Child & Youth Programs
Child and Youth Programs
Child and Youth Programs (CYP) operates under the auspices of the Family Care Branch. Certified by the DoD and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Afterschool Association, CYP offers nurturing, developmentally appropriate care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age on full-time, part-day, or drop-in basis. Fees for all programs are set by the DoD and based on total household income.
Services are reserved for dependents of combat related wounded warriors, active duty military personnel, DoD civilians and contract employees, activated Reserve or National Guard personnel assigned to MCLB Albany, retirees and other federal employees.
The Child Development Center (CDC) is located in Bldg. 7600 and operates Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The center is closed on weekends and on all Federal holidays. Professional preschool curriculum and learning programs delivered by a highly qualified staff foster the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child.
The CDC is proud to offer one Pre-Kindergarten classroom funded from Bright from the Start with the capacity to serve 22 children. This free, first come, first serve program is open to eligible children who turned 4 on or before September 1 of the current school year. The program provides a challenging curriculum designed to promote school readiness. The classroom is led by a Georgia State Certified Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. The Pre-K Program operates from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily on the Dougherty County School System schedule. Extended day programs are available for families needing additional care before or after Pre-K hours.
CYP also offers an accredited School Age Care (SAC) program in Bldg. 7600 providing daily childcare before and after school. This SAC program is a Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) affiliate and incorporates relevant learning, character and leadership programs within the curriculum.
Dynamic Holiday and Summer Camps are also available to service family childcare needs during Dougherty County School System breaks. Summer Camp operates in conjunction with CDC hours. Children can attend weekly or on a drop in basis. The activity calendar includes a busy schedule of field trips to local attractions, movies, bowling and swimming. This program is available to children from 5 to12 years of age.
Drop In care is available for children aged 1 to 12 years at a cost of $4 per hour up to 20 hours a week. Children must be pre-registered with CYP. In order to make proper staffing arrangements, a twenty four hour advance notice is required. Reservations for Drop In care should be made by contacting the CDC Program office at 229-639-5765. A courtesy notice of cancellation is requested in the event care is no longer required.
Standard hours for CDC Drop In care are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sponsors are required to provide all necessary diapers/pull ups and wipes as applicable.
SAC Drop In services are available after school Monday thru Friday until 5 p.m. and Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during Dougherty County School System breaks.
Consideration for changes to these hours will be made on an individual case by case basis. Emergency situations arise without notice and should be immediately directed to the CDC Director or Manager in charge for review and resolution.
Special Event Care is offered in support of Command and MCCS activities. An abbreviated enrollment package is required for special event childcare services. If additional care services are requested at a later date full CYP enrollment package and related fees will be required. For information regarding special events and activities please contact the CYP program office at 229-639-5765.
A Parent Advisory Board meeting is held quarterly. Any parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in the Child Development Center can attend and particpate on the Advisory Board. For more information or for meeting dates, contact 229-639-5765.
All families must register and submit Requests for Care with www.MilitaryChildCare.com before processing thru the local Central Enrollment Office.
The Central Enrollment Office/Resource and Referral Manager can be contacted at 229-639-7930.
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The Resource and Referral Manager can be contacted at 229-639-7930.
For information regarding special events and activities at the CDC please contact the Program office at 229-639-5765