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United States Navy
CDC - Sasebo Development Center
Fleet Activities Sasebo
Sasebo City Japan 857-0056
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.
Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Child Development Center provides full and part day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Youth Age Center provides before and after school care for children 5 - 12 years of age.
Navy Child Youth Programs are licensed by Department Of Defense to operate Child Development Centers, School Age Care, and Youth Programs for Pre-teens and Teens. Yearly Certification is posted at each facility.
All CDC and SAC programs are required to meet the standards and achieve accreditation status by a nationally recognized organization Child Development Centers are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), SAC is accredited though National Afterschool Association (NAA). Certificate is posted in a visible location in the facility.
Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide high quality educational and recreational programs for children and youth. Teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of children. Our staff fosters a sense of independence, trust and responsibility within each child through understanding and respectful interactions. Likewise, through positive relationships, our programs respect and support the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children and youth. We are advocates for children, families, and the child and youth professionals within our programs and surrounding communities.
All active duty military personnel, Department of Defense (DOD) civilian employees, reservists on active duty or reservists in training, and DOD contractors working full-time on any military installation are eligible for care.
Centers on Installation
There are two child care facilities at Sasebo:
Following is a list of the CDC programs available:
The rates are dependent upon sponsor's paygrade and income and vary from $235-$468 monthly. The rate for hourly care is $3.00/hour.
You may request to have your child(ren)'s names added to the waiting list prior to your arrival. Your sponsor should be able to assist you with the required Request for Care Form.
The following priorities for care shall be utilized when placing children in programs that have a waiting list:
Priorities must be published and available to all patrons. Priority care will be the same for CDC, SAC, and CDH within the installation/region.
CFAS does not have a short term or temporary facility to assist family members during unusual circumstances.
The CYP central enrollment registry consists of two distinct functions: the CWL (Central Waiting List) and the central registry. The CYP central enrollment registry is a registry of all children enrolled or requesting space in the installation or regional CYP. The purpose of the central enrollment registry is to:
The CDH program provides home based childcare services for eligible patrons by Navy certified independent private contractors in their government or non-government owned or leased residence. Care can be on a regular basis, full or part-time.
With in-home childcare, children receive their care in the private home of a certified provider living in government-owned or leased housing or in state-licensed homes in the community. Family child care provides accommodating child care arrangements, including night, weekend, and flexible hourly care for shift work. In-home childcare programs offer comparable care to a CDC. Providers must be certified by the DoD, and some seek additional accreditation from the NAFCC. Regulations limit the number of children that may be cared for at one time: no more than six children under age eight, and no more than two charges under two years old.
CDH are encouraged to obtain accreditation status with the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Although accreditation for CDH providers is not required, there is a proven benefit to military members utilizing accredited CDH providers.
CDH fees are determined by the provider and the parent. Fees shall be agreed upon in writing prior to children being left for the first time. Parents shall receive a written copy of fees and charges in the parent/provider contract.
Visit the Children/Youth Program hompage for more information.
The Main Base and Hario each have a Youth Center that is open for before and after school care. Our cost is reasonable and the children get to particpate in many fun and exciting activities.