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Department of the Air Force
5355 E. Granite Street
Tucson, AZ 85707
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 is the care of children in the home of another person or family. All homes are inspected monthly, are insured, and meet the DOD requirements for quality childcare. A family childcare home will provide high quality care within a safe environment. In addition to attentive supervision, age appropriate activities must be offered to promote children's development. Physical, social/emotional and cognitive growth must all be considered. Learning experiences that offer times of discovery and feelings of success will help promote children's self-esteem. Mixed age groups allow younger and older children to learn from each other, and allows parents who have more than one child to utilize one-child care settings. Family Child Care approves, trains, licenses, and monitors professional child care providers working in their homes. Family Child Care is a high-quality alternative to center-based programs COVID precautions in place. The D-M FCC office can be located in Bldg 4455 (on Craycroft Rd) and be reached at 520-228-2201. Website: https://public.militarychildcare.csd.disa.mil/mcc-central/mcchome#/
Davis-Monthan provides child care services at the Finley CDC and the DM CDC. Both centers provide full time quality care for active duty and DoD civilians assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB. Programs include: Full-time and part-time care.
Both programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. CDC staff receive extensive training in all aspects of child development.
The following programs are offered at both centers:
Fees -- Child care fees are based on total family income.
Enroll through MilitaryChildCare.com. Eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in the CDC’s and home-based (FCC) programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program’s waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program.
For additional information, go to MilitaryChildCare.com or contact the Help Desk by calling the toll free number, 855.696.2934 or emailing FamilySupport@MilitaryChildCare.com.
The DM CDC can be reached at 520-228-3336
The Finley CDC can be reached at 520-228-6463
Eligibility is in accordance with Air Force Instruction 34-248.
Subject to change with COVID precautions in place.
Off Base Childcare Resource
The Arizona Child Care Resource and Referral website is a fantastic resource for finding local childcare availabilities. Visit https://www.azccrr.com/ and click on “Search for Child Care” in the center of the home screen. Complete the information survey and enter your zip code and this will populate facilities/providers in your area. Facilities will be labeled indicating if they are closed, full, available, and accredited. If you need assistance with this website, the Family Child Care office staff are on standby to help! They can be reached at 520-228-2201.
School Age Program Before and After School Care
For Ages 5-8
This program is held during the school year (August to May). Program days and times are: Monday - Friday, before school care, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; after school care, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NOTE: Includes care for the weekly teacher in-service day, Wednesday, early release at 1:30 p.m. The program includes care for other early release days such as Parent/Teacher conferences at an additional fee. Full day care is provided for non-school days such as Rodeo Days, Grading Days, Christmas Break, and Spring Break at an additional fee. Subject to change with COVID precautions. Contact the DM School Age Program at 520-228-8206. Register for care at: https://public.militarychildcare.csd.disa.mil/mcc-central/mcchome