Child Development Center
Need a nurturing environment for your children while you are at work? RAF Alconbury Child Development Center (CDC) is a nationally accredited program that provides quality child care in an environment rich in experiences that enhance the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the children enrolled in our care.
The CDC uses curriculum to support and challenge children's growth and development by identifying themselves, interacting with others, thinking new thoughts, acquiring knowledge, communicating with others, and developing sensory control. All this is done through interactions with caring adults who do weekly observations on the children to meet individual and group needs. Check the posted lesson plan for weekly activities in science and math, language, creative arts, motor development, outdoor play, social, and self-help activities. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are offered daily; all meals and snack meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
RAF Alconbury CDC, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), accepts children from six weeks to 5 years of age (and not yet eligible for kindergarten). Care is available weekdays from 0630 until 1745. Childcare is requested through Military Childcare.com. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a priority system given first to single- and dual-military families. Once offered a spot, parents must complete an enrollment package.
Give Parents a Break (GPAB) is a special program for parents and families, in conjunction with the Air Force Aid Society, that provides child care for families who are in need of some extra support. A referral voucher is required from the Squadron CC, First Sergeant, Doctor/Medical Professional, Family Advocacy, or A&FRC. To register, families must bring their voucher and updated shot records (to include a current influenza vaccine) to the CDC or Youth Program. Please note that a new referral voucher is required for each event. You will need to have a current (within 12 months) AF 1181 Air Force Youth Flight Program Patron Registration paperwork on file and complete a brief program orientation at the time of registration. Registration deadlines are the Friday the week before the event.
Parents Night Out/Day Out programs give parents an opportunity to spend time out. In order for a child to attend the Parents Night Out/Day Out Program they must be signed up no later than Friday the week before the event.