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Child Development Homes

The CDH is a setting in which CDH Providers care for children in their own homes, on or off base. This type of arrangement offers a home-like, natural environment and more flexibility in the hours of operation to accommodate your work schedule. Some CDH Providers even provide care for watch standards, weekend duty, overnight care, shift-work hours, etc. One of the best child care benefits available to military families is the successful CDH program. CDH Providers are certified by DoD, applicable state licensing agencies, and are currently accrediting with the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). Training, inspections and criminal background checks are conducted by the Navy. The Navy subsidizes child care fees for eligible parents of children six weeks through five years. For information about becoming a CDH Provider contact the CDH office.

Phone: (401) 841-4562
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CDH Subsidy Program

The ages cover 6 weeks through 5 years and children with special needs, functioning at a developmental level within this range, are also eligible. To participate in CDH subsidy the child must be full time care and the dependent of an active duty sponsor. If the sponsor is married, the spouse must be employed or a full time student. Fees are based on total family income. Ask your CDH Provider how to register for the CDH subsidy.


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