The Redstone Arsenal Child Development Center (CDC) is open to children of active duty military, DOD civilians and contractors, Reservists, and full time National Guard. It is located at Building 3145, Goss Road. The phone number is 256-876-7952.
The Philosophy of the CDC is based on "hands on" active learning. The CDC offers a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children. The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and certified annually by the Department of Defense.
For children ages 6 weeks – Kindergarten, Army Child Development Centers (CDCs) are on-post child care centers that offer full-day, part-day and hourly care.
Hourly care is provided at the Child Development Center from 0730 -1600. It is designed for families who need child care on an occasional basis for any reason. Reservations are required and may be made one month in advance, however usage is limited to 20 hours per week per child.
Monthly tuition fees are based on a sliding scale of six income categories. Income categories are based on Total Family Income and are standardized throughout the Department of Defense.