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Defense Logistics Agency
Stars & Stripes Learning Station
100 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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.
For Subsidy Assistance contact: Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) http://usa.childcareaware.org/feeassistancerespiteproviders/feeassistance/ to start the fee assistance application. You can contact Leshanda Thickening at CCAoA 703-341-4100 ext 862; who is the Director of the Army Fee Assistance Program and can answer any questions you may have. CCAoA has a list of authorized daycare providers.
Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center has Stars and Stripes Learning Station (SaSLS) https://www.youngchildassociates.com/ located on the installation. It is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and is run by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The Academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators. Accreditation is a voluntary comprehensive process of internal self-study and external professional review of approximately 140 criteria which cover all aspects of a child care center including:
Interactions among staff and Children
Health and Safety
Nutrition and food service
Staff qualifications and development
The SaSLS program offers to you and your children: Infant and toddler care, pre-school, kindergarten readiness training, before and after school age care and summer camp for school age children.
Rates are set by GSA. Contact the Stars and Stripes Learning Station at 269-963-5598 for current rates.
The capacity of the Child Development Center is 124 children. There is a waiting list in some age groups, so apply as soon as you are notified of your arrival date. Registration is required to get on the waiting list. For more information and reservations, contact the Stars and Stripes Learning Station at 269-963-5598.