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Installation Overview -- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina


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Installation Overview -- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Seymour Johnson AFB operates a Child Development Center located on 1030 Langley Avenue and has a capacity for 129 children, 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Department of Defense.

The facility is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.to care for infants through 5 years of age, of any active duty military personnel or Department of Defense civilian employee are eligible to receive care.

Programs Offered at Seymour CDC are:

Full Time Hourly Care - Designed to provide up to 50 hours of care per week, Monday-Friday.
Hourly Drop-in Care - Space is limited to daily availability. Call 919-722-1197 for assistance in meeting your hourly care needs.
Those PCSing into the base are allowed seven days of child care while the military member and spouse in-process and look for a place to live. The seven days begin when the military member signs into the base. This child care is offered at a rate of $3 per hour for each child and there is a two-hour minimum requirement. You must call and make reservations.

The School Aged Care Program, housed in the Youth Center provides before and after school care during the school year and full-day camp during the summer months for youths 5 to 12 years of age. The center provides children with activities, games, field trips, and fun. Children are picked up and dropped off at the Youth Center by Meadow Lanes Elementary School and Greenwood Middle School. School-Age staff ensures that all children enrolled in the program get on the bus in the mornings and off the bus in the afternoon. This program expands to "all day" care when school is closed for special occasions or teacher conferences. Cost varies and is based on total family income. For more information contact the School Aged Program Coordinator at 919-722-0369.

The Family Child Care Program, located in the Community Center, can be reached at (919) 722-0329. The program is designed to provide an alternative to child development center care by providing childcare in on-base housing. A list of licensed providers may be obtained at the Child Development Center, Youth Center, Family Child Care Office and the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

Additional programs sponsored by the Family Child Care Program include: Extended Duty Care, Child Care for PCS (20 hours free child care for members PCSing -- must be used within 60 days of arrival or departure) and Child Care for Volunteers.

The Give Parents a Break program offers free child care to families who may be experiencing stress due to a parent's TDY status, recently moving to the area, an illness in the family, having a special needs child or being a single parent. The program is offered once per month and is sponsored in part by the Air Force Aid Society. For more details on program dates or enrollment requirements call us at 919-722-1197.

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