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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland

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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland

Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

The Child Development Program at Patuxent River offers full time child care for infants six weeks through five years. The program has a Central Enrollment Waiting List for center-based care, child development home care, and school age care (before and after school care). The Child Development Program offers a referral service for all eligible patrons. Their referral booklet lists names and numbers of all the local area center-based daycare facilities. All active duty, DoD employees, active/inactive reservists, delayed entry personnel and the retirees associated with NAS, Patuxent River, Webster Field and Solomon's Annex are eligible to use this program.

The Child Development Home program at Patuxent River offers licensed home daycare providers in seven different Navy housing areas. Children in Child Development Home care are able to experience a warm, family environment in a provider's home. The flexibility of rates and hours of operation are tailored to the special needs of military families. Drop-in, nights, and weekend care are available through the Child Development Home program.

The School Age Care Program (SAC), provided for active duty and DoD civilians, is located at the Rassieur Youth Center, hosts a variety of organized, supervised activities. Children can engage in music, drama, arts & crafts, and outdoor sports and recreation activities. The SAC encourages self-reliance, leadership, social and safety skills through both structured and child-directed activities. Programs are available for before & after school care.

The CDC is located at 22017 Bundy Road and can be reached by calling 301-342-7636. The Child Development Annex is located on Liljencrantz Road and can be reached at 301-342-3636.

Mattapany Day Camp operates from June-August. Summer activiites at camp include swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, games, sports and field trips.The Child Development Program maintains a Central Enrollment Waiting List for center-based care, child development home care and school age care (before and after school care).

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