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NAS Jacksonville Child Development Homes
The Child Development Home Program is an extension of the Child Development Center Program, located in Bldg. 2070. Child Development Homes (CDH) are independent business enterprises operated by Navy certified military family members in their own homes.
The CDH program has an open door policy and allows young children to receive the same early start in learning just as the CDC provides, but in a home like environment while providing continued support to parents and military readiness. Providers may live either on or off base and may care for up to six children (including their own) under the age of eight. Some providers operate infant-only homes, allowing a provider to care for only 3 children under the age of 24 months (including their own children). Providers must maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification, maintain current liability insurance and pass monthly inspections by the CDH Director/Monitor. They also prepare meals in accordance with the USDA Food Program guidelines. Providers receive continuous monthly trainings on age appropriate activities for young children and professional ethics. The Commanding Officer has the final authority to certify all CDH homes on and off base.
A subsidy program is available to provide weekly rates that are similar to those of the CDC for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Subsidy rates are available to parents that have been referred to CDH providers from the Central Enrollment Waiting List (CEWL). The CDH program offers full day, hourly, drop-ins, before and after school, special needs, weekends, and night care. All rates are determined by total family income.