Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide full-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. Both 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.CDC professionals use The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies 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 military service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees, and DoD contractors. The sponsor must provide proof of eligibility and employment.