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Resource and Referral, Childcare Services
FPO, AP 96373
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.
The MCCS Child and Youth Program provides safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate learning environments and recreation opportunities for your family. The Child Development Center (CDC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) programs are nationally accredited and the Youth & Teen Centers are proud to be affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America. All MCCS Okinawa CDCs are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the SAC programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA). The purpose of the Child and Youth Program is to support the military community by providing quality childcare and open recreation activities in environments that celebrate individual success through social, cognitive, affective, physical, language, and creative development.
For registration information and forms please visit: https://www.okinawa.usmc-mccs.org/marine-family-support/child-and-youth. You may also contact the Camp Foster, Resource & Referral office for additional information or assistance:
Resource & Referral
Camp Foster, Bldg. 495
DSN: 315-645-4117 | Comm: 011-81-98-970-4117
Family Child Care (FCC)
The FCC program offers a home-based and installation-certified childcare option in addition to care offered at a center. FCC is available for a variety of needs and may be ideal for families that prefer a small group-care setting. Care is for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. This program is particularly valuable for the community during the popular Ball season.
School Age Care (SAC)
SAC is available for children 5-12 years of age that are enrolled in kindergarten through 6th grade. Care is offered during duty hours before and after school, teacher in-service days, and during vacation periods. SAC provides a safe, supervised, healthy, age-appropriate environment while parents are at work. Programs are available at Camp Foster, Camp Kinser and Camp McTureous.
For registration information and forms, please visit: www.okinawa.usmc-mccs.org/marine-family-support/child-and-youth.
For additional information or assistance, please contact Camp Foster, Resource & Referral:
Child Development Centers (CDCs)
With locations on Camps Kinser (Yuimaru Center), Foster (Ashibina & Chimugukuru Center) and Camp Courtney (Chura Warabi Center), the MCCS Child Development Centers offer quality full-day and hourly care programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. CDCs are staffed by trained care giving professionals that meet the accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Child & Youth Program (CYP) gives priority to employed parents (single military, dual active duty military, active duty military or DoD civilian whose spouse is employed on a full time basis outside of the home, or is a full time student).
Begin your search for childcare by creating an account on www.militarychildcare.com. Once you have accessed the website, under location, type in "Camp" and select "Marine Corps Base Camp Butler" from the drop down list. Input the age of your child to find the type of care available aboard Okinawa. You may also request care directly from this site. Upon arrival, please visit the Camp Foster, Resource & Referral office to complete your process for childcare. For more information or additional assistance, please contact Camp Foster, Resource & Referral:
DSN: 315-645-4117 | Comm: 011-81-98-970-4117.
Early childhood programs are offered for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years in child development centers. Full day and hourly childcare options are available to meet the needs of patrons desiring center-based care. All programs are developmental and address the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.
Special needs children are mainstreamed with all age groups. Verification of Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) enrollment is required.
Center based rates for full-day care are based on total combined family income. The following is a list of programs offered by the CDCs:
Age groups for the CDC are as follows:
Registering for fulltime or before and after school care is a four step process and is centralized on Camp Foster for all Marine Corps Camps on Okinawa. The most important step is to register online by going to www.militarychildcare.com. Once you arrive on island, please stop by the Resource & Referral office to complete your registration. Hourly patrons are not required to go on a waiting list and services are available upon completion of registration on a first come first service basis.
Should you need further assistance, please contact Resource & Referral:
Email: email@example.com | Web: www.okinawa.usmc-mccs.org/marine-family-support/child-and-youth