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Child Development Centers

*OPEN FOR MISSION REQUIRED PERSONNEL ONLY*

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It is our belief that a high quality early childhood program enhances the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children while responding to their individual needs. The developmental activities at our Child Development Centers (CDC) are structured to promote a child's positive self-image by enhancing the social, cognitive and communicative skills.

The CDC philosophy is to provide quality child care based on developmentally appropriate practices. Goals include helping children become enthusiastic learners; encouraging children to be active and creative explorers, who are not afraid to try out new ideas and think their own thoughts; helping children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners; and teaching children how to learn for life. Goals are built on skills in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The activities that support the goals are designed to make play fun and educational.

Memorial CDC (Part-time Strong Beginnings, Pre-K and Toddler), S. Riva Ridge (Full Day Care), Po Valley CDC (Full Day Care), and Chapel Drive (Full Day and Hourly Care) are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

  • Full Day care program for ages 6 weeks to 5 years is designed to assist Families needing more than 5 hours of daily childcare.
  • Part-time programs are available for children ages 2 to 5 years. These programs are designed for Families who want their child(ren) to socialize with other children and who do not want/need full day care. Part-time care is available all year round.
  • Part-time Strong Beginnings Pre-K is available for children who will be starting kindergarten the following year. This program is designed for Families who want their child(ren) to socialize with other children and who want them to learn skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten but who do not want/need full day care.
  • Hourly Care is currently closed until further notice. 

All programs are closed on Federal holidays and weekends as well as two training (staff development) and two organizational days a year (advanced notice is given for training and organizational day closures). 

A Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is available to all Families who wish to volunteer their time to work in cooperation with the program to make improvements and develop new initiatives. It meets monthly in each location. Please see your director for more information regarding times and program specific questions. 

Chapel Drive CDC

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Chapel Drive Child Development Center offers Families with children six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare. Hourly care currently closed until further notice.

Memorial CDC

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Memorial Child Development Center is currently closed until further notice. 

Po Valley CDC

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Po Valley Child Development Center offers Families with children ages six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare.

South Riva Ridge CDC

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South Riva Ridge Child Development Center offers Families with children six weeks to five years old quality full-day childcare.