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Installation Overview --U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland

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Installation Overview --U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland

Child Development Center

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The Child Development Center is located at Bldg. #298, Eucalyptus and Gage Roads. The phone contact is 410-293-9390.

The Child Development Center offers full-time child care for children six weeks to five years of age with the curriculum based on the philosophy that “children learn through play.”

The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spaces are available in the pre-toddler (ages 13-25 months), toddler (ages 26-35 months) and preschool rooms (ages 3 to 5).

Eligibility is open to active duty military, DoD civilian employees, reservists on active duty and DoD contractors assigned to or residing at the U.S. Naval Academy Complex. Priority access will be established if there is a waiting list. Fees for childcare at the center are based on total family income. Current shot records are required at the time of registration. Bring Leave and Earning statements and / or pay stubs to register. For more information on services or fees, call 410-293-9390.

In addition, Child and Youth Programs offers the Child Development Home Program for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old and trains, certifies and monitors DoD-affiliated providers on and off base.

CDH program offers self-employment as a child development provider to dependents of active and retired military, reservists and Department of Defense civilian employees living on and off base. CDH homes provide a warm, family setting in which children can participate developmentally appropriate learning activities and home-life experiences. CDH homes have space available for new children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Some providers also offer evening and weekend drop-in care. If you need child care or would like to become a provider, call the CDH Monitor at 410-293-9395.

School-Age Care Program is ongoing at the Billy the Kid Youth Center, Naval Support Activity Annapolis. The center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SAC program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (excluding federal holidays) and includes supervised activities, homework time and an afternoon snack. Additional care will be provided for early dismissals, parent-teacher conferences, in-service days and snow days. Anne Arundel County School Bus transportation is available before and after school to Annapolis Elementary and Severn River Middle. Van transportation provided by the Youth Center is available for before and after school care ONLY from West Annapolis Elementary School on a limited space basis. Van transportation from the Youth Center to school leaves at approximately 7:45 a.m. Children are picked up by the Youth Center staff from West Annapolis Elementary School at 2:50 p.m. Program fees range from $35 to $156 bi-weekly per child and are based on total family income. There is a 20% discount for each additional child enrolled. For details, call the SAC Coordinator, at 410-293-9396.

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