Child & Youth Programs

The Child and Youth Program aboard MCAS Yuma includes the Child Development Center (CDC) Bldg. 1071 & 1085, Family Child Care (FCC) Bldg. 1071, Resource & Referral/Supplemental Programs Services (R&R) Bldg. 1071 and Youth Center (YC) Bldg. 1050. Programs are offered to children and youth ages six weeks to twelve years of age, for eligible personnel.

Meals and snacks for all child care programs are free and adhere to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements through the State of Arizona. Fees for all Child and Youth Programs are determined by total family income based on a sliding fee scale for full day services and before and after school care.

At time of enrollment and annually thereafter, per Secretary of Defense Policy memo dated 23 April 2020, pay information for each wage earner is required as employment verification to determine continued child care eligibility 

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2020 Annual Unannounced Inspection Results

Military Family Types and DoD Priority - Supplanting Matrix ( is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care.  It enables families to update and manage profiles online to search for and request child care.  MCAS Yuma is one of the first installations, after the pilot program, to go live with  All requesting child care must do so through this site.

Childcare Aware of America

Child Care Resource and Referral agencies are typically part of a statewide network of agencies that help working parents find child care. You can find the agency that serves your area by visiting Child Care Aware of America at or by calling 800-424-2246. Child Care Aware of America manages several programs for the military and you may be eligible for fee assistance.

Food Program

The MCAS Yuma Child and Youth Program, which includes two Child Development Centers, a Youth Center, and a Family Child Care Program, announces the sponsorship of the USDA Child and Adult Food Program. Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no seperate charge without regard to race, color, national orgin, sex, age, or disability. Any person who believes that he/she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity, should write immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building 14th and Independance Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).