Child Development Centers (CDC)

The Child Development Centers of APG are places of learning and nurturing for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. They provide year-around full-day and hourly programs and before- and after-Kindergarten services to meet the needs of Soldiers and their Families.

Our approach balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We provide opportunities for learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, technology, and personal hygiene and health. Yet, we never lose sight of the importance of children's social/emotional development. The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.

Full Day Care is offered to children 6 weeks to 5 years. Costs are based on total family income (see fees) as directed by the Department of Defense Patron Fee Policy. Each child is assigned to a primary caregiver. Activities are based on observations.

Hourly Care is offered on a limited basis and must be pre-scheduled.

NOTE: To add your children to the CYS waiting list, please visit: www.MilitaryChildCare.com

CYS Parent Handbook

Fee Charts:
Child Development Ctr (CDC) - 2 week vacation
Child Development Ctr (CDC) - 4 week vacation

Aberdeen Area CDC Facilities

Bldg 2485, Carbine Road
Front Desk: +1 (410) 278-5748 or +1 (410) 278-3487
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Hours of operation: Mon thru Fri, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: CDCs are closed for Federal Holidays, two CYS training days, Garrison Organzation Day and all designated garrison post closures.

Bayside CDC (Aberdeen) Facilities

Bldg 2521, Bayside Drive
Front Desk: +1 (410) 278-4683
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Hours of operation: Mon thru Fri, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: CDCs are closed for Federal Holidays, two CYS training days, Garrison Organzation Day and all designated garrison post closures.

Edgewood Area CDC Facilities

Bldg E1901, Scully Road
Front Desk: +1 (410) 436-2077 or +1 (410) 436-2692
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Hours of operation: Mon thru Fri, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: CDCs are closed for Federal Holidays, two CYS training days, Garrison Organzation Day and all designated garrison post closures.

The Family Child Care (FCC) program is an integral part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) child care system available on Army garrisons. FCC provides quality home based care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on post.

 FCC has unique qualities that make it a preferred choice for many families. It offers flexible hours: full day, part day, extended /overnight, weekend and hourly care in a comfortable home setting. FCC also offers a 15% cost savings compared to Child Development Centers and School Age Care fees

FCC Providers are vetted and only the best qualified candidates are recommended for certification. Providers must complete background checks and regular home inspections as a part of certification. They also receive paid ongoing training for professional development.

Army policy requires that anyone providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, must be certified through Child and Youth Services as a FCC provider. 

Providing unauthorized child care in government owned/leased housing puts you at risk of losing your housing privileges.  Unauthorized child care by an uncertified person puts your child at risk.

For more information on how to register your children in the FCC Program visit MCC.COM MilitaryChildCare.com

Why choose FCC?

All the Comforts of Home

Quality, Availability, Affordability and Accountability

• Multi-age care, so siblings can stay together

• 15% lower cost than facility based care

• Options for hourly, evening, weekend & flexible care

• Weekly home monitoring & oversight

• Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum

• Unannounced inspections to ensure a safe, healthy environment for your children

• Providers receive ongoing training and professional development

 

FCC is Your Child’s Home Away from Home.

Become a Family Child Care Provider

Are you interested in running your own childcare business? Are you creative, energetic, and do you love working with children?

 

Own your Own Business & Make a Difference by Providing Quality & Affordable Child Care 

Benefits:

• Expedited background check clearance process

• Paid training

• Opportunities to increase your salary with training & education

• Business that moves when you move

• Stay at home with your children & earn a salary at the same time

 

A career in Family Child Care awaits you!

How can I become a certified FCC provider?

To become a certified FCC provider, you must complete a local background check; agree to have inspections conducted by the Fire, Safety and Preventive Medicine Offices; as well as attend a minimum of 38 hours of training.  The training includes child abuse identification and prevention, first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

 

1.    Complete FCC Application (DA Form 5219).  Submit application to the local FCC office for processing.

2.    Family Interview-conducted in the home of the applicant.  All family members should be present for the interview.

3.    Background checks-Investigations are completed on the applicant, military sponsor, and children or any bono fide resident in the home 12 years of age and older.

4.    Orientation Training- Minimum one week.

5.    Home Inspections- Fire, Safety, Health and Sanitation proponents.

6.    Provisional Certification!  Open for Business!

It’s Ok to Be Neighborly

An explanation of the Family Child Care ten hour rule

 

1. At Child and Youth Services, we provide safe child care for military Families – at Child Development Centers, and in Family Child Care (FCC) settings, where certified providers offer child care in their on-post homes.

