By Rod Powers
The NAS Kingsville Child Development Center is located in Building 4706 and can be reached at 361-516-6176 or DSN 312-873-6176.
The Child Development Center (CDC) provides outstanding care for children six weeks to five years of age. Our primary goal is to ensure that the children in our care are offered every opportunity to flourish in a safe and caring atmosphere that offers an abundance of learning activities and opportunities. Developmentally appropriate activities and experiences are offered to meet the needs of the each child. All meals and snacks are prepared in accordance with USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines. The CDC has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The center is open Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. offering Full-time, Part-day and Drop-in care to meet the needs of our parents and children.
The Child Development Homes (CDH) program offers care, for up to six children, by a CDH certified military dependent in government quarters. CDH homes provide care for multi-age groups of children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. CDH is offered by a professional provider. Nutritional meals and snacks are served to all children in care. Hours of care vary to suit individuals needs. CDH Providers are permitted and authorized to serve dependents of DOD civilian employees and civilian contractors of this installation. Weekly full day, weekly part day, hourly care, over night care, before and after school care and special needs are offered..
The CDH office is located in Building 4706 and can be reached at 361-516-6570 or DSN 312-876-6570.
NAS Kingsville has a Youth Center that offers Age Care, summer day camp, holiday youth program, special tours and events for youth, ages 5-12. Older teens can be included as teen leaders. Fees are based on total family income and apply to all children who attend on a regular basis. Children age kindergarten through 12 years are picked up at 11 area schools. Once back at the center, snacks are served, and then children my receive help with their homework or get right to playtime. During school holidays day camps are available. All of children's programs are available to active duty, retirees, and with an MWR card to DoD and civilian contractors.