Every child is Learning Ready, Relationship Ready, and Life Ready with a future rich with possibilities.
Roots To Wings - Next Class Begins February 5, 2014
Roots to Wings (R2W) is a six week long course for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 0-6 years old. The R2W sessions will draw from resources such as the nationally recognized curricula, “Effective Black Parenting,” and “Early Childhood STEP”, as well as other sources. MORE
CYFS Selected for the national Giving Library project!
CYFS is thrilled to have been chosen for the Giving Library video project. Check out our newly-released three-minute CYFS overview video, and watch this page for more information to come about CYFS and Giving Library.
Key facts about CYFS:
We help children develop the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to become productive adults.
Our programs are designed to prevent problems before they interfere with a child’s successful development.
We meet children and their families where they are — physically, socially and emotionally.
Most of our services are offered in the home or neighborhood, so children and families can access our services as easily as possible.
We avoid predetermined plans, preferring to help families meet their own goals.