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Central Registration/Resource and Referral
Advanced Tactics Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5001
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Programs and services are available at most installations for children up to age 12. Care may be provided in Child Development Centers, School Age Care Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Please review the information to find out what programs and services are available at this installation. Please contact the Child and Youth Program point of contact at this installation if you require information, assistance or resources for child care in your local community.
Three centers on post provide programs for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Programs include full-day and hourly programs and before-and after-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten services.
Whether you and your family are stationed at Aberdeen or Edgewood, the Child and Youth Program offers military children and the children of contractors or DOD civilian sponsors, a comprehensive set of programs to assist you with your child care needs.
The Child Development Centers of APG are places of learning and nurturing for all of our children from 6 weeks to Kindergarten. They provide year-around (closed only for Federal holidays and approved Administrative holidays/training) full-day and hourly programs and before- and after-Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten services to meet the needs of soldiers and their families.
These facilities generally offer child care for children ages six weeks to 5 yrs. old. Care is typically available weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDCs vary in size; the average CDC cares for about 150 children. All programs must be certified by the DoD and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Eligibility as established by DOD Instruction 6060.2 remains as follows: active duty Military personnel; DOD Civilian personnel; reservists on active duty or during inactive duty personnel training; Military retirees; and DOD contractors.
Parents must provide a birth certificate, school, grade, social security number for all family members, and proof of employment. Registration is valid for one year and parents must register their children in person. Registration is required to determine eligibility, activity roster limitations and for emergency notifications.
Fees are based on total family income as directed by the Department of Defense Patron Fee Policy.
In order for Aberdeen Proving Ground to provide reasonable access to CYS childcare programs to eligible patrons, the priorities for care are as follows:
Centers on Installation -- There are three Child Development Centers at Aberdeen:
To apply for child care, fill out the wait list form available online or in building 2503 Advanced Tactic Road, Aberdeen or fax forms to 410-278-4658, Attn: Central Registration office, building 2503.
Following is a description of programs available at the Aberdeen CDCs:
Full Day Care - The CDCs are open for full day care Monday - Friday, 6:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Costs are based on total family income as directed by the Department of Defense Patron Fee Policy. Activities are based on observations.
Hourly Care - The Hourly Care program is designed to meet the needs of parents who need child care on an intermittent basis. To make an hourly reservation, call the CDC directly. Reservations will be taken no more than one week in advance. Child care is limited to a maximum of 8 hours per week per child. The fee is $4.00 per hour.
Pre-school care - The CDCs provide before and after school care for children attending full-day or part-day pre-school at Roye Williams Elementary in the Aberdeen area and Edgewood Elementary in the Edgewood Area. Children are transported from the CDCs to school on Harford County school buses. Children who are enrolled in other schools must be transported to their schools by their parents. Meals are offered to children in the center before the bus comes in the morning, and upon the return of the children at noon for the pre-school children.
DoD School-Age Care (YS SAS/MS/Teen) programs are offered for children, Kindergarten to 18 years of age before and/or after school, and summer vacations. Accreditation of DoD YS programs is a requirement. Accreditation sets the professional standards for after school programs and helps families identify high-quality programs.