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Installation Overview --Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia


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Child Care
Installation Overview --Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Child Development Center

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The NS Norfolk Child Development Center (CDC) has a full-time child care program for children 6 weeks through five years of age. The waiting time for enrollment depends on the age of the child. You can reach the CDC at 757-444-3379. 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. 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 757-444-3379 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 Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department provides a variety of programs for 6-17 year olds throughout the year as well as a series of summer camps through the Youth and Teen Programs.

The 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 reservations or more information, call 757-953-6873.

In the Hampton Roads area, the various cities impose a curfew on youth designed to ensure their safety. A child under the age of 18 may not be out between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am unless accompanied by the parent, guardian, or other adult who has the care, custody, or control of the child. The curfew states that youth may not be present on "any street, road, alley, avenue, park, or other public place" or in "any vehicle operating or parked thereon." Parents cannot give their child permission to break curfew.

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