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Installation Overview --Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia

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Installation Overview --Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia

Child Development Center

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NWS Yorktown has one Child Development Center (CDC) that has a full-time child care program for children 6 weeks through five years of age. The waiting time for enrollment depends on the age of the child. You can reach the CDC at 757-887-4733. The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

The CDC offers full time weekly care. Drop-in care is provided on a space available basis. A parent wanting drop-in care needs to call early in the morning on the day care is wanted.

Applications for child care are available at the center or you may contact the Regional Child Placement Program office at 866-628-9232.

There are two levels of Priority of Care:

Level 1: Active duty members - single parents, dual military couples and active duty with a civilian spouse. When applying for care the civilian spouse must be employed full time or be a full-time student.

Level 2: DoD employees and contractors working on base.

Currently the waiting time for infants is 8-12 months and children 2+ years the wait time is 5-7 months. For more information on the waiting list call 757-887-4733 or 866-628-9232.

Child Development Homes in military housing are regulated and monitored by the military. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

On-base Youth Centers provide a variety of before and after school programs as well as summer, spring and winter camps. The cost of care depends on total family income and the care program selected.

The Child Development Group Home is located in Norfolk and provides 24/7 care for watch standers and shift workers. The group home incorporates the features of both a home and child care center. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)- Provides free child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old when active duty and/or family members have medical appointments at NMCP. You will need the child's current immunization record. For reservation or more information, call 757-953-6873 or visit their website .

Some family care providers may offer occasional care for special needs children. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232. For information pertaining to the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) onboard Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, call NWS Branch Medical at 757953-8412 or Family Practice at 757-953-8430/31.

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