The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is recognized as the nation's leader in setting standards for quality care. The Child Development Center is the first program in the Marine Corps and the third in the Department of Defense to be accredited by NAEYC under the new comprehensive, more stringent criteria. This means you have the opportunity to place your child in the highest quality program available. The safety and well-being of your child is our first priority. We realize your part, as your child's primary teacher, and supplement your care when you are at work. Our center has an "open door" policy and we encourage visits and interaction from our parents. There are video cameras that continuously record each area. Children can be viewed from these if parents are reluctant to interrupt the child's activity.
Childcare services are provided from 0630-1730 Monday through Friday. The center is closed for all federal holidays. Any other closings are at the discretion of the Command. Fees are applied in weekly increments from Monday to Friday. Discounts are not given for holiday closures, days missed, illness or leave periods.
Breakfast, Lunch and an afternoon Snack is provided at no charge. Infant formula and baby food is provided. No outside food or drinks are allowed at the Child Development Center. Food allergies and religious food restrictions are accommodated with the proper medical documentation provided by parents at time of enrollment.