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Installation Overview --Naval Base San Diego, California

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Child Care

All active duty military personnel, DOD civilians, contractor employee working in the Navy Region Southwest, reservists on active duty or in training (with orders) are eligible. They will assist families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Priority care may be given to Dual Active Duty families, Single parents, and members on Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment.

A DD Form 2606, Request for Care Record, is required to apply for the Child Development Program Central Enrollment and Waiting List (CEWL) and is used for all the Regional Child Development Centers, Child Development Homes (CDH) and the School Age Care (SAC) Program. Military families relocating to Navy Region Southwest can mail in the DD Form 2606 upon receipt of orders, upon arrival in San Diego, or as soon as you know you are pregnant. Waiting lists vary based upon the age of your child. Please contact the CDC, CDH or SAC for more information. Registration Date is important and you must update your request to be on the wait list every 60 days by phone, email or fax.

Weekly child care fees for the CDH Program are set by DoD and are determined by total family income. There is a subsidy program for Single Sailors, Dual Military couples or Service member whose spouse works full time or is a full-time student and have children up to age 3. Hourly or drop in care is limited.

The Child Development Home (CDH) Program offers care provided by private individuals in their government or civilian housing unit. Providers can be active duty family members or civilian. Care is for children on a regular basis, full-time or part-time, for more than 10 hours per week. Contact CDH for more information on drop-in care.

The School Age Care (SAC) Program offers before/after school care as well as day camps.

Most San Diego area schools offer a Before and After program for children. PrimeTime Extended Day Program provides academic support and enrichment activities before and/or after school for students at the middle and elementary level at 132 school sites. These services are available at no cost to participating families through the After School Education and Safety state grant funds. Please contact the San Diego Unified School District Extended Learning Opportunities Department Instructional Media Center at 858-627-7562. However, if you choose to live outside of the San Diego Unified School District there may be a fee for these services. For more information contact the San Diego County of Education, Project SAFE at 858-292-3500.

The NRSW Child & Youth Programs operates eight housing area recreation centers and offers a wide variety of recreation programs for children ages three to seventeen. For more information call 619-556-6165.

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