Child Development Center

Navigating Navy Childcare Excellence

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a nationally accredited program offering care for children of military personnel and DOD civilians by a professionally certified and trained staff.  This program is recognized as setting the standard for military and civilian childcare across the nation. Children 6 weeks - 5 years old are accepted for regular weekly care, with hourly care provided on a space available/reservation basis.  The Child Development Center is open to all MWR authorized patrons.

The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association of Early Childhood Programs and must be re-accredited every five years. Navy Child Development Center strives to maintain the high quality of Child Care that this program is recognized for and endorsed by the United States Department of Defense.

Quality Assurance Inspections
Major inspections performed 
* Naval Personnel Command Child Development Branch (annually/unannounced)
* Multi-Disciplinary Inspection (annually)
* Fire Drills and Safety inspections (monthly)
* Preventive Medicine inspections (monthly)
* Inspections by CDC team members (daily)
* NAEYC, National Association for the Education Young Children (every 5 years)

Professionally Trained Staff
A Training Curriculum Specialist on the CDC staff ensures Program Assistants and other staff members are up to date on the latest teaching techniques. This is a key element to our ability to provide an age and developmentally appropriate child development program.


Important links for CYP Program: - visit to get on the waiting list for military child care. - valuable to parents who cannot find care within our CYP.