Child Development Centers

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Joint Base Charleston Child Development Centers are certified by the Department of Defense and are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Each program strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our programs provide a comprehensive training program that serves as a foundation to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of children. Training and Curriculum Specialists frequent classrooms to observe, mentor and provide support to staff to ensure they meet high standards of quality care. Learning is promoted through hands-on opportunities and active play.

Highlights:

  • Department of Defense certified
  • NAEYC-accredited programs
  • Age-appropriate curriculum for children age 6 weeks to 5 years
  • USDA-approved meals and snacks
  • Active Parent Advisory Board
  • Parenting workshops offered throughout the year

Eligibility is contingent on the status of the sponsor. Eligible patrons include active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds or non-appropriated funds, Reserve Component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status, combat-related wounded warriors, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident and eligible employees of DOD contractors.  To request care visit www.MilitaryChildCare.com.

If immediate placement is not possible, parents who have requested care via MilitaryChildCare.com may be eligible to participate in one of the child care fee assistance programs available through Child Care Aware of America.  These programs authorize subsidy amounts based on total family income for eligible families and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.  Visit www.usa.childcareware.org for more information.

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