Kids with Capes

Child Development Centers

Current COVID Operations

Effective June 14, 2021, The Child Development Centers have re-opened the doors to welcome back pre-COVID families (families who were enrolled prior to COVID and who were promised they wouldn’t lose their spot) . The CDC's are
re-evaluating everyone’s priority category per the SECDEF’s changes that were released last fall.  The category reevaluations are ongoing and category 1 families will likely see movement in the waitlist by August.

 

Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide full- and part-day early care and education (ECE) services for children ages 6 weeks through preschool (or until the child enters kindergarten) in a center-based learning environment.


All centers are accredited or pursuing accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center also holds Department of Defense certification and participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks.

The Curriculum

CDC professionals use The Early Learning Modules to provide developmentally appropriate activities that nurture children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually to reach child development milestones and school readiness skills

Eligibility

CDC facilities are open to children of active-duty service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and DoD contractors. The sponsor must provide proof of eligibility and employment. Military families seeking child care within Air Force District Washington can make a request online at MilitaryChildCare.com.

The purpose of military child care is to support the mission of the DoD by serving DoD-affiliated families so that they may fulfill their military or DoD-related duties. In February 2020, the Office of the Secretary of Defense issued a memo to update the priority system and clarify when military families will receive priority access to child care, including supplanting lower priority families with children in care. Read those changes hereDoD Priority Changes

Fees

Fees are based on the DoD and Department of the Air Force annual fee policy and on total family income. Parent fees may not be adjusted more than once a year. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is in the high-market adjustment area and fees are based on Total Family Income.  Child care fee charts

 

Apply for Care:

Military families seeking child care within the District of Columbia can make a request online at MilitaryChildCare.com. MilitaryChildCare.com is a DoD, centralized website which allows families to search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, making it easier to find child care. Simply create an account online at MilitaryChildCare.com. Then search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request(s). The program will contact you when space becomes available.

To get started, visit MilitaryChildCare.com. For questions/support, call 855-696-2934.

Hourly Care

Make payments, hourly care reservations and so much more online through CYP Online Services! Hourly care is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. The cost is $5 hour. New patrons must complete a registration packet before using the online system. Download a registration packet here or pick one up at your local center. 

Alternate Care Options:

Child Care Aware of America 

In-Home Child Care Pilot

Kinderspot App

Child Development Center I

4456 Tinker St

202-767-2890

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: ......................6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Child Development Center II

4455 Tinker St

202-404-8071

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: ......................6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Child Development Center III

413 Robbins Rd

Temporarily Closed