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.

Important Announcement Regarding School-Age Care

Due to current enrollment, open registration will not be held for the School-Age Center and Kindergarten programs for School Year 2015-2016. If you are interested in care for School Year 2015-2016, please complete a wait list packet. This packet can be picked up at the Youth Center or CDC Building 2030.

If you have any further questions about the waitlist, please contact our Resource and Referral Specialist at 301-342-3960.
 

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.  


HOURLY CARE

Make payments, hourly care reservations and so much more online through CYP Online Services! Hourly care is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. The cost is $4 per hour. New patrons must complete a registration packet before using the online system. Download a registration packet here or pick one up at your local center.  


GIVE PARENTS A BREAK

Military families are subject to unique stressors associated with military life, such as deployments, remote tours of duty, extended working hours, recent transfer to the area, illness in the family, caring for a child with special needs or other circumstances/hardships. The Give Parents a Break (GPAB) program is designed to give family members a short break from parenting in order to help them deal with these types of stressful situations. This program is free for respite care referrals and $4 per hour for all other patrons. 

Eligible patrons include all children 6 weeks to 5 years of age who are not yet in kindergarten. Give Parents a Break is offered every Thursday from 6:15-10:15 p.m. except for the last week of the month where Give Parents a Break is offered on the last Friday of the month from 6:15-10:15 p.m. Reservations can be made by contacting the CDCs at 301-342-7636 or 301-342-3636. 


CYP FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT NAS Patuxent River:

 


Child Development Center Bldg 2030

Child Development Centers (CDC) provide full and part day child care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. All centers are accredited or pursuing accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Child Development Center Bldg 2813

Child Development Centers (CDC) provide full and part day child care for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. All centers are accredited or pursuing accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Child Development Homes

Child Development Homes (CDH) offer quality care in a loving, learning home environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

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Rassieur Youth Center

Youth and Teen Programs offer developmental and recreational programs that provide a safe place to learn and grow while having fun!

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School Liaison Officer

Connecting Navy Families, Commands and K-12 Schools

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