Child Development Homes

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912-573-3888 / 8500 / 3626 / 8423
Care In A Home Setting

Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child Development Homes (CDH) is a Navy-wide program which offers quality child care in a home environment.

Dedicated, well-trained care givers, guided by stringent program regulations, ensure a healthy and safe environment for children receiving care.

Child Development Homes providers are initially trained in CPR, first aid, child abuse awareness, food preparation, menu planning, and fire and safety. Monthly training sessions offer the provider professional training, support, and an opportunity for networking.

Child Development Home providers are not babysitters. They are childcare professionals who offer an age appropriate curriculum designed to meet the physical, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child.

Childcare homes are arranged to provide a learning environment that is fun and successful for the child. The CDH staff is available to assist providers in preparing their home to offer childcare services.

The CDH program offers unlimited free use of childcare supplies. This lending library consists of items such as cribs, cots, high chairs, safety gates, toys, books, child-sized furniture and, much more.

All training is offered free of charge to providers, except CPR and First Aid, which is offered at a minimum fee. Other benefits of the program include free advertising and referral service, flexible hours, great pay potential, and no transportation is necessary since you work at home.

Providers are enrolled in the USDA Food Program and get reimbursed for meals served to the children. Also, the Direct Subsidy Program offers more income to providers at a lower cost to the parents.

Providers set their own work hours and schedule their own vacation times during the year.

It takes a special person to tackle the difficult, but rewarding job of providing childcare in the home. If you need care or are interested in being a CDH provider, please call. You may also want to visit the Child Development Center page.

If you cannot find the information you need in this section or if you have comments -- good or bad -- about our programs, facilities or service, please call 912-573-2538.

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