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United States Marine Corps
1555 SOUTHGATE RD
Arlington, VA 22214-5000
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 Care is not available on Henderson Hall. For child care information, please call Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall 703-696-0313/4942.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Child Development Center (CDC), located at 102 Carpenter Road, is certified by the Department of Defense (DOD). It is a modern facility that serves more than 400 children and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
All active duty military and DoD civilian employees.
Full day childcare, before and after kindergarten, hourly care and part day pre-school is offered for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age at the CDC. Hourly care is on a space available/emergency basis.
Children must be registered with CYSS before participating in any CYSS program. Central registration is done on site and because of the Army Family Covenant, registration is now FREE for Army Families.
Priorities for Care
The wait list for child care is lengthy. Priority is given to the following: Single Military and DoD Civilians; dual Military and DoD Civilians; Military with a DoD Civilian spouse; and mission related geographically single spouse and siblings of children already enrolled.
Family Members with Special Needs
For those Families requiring child care for a child with special needs, CYSS will meet with you, through the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP), to ensure your child's needs are met. Additional assistance, resources and support are available through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at Army Community Service (ACS). Contact the EFMP at 703-696-8467/3510 or DSN 312-426-8467/3510.
Respite care is available to those who have a Family member enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). For information about respite, contact the EFMP Manager at 703-696-8467/3510 or DSN 312-426-8467/3510.
CYSS Service Forms
Downloadable forms are available on the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website.
Childcare fees are based on total family income. Effective 1 October 2020, fees will be changing.
SAS programs are available on JBM-HH. The program is co-located with the CDC. It provides before and after school, camp, and hours care options.