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The Twig - August 2022

Official Newsletter of Infant Toddler Family Day Care

Thank you from Wynne!

Dear Infant Toddler Family Day Care Staff and Providers,


Thank you all for adding to the joy of my retirement with your cards, children's artwork, well wishes, and amazing gifts. I will always remember your kindness and look forward to having an opportunity to see you at future Infant Toddler events.





Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross attended the July 16, 2022 open house retirement party for Wynne Busman and presented a Fairfax County Resolution to Wynne . This Resolution was passed unanimously by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to congratulate Wynne on her retirement and her 43 years of service to the community. It also highlighted Wynne’s long career in Early Childhood. Wynne began her career as a Family Childcare Educator in 1979. From 1989 to 1999, Wynne served as a Child Care Specialist with ITFDC. She was in the position of Associate Director from 1999-2011 and was appointed by the ITFDC Board of Directors to serve as the Executive Director of Infant Toddler Family Day Care from 2011-2022, retiring after 43 years of service. In addition, Wynne is a volunteer in the community in other ways. She currently is the Mason District Appointee to the Fairfax County Child Care Advisory Council, serves on the Northern Virginia Community College Advisory Board, and is a Co-President of the Bethesda Jewish Congregation. Congratulations on your retirement, Wynne and Thank you!


Upcoming Closings

Labor Day

Monday, September 5

Indigenous Peoples' (Columbus) Day

Monday, October10

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2022 Holiday Calendar

Upcoming Training:

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00pm

Social Emotional Learning: Supporting Young Children's Emotional Competence in Family Child Care with Pam Garner

Contact office to register in advance for this webinar (Zoom.)

This session will explore provider-child interactions and relationships. Participants will learn:

1) The importance of provider’s emotions, reacting to young children's emotion, and talking about emotion for children's social-emotional learning, especially as it relates to relationship-building 

2) How to be more purposeful & reflective in their emotional interactions with children

3) How emotion socialization practices can integrate with effective caregiving practices

Join this webinar:

Upcoming Training:


September 2022

Thursday, Sep 8, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00pm

Family Legal Planning- Wills, Trusts etc. with Rebecca Geller

Register in advance for this webinar:


Please join us for a 1-hour family legal planning seminar by special guest Rebecca Geller, Esq. with The Geller Law Group. The Geller Law Group is a woman-owned law firm based in Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC. Rebecca will present on topics such as wills, estates, trusts, and other legal matters related to ensuring your family is well protected

Virginia Quality

ITFDC's Child Care Specialist, Jinky Recerone, attended the School Readiness retreat in the month of July.

This picture is of VQB5 Capital Region Team.

Pictures from Wynne's open house which took place on Saturday, July 16th.

Farewell to our Child Care Specialist Coordinator/ Event Director!

Malia Anderson, ITFDC's Child Care Specialist Coordinator and Events Director is also retiring. Malia has been with Infant Toddler Family Day Care since 1986. Her long career with ITFDC began as a Child Care Provider from 1986 until 1992, an administrative assistant with ITFDC, a one-on-one training instructor, conducting in home training for the providers and later becoming a child care specialist in 1996. We wish you a happy retirement and thank you, Malia!

Throughout the month of August: Support Infant Toddler Family Day Care!

For the month of August 2022, Infant Toddler Family Day Care of Northern Virginia will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Giant Food store located at 6011 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA.

Infant Toddler Family Day Care

11166 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 206

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 352-3449

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