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Installation Overview --Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

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Installation Overview --Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

Yokosuka's Main Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

The Child Development Center (CDC) and Child Development Homes (CDH) both offer full day and hourly availability. There is also Before & After School Care and Day Camps available for ages K - 12 years old. Child care and youth recreational programs are available to all Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) sponsored active duty military, activated reservists and guardsmen, DoD civilian personnel, and DoD contractors. Youth recreational programs are also available to military retirees and DoD civilian retirees.

To register on our Central Enrollment Waiting List for childcare for your infant-12 year old child/children, call DSN 315-243-3219 or internationally 011-81-46-816-3219.

If you are a single parent (active duty or civilian stateside hire) or dual active duty/ dual civilian stateside hire parents, you have priority for childcare services. It is also a good idea to let the Yokosuka CDC know your approximate arrival date. You can do this by contacting the CDC program administrator by phone or via the above website. By informing the CDC of your arrival date it enables them to try to "lock down" child care for those in priority groups.

The Main Child Development Center (CDC), Ikego CDC and Negishi CDC have full day care for children age 6 weeks to 5 years.

The Yokosuka Youth Center, Negishi CDC and Ikego CDC have a program for before-and-after Kindergarten. Escort service to and from DoD schools is included in the monthly fee.

Yokosuka's F-68 Hourly CDC, Ikego CDC and Negishi CDC offer hourly care. Care may be offered on a drop-in basis, providing space is available, by reservation, or by calling in.

Parents working part time may make a standing reservation for up to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week; or any hours not to exceed 25 hours a week. A contract is required. Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance. There is a waiting list.

The Hourly CDC has five spaces each day to accommodate persons with unexpected emergencies. If the center is full and you are in this situation, please ask the clerk or director about emergencies.

The Main CDC is open the second Saturday of each month from 5 p.m. to midnight, and for other advertised special events. Reservations may be made up to four weeks in advance.

A military family member in base housing provides Family Child Care.

The Yokosuka, Negishi and Ikego Youth Centers offer a recreational program for children 6-12.

The Yokosuka Youth Club has expanded its services to youth of grades 4-12, with the same great programs to 4th-6th graders with an addition of several new programs, including: Passport to Manhood, SmartGirls, and Torch Club.

The facility is separated into two sections. One section serves the 7th-12th graders and the other serves the 4th-6th graders. Both areas offer programs and activities. Call 243-5542 / (046)816-5542 for more information.

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