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Installation Overview --Luke Air Force Base, Arizona


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Child Care
Installation Overview --Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
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Full-time care and drop-in hourly care are available at the Luke Child Development Center . Reservations are required for hourly drop-in care that is offered on a space available basis. Drop in care is not available for newborn children through 6 months of age. The CDC's activity centers include reading, manipulative play, music, painting, water play, and sand tables. Weather permitting, children may play outside on playground equipment. The Center also provides breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Active duty military (single parent, dual military) and DoD civilians assigned to Luke AFB whose spouses work full-time or go to school full-time have first priority.

To ensure your child's enrollment at the Center, all forms must be completed and your child's immunizations must be up -to-date. Documents necessary to complete your child's registration are: Enrollment/Emergency Form (AF Form 1181) Completed, up-to-date Immunization Record, Signed Contract Package, and Family Care Plan AF 357. Luke CDC does have a waiting list. The CDC uses the waiting list and eligibility criteria to determine placement. Special circumstances would be determined on a case by case basis.

Rates are based on total family income. If the child is not living with the parent which is the sponsor, the total income of the household in which the child is living, exclusive of child support, is used to determine total family income. Drop-in care is $4 per hour, per child, and a minimum of two hours will be charged each visit. After the first two hours, the rates are broken down into half-hour increments.

The Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers home-based child care in licensed homes for children ages two weeks through twelve years. For more information, call the Family Child Care Office at 623-856-7472 or DSN 312-896-7472. The office is located at 1609 Mohave. Currently, Luke AFB has 10 licensed FCC homes.

The Youth Center assists active duty personnel and DoD civilians by offering a School Age Program (SAP) . Located in Building 1143 near Fowler Park, the Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs. For additional information, call 623-856-7470, 623-856-7471, DSN 312-896-7470, or DSN 312-896-7471.

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