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Playing toddlers



Monday - Friday

7am to 5pm



1683 J Street

Bldg. 168




About Us


Our high-quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing care environment, while promoting physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years who have not yet started Kindergarten. We offer full-day care, as well as hourly & sublet care on a space available basis.

Our program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Department of Defense.



Our fees are determined using a sliding scale based on total family income

Request Care

To apply for care, eligible families must fill out their household profile and submit a request through Requests for care may be submitted at any time, even prior to birth or to receiving hard-copy orders for a PCS.

Priority & Waiting List

Filling out a request for care does not guarantee your child a slot. Priority determination will be made for placement unless space is available and no waiting list exists. The list is reviewed daily by management.

Priority 1A – Child Development Program Staff

Priority 1B – Single/Dual Military & Military with a Full-Time Working Spouse

Priority 1C – Military Members with a Part-Time Working Spouse or those with a Spouse Seeking Employment

Priority 1D – Military Members with a Spouse Enrolled Full-Time in a Post-Secondary Institution

Priority 2 – Single/Dual DoD Civilians with a Full-Time Working Spouse

Priority 3 – Space Available

Our waiting list is divided into an active list for families who will accept a space as soon as a space is available, and a wait list for the unborn.

A family may go up or down on the list due to another family of higher priority signing up for, or declining care. It is always recommended that families have backup care.

Families PCSing to GFAFB must update their profile upon arrival with their new address and phone number. If this isn't received, your child will be removed from the waiting list.



  • Give Parents a Break
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 18
    CDC & School-Age Care
    Feb 18, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    CDC & School-Age Care, 1683 J St Bldg. 168, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58204, USA
    Let us entertain your kids, while you take a few hours off! Hourly care is hosted at both the CDC and School-Age Care at a cost of $8/hour. Parents with a referral from the Military & Family Readiness Center may receive FREE care. Sign up at the CDC or School-Age Care by 8 February!

Give Parents
a Break

Let us entertain your kids, while you take a few hours off!

Free Care

The Give Parents a Break program provides hourly childcare for eligible parents who are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life, including deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended working hours.

In order to receive free care, parents must have a referral on file with the Military & Family Readiness Center. Referrals may be obtained from your commander, first sergeant, base chaplain, medical group, family support center, or child & youth programs personnel.

Parent's Day/Night Out

Parent's Day/Night Out runs concurrently with Give Parents a Break. Care is provided at a rate of $8 per hour on a space available basis.

Sign ups for both programs are required at least 2 Wednesdays prior to the event.

Parent Advisory Board

The Child and Youth Program's Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is open to all parents of children using the CDC, SAC, FCC or YC programs. Its purpose is to increase awareness of all CYP activities and provides opportunities for parent involvement in events and program activities.


The PAB meets quarterly in February, March, August and November. The meetings are held at the Child Development Center. For more information and a specific schedule contact the CDC at 701-747-3042.

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