Child Development Centers

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(904) 542-5529

The Child Development Program provides full-time and drop-in care. The CDC is located in Bldg. 2070 on Mustin Rd. Full-time care comprises the majority of care provided and it includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. The fee structure for full-time care is based on total family income as regulated by Department of Defense instructions. Hourly or drop-in care is limited due to space availability. Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance. Hourly care is available for ages 6 weeks - 5 years based on availability. Priority for full-time care is given to single and dual military families.

This program is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children's guidelines on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs and strives to promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, while responding to the needs of the family. Activities children have the opportunity to participate in include: creative art, music, fine and gross motor skills development, sand and water play, songs and finger plays, story times, readiness skills for math, reading and writing, dramatic play and activities to promote positive social skills and self image. Children have free choice in selecting activities. Children will be involved in “play” and will learn the following: selecting, experimenting, classifying, measuring, discussing, validating, enjoying, participating, testing, questioning, organizing, observing, improving, discovering and construction.

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