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Kids with Capes


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.


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

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 here: DoD Priority Changes


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.

Apply for Care:

Military families seeking child care within the District of Columbia can make a request online at 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 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 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 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.

Child Development Center I

4456 Tinker St

202 - 767 - 2890

Monday - Friday

6 am - 6 pm

Child Development Center II

4455 Tinker St

202 - 404 - 8071

Monday - Friday

6 am - 6 pm

Child Development Center III

413 Robbins Rd


Monday - Friday

6 am - 6 pm

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