Our high quality, accredited early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual development for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
The CDC operates on a sliding-scale fee, calculated based on total family income. Single parents and military members have priority. Program Registration packets are available at the front desk for enrollment in all CDC programs.
Limited hourly slots available for your 2 to 5 year old. Please call Robin or Jackie at 747-3042 if interested.
Give Parents a Break provides eligible parents a few hours break from the stress of parenting. The AF Aid Society provides funding, making it possible for the CDC to open and provide care during this special time.
Once referred by one of the following base officials: Squadron Commander/First Sergeant, Chaplain, Doctor or medical professional, Family Advocacy personnel, Family Support Center personnel or CDC personel, it is the parent's responsibility to make reservations. The deadline is the Tuesday prior.
Eligible families include parents feeling stress due to...Military member is TDY or deployed; having a child with special needs; an emergency situation; a recent move to base; or unique circumstances or hardships.Parents Day Out!Parents Day Out runs con-currently and follows the same guidelines as "Give Parents a Break." However, an hourly fee will be charged to the Parents Day Out participants and care may not be confirmed if less than eight children are on the reservation roster. There will be a late charge of $1/minute after 5 PM.
Parent Advisory Board-PAB
The Child and Youth Program's "Parent Advisory Board" (PAB) is open to all parents of children using the CDC, SAP, FCC or YC programs. The PAB increase awareness of all CYP activities and provides opportunities for parent involvement in events and program activities. PAB meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of January, April, July and October at 3:00. The meetings are held at the Family Child Care Resource Center, located in the A&FRC building. For more information, contact Pam Schumaker @ 747-3158
Child Development Center
Kiddie campus follows Air Force curriculum framework and assessment with emphasis on creative curriculum that will enhance children's development through social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth and development while learning through play.
Register your child by 30 August
• Program runs from 3 September to 15 May
• For ages 3-5
• Tue-Wed-Thu from 8:45 tyo 11:15 AM
• Children must be pottie trained
Wait List Rules for the Child Development Center and Family Child Care Programs
It is the parents' responsibility to fully complete the Wait List Form 2606 and submit with a copy of their orders to the CDC or Family Child Care Coordinator. Priority determination will be made upon completion of DD Form 2606 Request for Care, unless space is available and no waiting list exists.
Priority determination will progress as follows:
• Wounded Warrior
• Single Active Duty Military parent or Single DOD Civilian parent
• Dual Active Duty Military or Dual DOD Civilian parents
• Active Duty Military or DOD Civilian parent
Our waiting lists are divided into:
• Active Wait List to include those families who will accept a space as soon as a space is available.
• Unborn List to include unborn children
As soon as the baby is born, it is the parents' responsibility to call and have the request for care form transferred to the active wait list and to include a potential date when care is needed.
Families PCSing to Grand Forks Air Force Base need to contact the CDC upon arrival and update the DD Form 2606 with their address and phone numbers. If the current information is not received, their child will be removed from the waiting list. Filling out a wait list form does not guarantee a slot. A family may go up or down on the list due to another family of higher priority signing up for or declining care. It is always recommended that families have backup care.
Child Development phone #: 701-747-3042
Family Child Care Coordinator #: 701-747-3158
- Emergency Care Form (AF Form 1181)
- USDA Food Program Application
- Parent’s Agreement
- Immunization Records
- Emergency POC
- Health Form
- Part Day Enrichment Program for ages 3-5 years (Kiddie Campus)
- Hourly Care
- Parents Day Out
- Give Parents a Break