Children, Youth and Teen Programs consist of two Child Development Centers (Bright Beginnings and New Horizons), Family Childcare, Supplemental Programs and Services, and School Age Care Youth and Teen Oasis Center. All parents interested in any of the programs should contact the Resource & Referral Specialist at (760) 830-3227 ext. 230. Information about all programs as well as those offered in the Morongo Basin can be received through this office.
The Bright Beginnings Child Development Center is in Bldg. 693, on Del Valle Road across from the Commissary. Bright Beginnings offers full-time care and hourly care to children 6 weeks old to 3 years old and can safely accommodate up to 110 children. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an extended hours option of 5:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (760) 830-3227 ext. 252.
New Horizons Child Development Center in Bldg. 694 on Del Valle Road across from the Commissary accepts 3 and 4 year old full-time children and also provides care for school-age children in Kindergarten. There is a part-day and full-day Enrichment Program for 3 and 4-year-old children Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Hourly care is provided for these age groups. For more information call (760) 830-3227 ext. 222.
School-Age Care is in Bldg. 692 for children in 1st through 6th grades. Children enrolled attend Condor Elementary or 29 Palms Elementary. For more information call (760) 830-3227 ext. 273.
The Family Child Care homes office is located in Bldg. 694. The FCC programs provide a wide range of care for children, ages newborn through 18 years old (still enrolled in school). The office can be reached at (760) 830-3227 ext. 232.
The MCCS Teen Program gives Combat Center teens a place to enjoy arcade games, music, TV and just hang out. The Teen Program is for authorized MCCS patrons between 13 and 18 years of age (still in school). The Teen Program meets at the Youth Activity Center, Bldg. 692. Call (760) 830-3227 ext. 269 or 830-3312.
MCCS Youth and Teen Recreation gives children, ages 6 through 12, something to do on Saturdays. This program is also available for special programs. Activities are open to children of MCCS-eligible patrons. The Youth and Teen Oasis is in Bldg. 692 next to the Sleepy Tortoise Lodge on Del Valle Road. Call (760) 830-3227 ext. 273 or 830-3312.