 

2. The Army has a responsibility to balance the ability of families to rely on one another to meet their short term child care needs with protecting the safety and well-being of children.

 

3. It is not — and never has been — the intent of CYS to eliminate such “good neighbor” favors.
 

4. There is a difference between caring for children a few hours a week and providing child care services on a regular basis.

 

Know the Rules
A 10-hour child care limit has been established by the Department of the Army to protect children from being in unregulated child care settings on a regular basis.

This means any Family member living in government quarters providing child care for more than 10 child care hours per week on a regular basis must be certified as a Family Child Care provider.

“10 Child Care Hours means 1 child for 10 hours per week, 2 children for 5 hours per week, etc.”

 

“Regular Basis” means routinely, for an extended period of time.

SO …
If you care for your neighbor’s child all day, 5 days per week for 9 hours per day, that is a total of 45 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

OR …
If you care for 6 different children per day, 5 days per week, even if it’s only an hour per day each, that is STILL a total of 30 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

It pays to be a certified FCC provider! Certified FCC providers receive FREE training & support, FREE referrals, FREE materials & equipment AND qualify for child care subsidies!

 

Become a certified FCC provider today!
Contact your local CYS FCC Office.

The Family Child Care (FCC) program is an integral part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) child care system available on Army garrisons. FCC provides quality home based care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on post.

 FCC has unique qualities that make it a preferred choice for many families. It offers flexible hours: full day, part day, extended /overnight, weekend and hourly care in a comfortable home setting. FCC also offers a 15% cost savings compared to Child Development Centers and School Age Care fees

FCC Providers are vetted and only the best qualified candidates are recommended for certification. Providers must complete background checks and regular home inspections as a part of certification. They also receive paid ongoing training for professional development.

Army policy requires that anyone providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, must be certified through Child and Youth Services as a FCC provider. 

Providing unauthorized child care in government owned/leased housing puts you at risk of losing your housing privileges.  Unauthorized child care by an uncertified person puts your child at risk.

For more information on how to register your children in the FCC Program visit MCC.COM MilitaryChildCare.com

Why choose FCC?

All the Comforts of Home

Quality, Availability, Affordability and Accountability

• Multi-age care, so siblings can stay together

• 15% lower cost than facility based care

• Options for hourly, evening, weekend & flexible care

• Weekly home monitoring & oversight

• Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum

• Unannounced inspections to ensure a safe, healthy environment for your children

• Providers receive ongoing training and professional development

 

FCC is Your Child’s Home Away from Home.

Become a Family Child Care Provider

Are you interested in running your own childcare business? Are you creative, energetic, and do you love working with children?

 

Own your Own Business & Make a Difference by Providing Quality & Affordable Child Care 

Benefits:

• Expedited background check clearance process

• Paid training

• Opportunities to increase your salary with training & education

• Business that moves when you move

• Stay at home with your children & earn a salary at the same time

 

A career in Family Child Care awaits you!

How can I become a certified FCC provider?

To become a certified FCC provider, you must complete a local background check; agree to have inspections conducted by the Fire, Safety and Preventive Medicine Offices; as well as attend a minimum of 38 hours of training.  The training includes child abuse identification and prevention, first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

 

1.    Complete FCC Application (DA Form 5219).  Submit application to the local FCC office for processing.

2.    Family Interview-conducted in the home of the applicant.  All family members should be present for the interview.

3.    Background checks-Investigations are completed on the applicant, military sponsor, and children or any bono fide resident in the home 12 years of age and older.

4.    Orientation Training- Minimum one week.

5.    Home Inspections- Fire, Safety, Health and Sanitation proponents.

6.    Provisional Certification!  Open for Business!

It’s Ok to Be Neighborly

An explanation of the Family Child Care ten hour rule

 

1. At Child and Youth Services, we provide safe child care for military Families – at Child Development Centers, and in Family Child Care (FCC) settings, where certified providers offer child care in their on-post homes.

 

2. The Army has a responsibility to balance the ability of families to rely on one another to meet their short term child care needs with protecting the safety and well-being of children.

 

3. It is not — and never has been — the intent of CYS to eliminate such “good neighbor” favors.
 

4. There is a difference between caring for children a few hours a week and providing child care services on a regular basis.

 

Know the Rules
A 10-hour child care limit has been established by the Department of the Army to protect children from being in unregulated child care settings on a regular basis.

This means any Family member living in government quarters providing child care for more than 10 child care hours per week on a regular basis must be certified as a Family Child Care provider.

“10 Child Care Hours means 1 child for 10 hours per week, 2 children for 5 hours per week, etc.”

