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Installation Overview --Aviano Air Base, Italy


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Installation Overview --Aviano Air Base, Italy

Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Child care services on Aviano Air Base are available through many programs offered at the Child Development Center (CDC) and the School Age Program (SAP).

Dependent children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age, of active duty personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty or during inactive duty training, DoD contractors and Coast Guard personnel assigned to or living on the installation are eligible to use the CDC and School Age Programs.

Programs available at the Aviano Child Development Center (CDC) include; full time, hourly, part-day enrichment, volunteer, PCSing, Give Parents a Break, Kids Night Out/Parents Night Out, and before/after school for kindergartners. These programs are offered either at Area 1 or the annex facility at the flight line in Area F and are available for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Part day enrichment is offered at the flight line center. Sure Start is available through the DoD Elementary School.

To obtain child care, fax an advance application (DD Form 2606) with a copy of your orders from your current CDC to the Aviano CDC or visit the 31st Force Support Squadron web site to complete the application and check out the child and youth programs. A copy of your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders is required and can be faxed to 314-632 -7279. Remember to include a contact number and address.

When you arrive on base, contact or drop by the CDC or Youth SAP to activate your application.

Aviano AB has established priorities for child care in the CDC and Youth SAP based on the Department of Defense (DoD) mandated requirements. Additionally, for full-time or before and after school child care in child development or school age programs, the highest priority for care includes active duty military and DoD civilian employed parents who are either single parents or whose spouse is employed full time, is a military member on active duty or a full-time student. The scope of child care is limited at Aviano Air Base; therefore, the "highest priority" as defined in previous statement is assigned to children of child development and school age program employees to ensure both programs maintain adequate staffing levels to operate at maximum capacity.

The fee for hourly care is $3 per hour per child. Full day, part day enrichment and before/after school care fees are based on total family income and are computed for each family at the time of registration. Hourly fees are due after service is provided. Payments for other programs are due based the optional payment plan selected when the parent signs his/her contract.

The School Age Program (SAP) is a program offered at the youth center and includes full day camps during non school days and before/after school care on school days and is available for children in the 1st to 6th grade.

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