Child Development Center

The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is recognized as the nation's leader in setting standards for quality care. The Child Development Center is the first program in the Marine Corps and the third in the Department of Defense to be accredited by NAEYC under the new comprehensive , more stringent criteria. This means you have the opportunity to place your child in the highest quality program available. The safety and well being of your child is our first priority. We realize your part, as your child's primary teacher, and supplement your care when you are at work. Our center has an "open door" policy and we encourage visits and interaction from you here at the center. There are video cameras that continuously record each area. Children can be viewed from these if parents are reluctant to interrupt the child's activity.

Childcare services are provided from 6:00am to 6pm Monday through Friday. The center is closed for the following federal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Any other closings are at the discretion of the Command. Fees are applied in weekly increments from Monday to Friday. Discounts are not given for holiday closures, days missed, illness or leave periods.

The Child Development Center serves food in accordance with the Child and Adult Food Program through the USDA. Breakfast, Lunch and an afternoon Snack is provided at no charge. Infant formula and Gerber baby food is provided. No outside food or drinks are allowed at the Child Development Center. Food allergies and religious food restrictions are accommodated with the proper documentation provided by parents.

Part-Day Preschool

Part-Day Preschool services are offered for children that are three to five years of age that do not meet the deadline for kindergarten enrollment. This program enrolls children that are potty trained and provides enrichment activities based on the Creative Curriculum. The class meets year round, Monday - Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm only.  Lunch is served prior to dismissal.