 

“Regular Basis” means routinely, for an extended period of time.

SO …
If you care for your neighbor’s child all day, 5 days per week for 9 hours per day, that is a total of 45 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

OR …
If you care for 6 different children per day, 5 days per week, even if it’s only an hour per day each, that is STILL a total of 30 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

It pays to be a certified FCC provider! Certified FCC providers receive FREE training & support, FREE referrals, FREE materials & equipment AND qualify for child care subsidies!

 

Become a certified FCC provider today!
Contact your local CYS FCC Office.

The Family Child Care (FCC) program is an integral part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) child care system available on Army garrisons. FCC provides quality home based care for children 4 weeks to 12 years old and is offered in government owned and government leased housing located on post.

 FCC has unique qualities that make it a preferred choice for many families. It offers flexible hours: full day, part day, extended /overnight, weekend and hourly care in a comfortable home setting. FCC also offers a 15% cost savings compared to Child Development Centers and School Age Care fees

FCC Providers are vetted and only the best qualified candidates are recommended for certification. Providers must complete background checks and regular home inspections as a part of certification. They also receive paid ongoing training for professional development.

Army policy requires that anyone providing care on a regular basis for more than 10 hours per week, must be certified through Child and Youth Services as a FCC provider. 

Providing unauthorized child care in government owned/leased housing puts you at risk of losing your housing privileges.  Unauthorized child care by an uncertified person puts your child at risk.

For more information on how to register your children in the FCC Program visit MCC.COM MilitaryChildCare.com

Why choose FCC?

All the Comforts of Home

Quality, Availability, Affordability and Accountability

• Multi-age care, so siblings can stay together

• 15% lower cost than facility based care

• Options for hourly, evening, weekend & flexible care

• Weekly home monitoring & oversight

• Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum

• Unannounced inspections to ensure a safe, healthy environment for your children

• Providers receive ongoing training and professional development

 

FCC is Your Child’s Home Away from Home.

Become a Family Child Care Provider

Are you interested in running your own childcare business? Are you creative, energetic, and do you love working with children?

 

Own your Own Business & Make a Difference by Providing Quality & Affordable Child Care 

Benefits:

• Expedited background check clearance process

• Paid training

• Opportunities to increase your salary with training & education

• Business that moves when you move

• Stay at home with your children & earn a salary at the same time

 

A career in Family Child Care awaits you!

How can I become a certified FCC provider?

To become a certified FCC provider, you must complete a local background check; agree to have inspections conducted by the Fire, Safety and Preventive Medicine Offices; as well as attend a minimum of 38 hours of training.  The training includes child abuse identification and prevention, first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

 

1.    Complete FCC Application (DA Form 5219).  Submit application to the local FCC office for processing.

2.    Family Interview-conducted in the home of the applicant.  All family members should be present for the interview.

3.    Background checks-Investigations are completed on the applicant, military sponsor, and children or any bono fide resident in the home 12 years of age and older.

4.    Orientation Training- Minimum one week.

5.    Home Inspections- Fire, Safety, Health and Sanitation proponents.

6.    Provisional Certification!  Open for Business!

It’s Ok to Be Neighborly

An explanation of the Family Child Care ten hour rule

 

1. At Child and Youth Services, we provide safe child care for military Families – at Child Development Centers, and in Family Child Care (FCC) settings, where certified providers offer child care in their on-post homes.

 

2. The Army has a responsibility to balance the ability of families to rely on one another to meet their short term child care needs with protecting the safety and well-being of children.

 

3. It is not — and never has been — the intent of CYS to eliminate such “good neighbor” favors.
 

4. There is a difference between caring for children a few hours a week and providing child care services on a regular basis.

 

Know the Rules
A 10-hour child care limit has been established by the Department of the Army to protect children from being in unregulated child care settings on a regular basis.

This means any Family member living in government quarters providing child care for more than 10 child care hours per week on a regular basis must be certified as a Family Child Care provider.

“10 Child Care Hours means 1 child for 10 hours per week, 2 children for 5 hours per week, etc.”

 

“Regular Basis” means routinely, for an extended period of time.

SO …
If you care for your neighbor’s child all day, 5 days per week for 9 hours per day, that is a total of 45 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

OR …
If you care for 6 different children per day, 5 days per week, even if it’s only an hour per day each, that is STILL a total of 30 child care hours. You must be a certified FCC provider.

It pays to be a certified FCC provider! Certified FCC providers receive FREE training & support, FREE referrals, FREE materials & equipment AND qualify for child care subsidies!

 

Become a certified FCC provider today!
Contact your local CYS FCC Office.