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Child Development Homes

CDH provides quality child care in a loving, learning environment for children 6 weeks to 12 years old by Independent Navy Child Development Home Providers -- military spouses (active duty or retired) -- trained to offer child care in their own homes. This program is open to MWR authorized patrons.

Child Development Homes have many advantage for parents:

  • Provider trained and monitored by Navy Child Development Program staff
  • Low child to adult ratios
  • Flexible hours
  • 24/7 care for watch stander and shift workers
  • Convenient locations on and off base
  • Nurturing home environment
  • Allows siblings to be together


Child Development Home Providers

  • Provider certified by Navy Child Development Program
  • Background checks on providers and their family members
  • Regular unannounced inspections
  • Fire, safety and health inspections
  • Ongoing training and curriculum development
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Applied standards for certification by the National Association Family Child Care (NAFCC).


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