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Installation Overview --NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania


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Child Care at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Installation Overview --NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

The Child Development Center

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The NAS JRB Willow Grove Child Development Program offers full-time care. Children are grouped according to age: infants, toddlers, twos, threes, fours and fives. The daily schedule is divided into active and quiet playtime and is designed to support the child's most important years of growth and learning.

The CDC is located in Building 3, and can be reached at 215-443-6033. Before arrival in Willow Grove, you may call for information regarding the placement of your child on the waiting list for childcare. The center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. €“ 5:30 p.m.

Children of Active Duty, Department of Defense Civilians and NAS JRB Willow Grove Base Contractors are eligible to use the CDC. Eligibility enrollment is open on a space available basis to military in the infant, toddler and preschool rooms. Civilians are eligible for enrollment on a space available basis in the preschool room.

Rates for childcare at the Child Development Center are based on total family income. Those will be determined when you come into the center to talk with the childcare specialists.

Child Development Center does not have a Preschool Program on base.

Due to a high demand for care, you may be placed on a wait list. All families meeting the patron eligibility criteria and relocating to the region should, prior to their arrival, contact their local Child Placement Program (CPP) office to enroll their child for Central Enrollment and Waiting List services. To apply for child care, fill out DD Form 2652, Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees and DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return them to the Resource and Referral (R&R) office at your installation.

Child Development Homes (CDH) Program Family Child Care is available through the Child Development Center for infants 6 weeks to children 12 years of age.

Children in the CDH program are able to experience a warm, family environment in a provider's home. Thus, they can build a trusting relationship with a provider who will foster their curiosity and creativity, provide guidance, and give them the hugs they need! The flexibility of rates and hours of operation are tailored to the special needs of military families. All CDH providers meet Navy childcare licensure requirements. Rates for home childcare are based on several factors, one of which is the age of the child. The amount you will Pay will be determined when you arrange for the care. You can call the CDC to get a list of the available CDH providers.

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