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Installation Overview --MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina

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Installation Overview --MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina

Judy Robinson, a volunteer with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, gives Cherry Tree House camper Kaycu Pugh a sticker during the Kids Health and Fitness Fair

Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps; photo by Cpl. Rashaun X. James

The Child Development Center aboard Cherry Point is located in Building 4629/4298, which is adjacent to the commissary. The telephone number is 910-466-6886.

All patrons must register through Resource and Referral and pay the registration fee prior to receiving child care services.

Cherry Point CDC operates a full time, part time and hourly care program. Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. These programs meet the accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and are staffed by trained child care providers. There is a variety of group and individual activities offered that are tailored to the children's developmental needs.

* Full Time Care -- This program is for children 6 weeks for 5 years of age. Hours available are Monday through Friday 6am to 6pm. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided at no additional charge. Fees are based on total family income using the service member's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). If the spouse is working, the most recent copy of the W-2 will be used to verify income.
* Part Time Care - This program is for children ages 3-5. They can attend morning or afternoon sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 to 12:30 or 1-4 pm or Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 12:30 or 1-4 pm.
* Hourly Care - Hours are Monday through Friday 9am - 4:30pm and is available for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Hourly care reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance by calling 910-466-3491. The rate for hourly care is $4 per hour per child. Charges must be paid at the time you pick up your child.
* The Child Development Program Before/After Care is a joint effort between the Child Development Program and Youth Activities. The Before/After School Program is offered for children in grades K-5.

The Family Child Care Program (FCC) offers an alternative to center based care. For more information about the FCC program, you may reach us at 252-466-4867.

The Cherry Tree House offers a variety of planned group and individual activities for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age and/or 5 years of age, if enrolled and attending kindergarten. Located in Building 4415 on 4th Avenue, the Cherry Tree House can be reached by calling 252-466-3861 (FUN1).

The MCAS Cherry Point Community/Teen Center is located on Stanley Road and can be reached by calling (252) 466-4831. The youth center has two basketball courts, pool tables, video games, ping-pong, board games and foosball. Monthly dances and special competition nights will be geared to all patrons 13 years and above.

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