Child Development Center Bldg 2813


Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide full- and part-day early care and education (ECE) services for children ages 6 weeks through preschool (or until the child enters kindergarten) in a center-based learning environment.
Both centers are accredited or pursuing accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center also holds Department of Defense certification and participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks.
CDC professionals use The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies to provide developmentally appropriate activities that nurture children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually to reach child development milestones and school readiness skills.


CDC facilities are open to children of active-duty service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and DoD contractors. The sponsor must provide proof of eligibility and employment.


Military families seeking child care within Naval District Washington can make a request online at 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 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 For questions/support, call 855-696-2934.  


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.  


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 CDC. 

For more information contact:
Child Development Center Bldg. 2813 Director
22027 Cuddihy Rd BLDG 2813
Patuxent River, MD 20670
PH: 301-342-1373

In the event you need further assistance please contact the Installation Child & Youth Program Administrator
47402 Buse Road, BLDG 467 Room 1
Patuxent River, MD 20670
PH. 301-342-0945