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Installation Overview -- Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas


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Installation Overview -- Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas

Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

The Goodfellow AFB Child Development Center is accredited through the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. There are closed circuit TV cameras in all rooms. The Goodfellow CDC is available for children of military, retired military and DoD civilians. Children ages 6 months through Pre-kindergarten are served at the CDC. When demand exceeds space availably, a waiting list is maintained and referrals are made to licensed family child care homes. The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 am - 6:00 pm.

A reservation system is utilized for hourly care and reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

A current immunization record and birth certificate or proof of legal military or DoD dependency is required to enter the program. Fees are subsidized with appropriated funds. Families are placed in one of 6 fee categories, based on total family income. Families will be asked to provide their most recent Leave and Earnings statement(s) and/or pay stubs. In accordance with federal guidelines, BAH or in-kind equivalent are added together with earnings to determine the fee category. Fees are reviewed annually in the Fall. Fees range from $56 to $115 per week.

The Hourly Rate for child care $3 per hour, per child with a one hour minimum charge.

The Child Development Center offers Give Parents A Break one Saturday per month for eligible families. The Child Development Center is also open one Saturday per month for "Parents' Night Out" with hourly fees.

Family Child Care (FCC) offers a list of family child care providers residing in military family housing, including Lanham Housing on base, as well as at Lake Nasworthy. You may obtain a list of certified providers at the Child Development Center, Family Child Care Office and from the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information about family child care or on becoming a family child care provider, call (325) 654-4779 DSN: 477-4779.

The School Age Program (SAP) program offers children from 5 years (in Kindergarten) to 12 years a wide variety of educational and entertaining experiences with transportation to and from some area schools. Breakfast and snack are provided and the rates are based on family income.

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