CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
Child Development Centers (CDC)
CDC provides quality child development programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age in center-settings. All CDCs are accredited through National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Full-time and drop-in care are available at all CDCs; some CDCs may offer Pre-Kindergarten-type options also.
Child Development Homes (CDH)
CDH offers quality child care in a loving, learning environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The flexible hours, 24/7 availability of care, low child-to-adult ratios, and covenient locations make this a viable option for families whose "normal" workday is not 9-5. All homes are certified by the Navy Child Development Program.
School Age Care (SAC)
SAC caters to children in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. Programs which may be offered include: before and after school care, holiday camps, summer camp, spring break camp, and drop-in care. SAC programs are accredited through National After School Association (NAA) or Council on Accreditation (COA). SAC and Youth programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H organizations.
Youth and Teen Programs
Youth activities are usually offered free of charge or at a reasonable cost to chldren ages Kindergarten through 17 years of age. Depending on the installation, available programs may include such options as open recreation, computers, dances, field trips, lock-ins, club meetings, competitions, instructional classes (such as ballet or karate), etc. Special programs or specific operational hours for youth 12-17 years of age may be offered in the Youth Center or in a separatee Teen Center.
School Liaison Officer (SLO)
As part of the Child and Youth Educational Services (CYES) program, many installations have a School Liaison Officer (SLO) who can assist with school transition issues, answer questions regarding the local area school systems, provide scholarship information, and smooth out the bumps that accompany PCS moves and new schools.
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
New Parent Support
This program is designed to enhance parenting skills and knowledge, promote positive parent-child interactions and healthy childhood development, increase access to health care, improve prenatal care, and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Programs include education, referrals and home visitation.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program identifies family members with special medical or educational needs. Assignment coordination is the primary function of the program. During the detailing process, every effort is made to ensure that family members are located where their special needs can be met. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offer support and resources.
FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is the DOD-mandated program that addresses the prevention, identification, intervention, follow up and reporting of child abuse and domestic violence. Licensed professionals provide assessment and intervention services. A variety of prevention/education classes are available to active duty members and their families.