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Installation Overview -- NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex, Virginia

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Child Care

The NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex Child Development Center (CDC) has a full-time child care program for children 6 weeks through five years of age, including a Preschool and Pre Kindergarten program. The waiting time for enrollment depends on the age of the child. You can reach the CDC at 757-492-8685. The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

The CDC offers full time weekly care. Drop-in care is provided on a space available basis. A parent wanting drop-in care needs to call early in the morning on the day care is wanted. Fees are between $121 -$262 depending on total family income. A 20% discount is offered for the eldest child when two or more children are enrolled for care. Hourly rate is $3 per hour for each child. Late charges are $15 per 15 minutes or any fraction thereof.

To register, visit the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program's website and fill out a ‘Request for Care. It is recommended you register as soon as you get your orders and prior to your arrival. Otherwise, applications for child care are available at the center or you may contact the Regional Child Placement Program office at 866-628-9232.

Currently the waiting time for infants is 8-11 months and children 2+ years the wait time is 5-7 months. For more information on the waiting list call 757-492-8685 or 866-628-9232.

Child Development Homes in military housing are regulated and monitored by the military. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

On-base Youth Centers provide a variety of before and after school programs as well as summer, spring and winter camps. The cost of care depends on total family income and the care program selected.

The Child Development Group Home is located in Norfolk and provides 24/7 care for watch standers and shift workers. The group home incorporates the features of both a home and child care center. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) provides free child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old when active duty and/or family members have medical appointments at NMCP. You will need the child's current immunization record. For reservation or more information, call 757-953-6873.

Occasional care for special needs children may be offered by some family care providers. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

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