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Installation Overview --Incirlik Air Base, Turkey


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Child Care
Installation Overview --Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

The Incirlik Child Development Center, located in Building 947, provides child care in a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the children. The operational capacity of the center is 143.

The center provides full day care for children six months and up. Hourly care is provided by reservation.

The Child Development Center also offers a two and a half hour Enrichment Program for families in need of full time care but would like their children to experience a preschool group setting. The child must be three years old by the designated cut off date and must be able to use the toilet independently.

The Child Development Center is open Monday - Friday, 6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Weekends, Holidays, Down Days and Goal Days the center is closed.

The Enrollment Categories include: Infants (6 wk - 12 mo), Young Toddlers (12 - 24 mo), Toddlers (2 - 3 yrs), Preschool (3 - 5 yrs) and Enrichment (3 - 5 yrs).

You can pre-register for the CDC by completing A DD Form 2606, DOD Child Development Program Request for Care Record and emailing it to the Incirlik Child Development Center.

The Air Force Aid Society funds the Give Parents a Break Program once a month on Saturday evenings. Enrollment is by referral. The following agencies or individuals are authorized to refer eligible individuals: Squadron Commanders, First Sergeants, Chaplains, Doctors/Other medical professionals, Airman and Family Readiness Center personnel, Family Advocacy personnel or Child Development Center personnel. For more information contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at DSN 314-676-6755.

The Family Child Care Program provides care for children in government housing units by licensed providers. These licensed providers are authorized to offer childcare in their government quarters and operate in compliance with the guidelines outlined in AFI 34-276, Childcare Programs.

Extended Duty Child Care is provided by two Family Care homes to accommodate parents working mission related/extended duty hours.

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