Welcome to the sunshine state and home of three MacDill AFB Child Development Centers: your child's "home away from home." We offer hourly and weekly care for children as young as 6 wks of age through 5 yrs of age. Full day-care is provided for 128 children at Bldg 381 (CDC 1), 218 children at Bldg 395 (CDC 2) and 216 children at Bldg 384 (CDC 3). Upon enrollment into our facility there is required paperwork to complete, including emergency contact information and a current immunization record. Our programs follow "Creative Curriculum," which is based on the age and stage of development for each child's interests and needs.
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. Our environments promote growth and development in social, emotional, cognitive, language and fine and gross motor skills. We practice family-style dining by providing USDA-approved menus to provide a nutritious meal option for children in our care. All centers are DoD-certified to ensure you are being offered quality, early childhood programming for your children, specializing in learning through play. Additionally, we participate in the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program for eligible children, 4 & 5 years of age. Our programs have multiple inspection agencies that uphold us to the highest level of care and ensure it is maintained. All centers are NAEYC-accredited, offering quality, early childhood programming for your children. We use the "Creative Curriculum," which uses the method of children learning through developmentally appropriate activities that are based on their interests and needs. Enrollment is available on a priority basis. You can go to the website militarychildcare.com to enroll and begin the process of going on our waiting list.
We're Currently Hiring
Child & Youth Program Assistants
CLICK HERE TO APPLYCall NAF HRO at 828-2911 for more details
Child Development Program/SAC Fees
School Year 2016-17
New Rates Effective 31 Oct 2016
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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.