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Department of the Air Force
Child Development Center (CDC)
18000 Robert Nicoletti Way
Beale AFB, CA 95903
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.
Family Child Care (FCC) is a profession for spouses who want to work at home, have the satisfaction of self-employment and the enjoyment of taking care of children. FCC providers are Air Force certified and licensed to care for children, 6 weeks through 12 years of age, in government quarters as well as off-base homes.
This program expands the availability of child care and is an integral part of the Beale AFB Child Development program. This program provides weekly and hourly care, childcare for volunteers, as well as supports the Child Care for PCS program. Providers also assure flexibility for those parents who need extended hours and adapt their programs to meet the needs of customers including 24 hours and weekend care, if necassary.
Providers are licensed to care for up to six children (including their own) and receive training in CPR, first aid, child care modules as well as child abuse. Homes are subject to monthly no notice inspections by the Air Force.
For additional information, an updated listing of FCC providers, or to obtain care in an FCC home visit website. The FCC Coordinator can be contacted at 530-634-4418 or (DSN) 312-368-4418.
The Beale AFB Child Development Center was recently recertified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center, located in the main base area, has the capacity to provide care for 304 children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
Following is a list of some programs available at the CDC:
Full Day Care - This program offers full-time care, Monday through Friday on a permanent basis. A contract is available to ensure continued enrollment at the center.
Hourly Care - Provided on a space available basis to those needing occasional care between the hours of 6:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Parents needing hourly care must call in advance to make reservations, which are based on availability. Hourly care patrons must provide shot records and AF Form 1181 prior to the requested day of care.
All Fees are in accordance with the Department of Defense guidelines and are based on Total Family Income (TFI). A sliding scale is used for fees. CDC fees cover quality child care, meals, and snacks which include (breakfast, lunch, afternoon, and evening snack).
Active Duty and DoD civilian employed parents are given a higher priority for enrollment for full-day and part-day care. Local commanders may give single parents and dual military higher priority than other families. A policy has been established and implemented to terminate, within a reasonable time, the enrollment of children in families where the spouse is no longer employed, actively seeking employment, or is no longer a full-time student, if there is a waiting list. Full-time students who are enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours during the school year and 6 semester hours during the summer or the equivalent quarter hours, parents who are self-employed, or who telecommute are considered employed.
Personnel relocating to Beale AFB who have a need for child care services should visit website to register and request child care either at the CDC, Youth Center or in a Family Child Care (FCC) home.
Beale’s state of the art Child Development Center provides accommodations for 304 children. The Family Child Care program for in-home day care offers professional and safe care in a home environment. Family Child Care is available for drop-ins, part-time and full-time care.
School Age Program (SAP)
The School Age Program provides programming for children ages 6 through 12. The program offers before and/or after-school care with age appropriate activities and programs. Children are walked to and from school by the Youth Center staff. Full day care is also provided for school-aged children during the summer months and school holidays. This program includes a variety of activities, field trips, and special project events.
Costs -- Fees for this program match those of the CDC.
To enroll in the school-age program visit website.
Open Recreation Program
When applicable, the Open Recreation Program provides care in an open programming format for children ages 9-12; children are allowed to sign themselves in and out of the Youth Center if enrolled in this program. The program is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club as well as with 4-H. The fees for this program are currently $ 80.00 per year. The year begins in September and the yearly rate is decreased by $6.66 each month thereafter. The daily rate is $1.00.
Teens in this program, another Boys and Girls Club affiliate, are afforded their own space within the Youth Center and engage in sporting events, and field trips.
The Youth Sports program offers basketball/cheerleading, soccer, track, swimming, and baseball (Little League Affiliate).
For additional information on Youth Center sports programs contact the Youth Center at 530-634-4953 or (DSN) 312-368-4953 or visit their Youth Sports website.
A half-day preschool is offered at Beale AFB at Lone Tree Elementary School. There are morning and afternoon sessions offered. Fees are based on family size and income. Please Google and visit the Wheatland School District website for registration and fee information for after school and preschool programs.