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Installation Overview --Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida


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Installation Overview --Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida

The NAS Panama City provides seasonal activities/camps and events for youths. The MWR Recreation Room allows up to 90 children to enjoy the fun of Summer Camp. Call MWR to sign-up.

Naval Support Activity Panama City currently does not have a Child Development Center (CDC). Service members are referred to our resources list with up to date day care options. Service members are also referred to the CDC at Tyndall AFB. Tyndall AFB is located 30 minutes from NSA Panama City. Navy personnel are eligible to use both the Child Development Center (CDC) and the Family Child Care (FCC) Program at Tyndall. To request a copy of the resources list call 850 234-4134.

The Child and Youth Program (CYP) offers before/after school care and day camps for ages 5-12 (5 year olds must be in Kindergarten). Hours of operation are Monday - Friday: Before Care 6:00 - 8:00 a.m., After Care 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and Camps 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call 850-234-4134 for information.

For more information on the Tyndall CDC call DSN 312-523-4747 or 850-283-4747. For more information about the Tyndall FCC program call DSN 312-523-2266 or 850-283-2266.

The Tyndall Child Development Center strives to provide the highest quality care. It has achieved the National Academy of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation, DoD Certification and the Floridian Golden Seal of Excellence in Child Care Certificate.

New arrivals receive priority for hourly day care their first two weeks on station. Home day care providers are available. You must have your child's current shot records with you.

There is a $2 per child hourly rate which includes appropriate meals and snacks. The monthly rates are established by DoD and are set on a sliding scale. The monthly rate covers up to 50 hours of care, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Each child must be registered on AF Form 1181, Child Care Permanent Record.

Children with physical or mental impairments, requiring special diets, special procedures or other special attention, will be considered on a case-by-case basis with written instructions from the base pediatric clinic regarding the condition, special treatment and child's ability to function in a group setting.

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