Below is a brief summary of our policies. For a complete list of policies and administrative information, please refer to the Main Street Parent Handbook.


  • To qualify for subsidized tuition, parents are required to be in school, working, or a combination of both for a minimum of 30 hours per week and they must reside in Fairfax County. A limited number of spaces may be available for full-fee families.
  • Children must be at least two-years-old and completely toilet trained, meaning that they must be completely out of diapers and pull-ups.
  • All children are enrolled on a four-week trial basis. Before enrolling, children are required to visit their potential classroom and a parent or legal guardian is required to meet for approximately one hour with the director.
  • To be eligible for our school-age Eagles program, children must be enrolled in kindergarten, first or second grade at the local elementary school, Daniels Run Elementary School at 3705 Old Lee Hwy in Fairfax. Our Virginia State License requires a child to be no older than 8 years when they register for our school-age program.

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition may be paid weekly, bi-weekly or monthly and is due in advance (for example, weekly tuition is due every Monday for the upcoming week of childcare).
  • Your tuition reserves your child’s place at MSCDC and is not subject to adjustment due to illness, vacations, holidays, or any emergency school closings. Tuition is based on 52 weeks a year.
  • Parents or legal guardians must give two weeks prior notice of withdrawal of their child for any reason.
  • All families pay a $40.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • A security deposit equal to one week’s tuition is required. The security deposit will either be refunded or credited towards your lasts week’s tuition when the family leaves MSCDC with their account paid in full and having given the required two-week’s withdrawal notification.

Operating Schedule

  • The Center is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Late fees are charged when children are picked up after the Center closes at 6:00 p.m. From 6:05 until 6:15 p.m. – $8.00 per child; From 6:16 until 6:30 p.m. – $15.00 per child; From 6:31 until 6:45 p.m. – $20.00 per child; From 6:46 until 7:00 p.m. – $25.00 per child
  • Chronic late pick-ups will result in withdrawal from the Center. Payment of fees is due when you arrive for your child or no later than the following day after the late pick-up.
  • Main Street Child Development Center is closed on the following holidays: Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving (both Thursday and Friday), Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, the observation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day (July 4th).
  • MSCDC also closes for a weeklong winter and a summer break. The winter break usually will proceed the week before New Year’s Day. The summer break will usually fall in the same week as the 4th of July.
  • Parents are responsible for paying for a full week of tuition during these holiday closings.