CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
SERVING CHILDREN AGES 6 WEEKS TO 5 YEARS
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.
To apply for care, eligible families must fill out their household profile and submit a request through MilitaryChildCare.com. 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.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
- Multiple DatesSat, Feb 18CDC & School-Age CareFeb 18, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMCDC & School-Age Care, 1683 J St Bldg. 168, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58204, USALet 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!
Let us entertain your kids, while you take a few hours off!
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 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.