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Defense Logistics Agency
Child Development Services
Building #17, 4th and H Street
Richmond, VA 23297-5100
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 Bettye Ackerman-Cobb Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is a government owned and operated facility managed through the Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) organization. The primary goal of the child development center is to provide educational learning experiences and a variety of opportunities that promote the child's physical, social and intellectual growth following the Creative Curriculum.
For more information, call the Bettye Ackerman Child Development Center at 804-279-3018. The center accepts children from 6 weeks of age through preschool (5 years old). Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The center is closed on weekends and all Federal holidays.
The Department of Defense (DoD) provides military and DoD-affiliated families with access to quality, affordable childcare programs, because it directly affects the efficiency, mission readiness, morale, and retention of DoD personnel worldwide.
A child must be a dependent of an eligible sponsor in order to participate in any military childcare program. Eligible sponsors include:
Per DoDI 6060.02, military childcare programs must serve the highest priority DoD families first. The basic priority framework is:
Off Site Care
Care for school-age children is arranged in contracted outsource centers. It is highly recommended that parents schedule an appointment to tour the center prior to making any decisions regarding childcare. If the facility is acceptable, contact the DSCR Child and Youth Services Program coordinator's office at 804-279-3018 to schedule an appointment to register in the government-subsidized program. All forms and program requirements must be submitted for a child to be accepted in off-site school-age childcare programs. Fees are set based upon the Total Family Income and must be under $70,000 per year. To verify income, a Leave and Earnings Statement and/or the previous year’s W-2 forms must be submitted.
Please contact the Bettye Ackerman-cobb center to learn more about the contracted outsourced school-age childcare programs that have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children or the National Afterschool Association and have a contract with DSCR.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Bettye Ackerman Child Development Center offers a plethora of opportunities for parent involvement. These programs include but are not limited to Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings, monthly activities and quarterly education workshops called Parent Lunch and Learns.
The Bettye Ackerman-Cobb Child Development Center (CDC) offers a plethora of opportunities for parent involvement. These programs include but are not limited to Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings and quarterly activities.
Purpose of the PAC: