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CYP – Resource & Referral
14th Street & C Street
Marine & Family Services, Room 111
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
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.
Camp Pendleton has 6 Child Development Centers located at the following locations:
It also has 4 School Age Care locations at the following locations:
As well as a Family Child Care Program, you can contact them thru their Resource and Referral Office, 760-725-9723
All FCC Providers are licensed to provide care out of their homes located aboard Camp Pendleton. They offer a variety of services including full-time care, part-time care, hourly care and extended care.
All FCC providers accept subsidy until a child turns two years of age. Fees are negotiable between provider and patron when a parent does not qualify for subsidy or until the child turns two years of age. The Family Childcare (FCC) Program staff provides training, oversight, technical assistance and visit the family child care homes unannounced on a monthly basis. Access MilitaryChildCare.com for available providers.
For additional information, please call 760-725-7631.
Children and Youth Program (CYP) offers childcare for children six weeks through 12 years of age. Eligibility of services is extended to Active Duty Military, Department of Defense civilian personnel, Reservists on Active Duty or during inactive personnel training and DoD Contractors. All immunizations must be up to date prior to enrollment.
To register, parents must provide:
There is an annual registration fee of $40.00 per child. Camp Pendleton CDC fees are due weekly. Weekly fees for full-time care are based on 10 hours of care per day. Fees include walking children to and from school. Fees are based on total family income. Income will be verified through the service member's most recent LES. Military income includes Base Pay, Basic Allowance for Subsistence and Basic Allowance for Housing. The spouse's most recent pay stub will be used to verify the income for non-military personnel. Reduced fees for second or subsequent children in families are not authorized. All fees are in effect as of October 2022.
Following is a list of programs offered and fees for each at the CDCs aboard Camp Pendleton:
Waiting time for infant spaces in the Child Development Centers can be as long as 12+ months. Family Child Care subsidy is available for children under two years of age. Care for children with special needs is offered for infants through school-age children. Rates are the same as those listed above. Children with special needs must be evaluated for appropriate placement and be registered with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).
Hours of operation of the CDCs are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Respite Care is designed to assist in providing temporary, short durations of rest for the EFM caregiver(s). Families assigned to the Camp Pendleton EFMP can receive up to 20 hours of respite care a month for a child categorized and level 3 or 4, 20 hours for an adult at level 4. Hourly reimbursement rates are determined by HQMC EFMP Families may choose their own provider, and then submit their receipts to the Camp Pendleton EFMP office for reimbursement. Please contact the nearest EFMP office or your EFMP Case Worker to find out more about or apply for this benefit at 760-725-5363.
The School-Age Care (SAC) Program serves four Elementary Schools aboard Camp Pendleton. The Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provides on-site before and after school child care for children in grades 1-6 at Stuart Mesa and K-6 at Santa Margarita Elementary school. Children attending North Terrace are walked to and from the Abby Reinke SAC and Youth Center. Children attending San Onofre Elementary school are walked to and from the San Onofre SAC and Youth center. Children attending Mary Faye Pendleton are bused to and from the San Luis Rey SAC program. Sites are open from 6:00 a.m. until school time and dismissal time until 6:00 p.m. In addition, full-day care is provided on school-in-service days, spring, winter and summer breaks. Arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, field trips, homework clubs and enrichment programs are featured. To obtain enrollment, access MilitaryChildCare.com. For further, contact CYP Resource & Referral between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m at (760)725-9723 or (760)725-6104.
The Youth Centers aboard Camp Pendleton offers self-directed recreational programs for youth, ages 11-18, who are still in High School at three locations. These are the De Luz Teen center, Abbi Reinke Teen Center, and the San Onofre Teen Center.