Child & Youth

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) consist of four basic types of care: Child Development Centers (CDCs), Child Development Homes (CDHs), School-age Care (SAC) and Youth and Teen Programs. CYP staff have received extensive training for childcare and are required to maintain continuing education to ensure the most up to date childcare can be provided.  All child care programs are open to Active Duty Service members, DoD civilians and contractors. Fees are based on total family income and vary for full time care.


APPLY FOR CHILD CARE

Military families seeking child care within Naval District Washington can make a request online at MilitaryChildCare.com. MilitaryChildCare.com is a DoD, centralized website which allows families to search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, making it easier to find child care. Simply create an account online at MilitaryChildCare.com. Then search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request(s). The program will contact you when space becomes available.

To get started, visit MilitaryChildCare.com. For questions/support, call 855-696-2934.  


ONLINE PAYMENTS

Make payments, hourly care reservations and so much more online through CYP Online Services!  
 

Child Development Center I
Child Development Centers provide full-time childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The facilities are open to children of active duty service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and Department of Defense contractors.

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Child Development Center II
Child Development Centers provide full-time childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. The facilities are open to children of active duty service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and Department of Defense contractors.

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Child Development Homes
Child Development Homes provide home-based care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Care is offered on a full- and part-time basis for days, nights and weekends. Space-available hourly care may be offered, too.

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School Liaison Officer
School Liaison Officers are the Navys subject matter experts for education issues for military children Kindergarten through high school senior year. Liaison Officers serve as the primary point of contact between parents, educators, school administrators and the installation commander.

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School-Age Care
SAC programs provide quality out of school activities for children who have started kindergarten to 12 years of age. The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and offer 4-H programs. Navy SAC programs are DoD certified and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

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Youth Sponsorship
The mission of the Navys Youth Sponsorship program is to alleviate educational disruptions by empowering all youngsters through a stream of continuous support.

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