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Installation Overview -- Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico


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Installation Overview -- Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico

Cannon Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force
Cannon has two child development centers. The main center, 202 Olympic Blvd, is located near the exchange and commissary. The Chavez Center is located across from Allsups on Ranchvale Road. The centers care for a total of 130 children six weeks to five years of age. The CDCs are currently working on accreditation by NAEYC (We have been delayed due to change in mission). All activities are geared to the individual needs of each child. Children are served nutritious and appealing meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks. The Center hous are Mon-Fri: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm.

The Air Force Aid Society sponsors "Child Care for PCS" for families in PCS status. This program pays for 20 hours of child care (per child) at both the losing base and the gaining base. The child care must be used within 60 days of departure or arrival and must be provided by a licensed on-base Family Day Care provider. Contact the Relocation Assistance Program for a voucher.

Cannon's Youth Program is open six days each week for youth ages 5 through 18. The facility offers programming for tweens (9-12 year olds), teens (13-18 year olds), youth sports, instructional classes and before and after school care. They offer many activities including a Homework Club and duuring the summer, they also offer a Summer Camp with many activities and field trips to various locations.

The Family Child Care program provides training and oversight to those spouses who qualify to provide child care in their base home. Providers can care for up to six children, including their own. Homes are inspected at least monthly to ensure high quality care is always available.

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