About the Department of Defense CDC Program
Typically available at domestic military installations, the Child Development Center (CDC) offer care to children ranging in age from six months to twelve years. The goal of the program is to allow children to develop in a warm, home-like setting. Standards and programs are designed so that children feel comfortable, while at the same time, academically challenged to strive for success.
As the number of active service military personnel increases, the demand for military childcare has increased exponentially. In an effort to address this need, the Department of Defense initiated the Child Development Center program. Due to the great demand, a number of facilities were needed across the country at various locations.
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