Enrolling your child?
Enrollment package and required documents must be completed and turned in prior to the provision of services.
Please see Jane Cook, Resource & Referral Manager, in CDC 3, for all the required forms.
Questions? Call Ms Cook at 828-5750.
Our Child Development Centers are your child's "home away from home", providing hourly and weekly care for children as young as 6 wks of age through 5 yrs of age. Full day-care is provided for 185 children at Bldg 381 (CDC 1), 218 children at Bldg 395 (CDC 2) and children at Bldg 384 (CDC 3). A current immunization record is required for entry into the centers. Our well-rounded developmental programs are held in high regard when planning child care activities.
Our program is Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, so you know you are getting the best care possible for your child. A happy environment is maintained, which promotes social awareness, sharing and friendship among children. All meals and snacks are prepared in accordance with USDA guidelines.Our programs are inspected at least 4 times a year by base agencies and Air Force personnel to ensure health, safety and program guidelines are maintained.
The MacDill Child Development Program operates three CDCs. Enrollment is available on a priority basis. All centers are DoD Certified and NAEYC accredited offering quality early childhood programming for your children, specializing in learning through play. Additionally, all sites are participants in the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program for eligible children, 4 & 5 years of age. USDA Child Care Food Program requirements are ensured.
Give Parents a Break Program:
This program offers child care for families with deployed sponsors or families suffering any type of hardship. Referrals are made by base agencies and First Sergeants. Two sessions are offered, both funded by Air Force Aid:
The "deployment only" session, held one Friday night a month, from 6:30-10:30 pm
A session for all families suffering a hardship, including those with deployments, held one Saturday a month, from 5-9 pm
Parents are able to take the time to handle personal business, grocery shopping, etc. with a peace of mind that their young ones are being well taken care of.