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United States Army
Child Development Services - Family Child Care (FCC)
304 N Perimeter Rd
Hunter Army AirField, GA 31409
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 Hunter Army Airfield CDC offers services for children 6 weeks to 5 years old and can be reached by calling 912-315-6115.
The FCC program offers quarters-based care provided by certified military family members from housing located on and off the Installation. The care provided is regulated by the U.S. Army and both the individual and the homes are certified by CYS before children may be enrolled.
FCC provides a smaller family environment for full-day, part-day, hourly, extended and long-term care. FCC can also address special needs children and newborn infants. Any family member residing in quarters who provides child care to unrelated children for more than 10 child care hours per week on a regular basis must be certified. Unauthorized child care in government housing may result in loss of government housing privileges. For more information call the FCC Director at 912-315-6064.
The Hunter Army Airfield CDC’s are located in Building 1284 and can be reached by calling 912-315-5879, Bldg 148 can be reached at 912-315-1067 and Bldg 8807 can be reached at 912-315-9019.
Hours of Operation -- The center is open 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Following is a list of programs offered at the Hunter Army Airfield CDC:
Full Day Care -- offers developmental services to children 6 weeks to 5 years of age for working parents requiring childcare on a regular basis. Hourly Care -- short term care on an intermittent basis/span.
Pre-K Program -- The free Georgia state funded program offers developmental services 6 ½ hours a day for children to attain readiness skills for school.
Wrap Around Pre-K -- regularly scheduled before and after school care for preschool children
Special Needs Care
Currently, there are three Child Development Centers, several Family Childcare providers and a School Age program.
CDS programs on Hunter Army Airfield have received Department of Defense certification.
Services offered to children (six weeks to kindergarten) of soldiers and retirees, and of DoD employees as well as Army civilian employees.
To register for childcare or any Child and Youth Services program, all children must have up-to-date immunizations, and health examination, You will also need proof of income (military LES and/or spouse's pay stub).
The School Age Services (SAS) Program provides age-appropriate recreational and educational activities for 1st thru 5th graders, before and after school. The program is offered 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the school year and Full Day Care, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., is offered when school is not in session.
Children enrolled in the program are supervised and are involved in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, dancing, painting, sports, movies, exercise and field trips to local points of interest. A quiet time is also incorporated into the program during which children may relax or do homework. Various programs will utilize Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities, as well as local recreational sites and parks.
For more information about the SAC program, you may reach us at 912-315-5425.
Youth Sponsorship Program
If you would like your children to receive welcome letters from Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) youth services, please write or call. We would like very much to help relieve some of the stress of relocation for your child. The Youth Sponsorship Program links the incoming youth with an age appropriate youth living at HAAF, in order to make the transition here easier. They can communicate prior to arrival about schools, sports, recreational activities and what is available here at HAAF. A teen will have a better understanding of your problems and feelings about moving to a new community
The Youth Sports Program supports several sports such as soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baseball (including t-ball and machine pitch) and football, provided there is enough participation.
For more information, call Youth Services at 912-315-9781.
The Youth Center provides monitored care for children 11-18 where they can interact with their peers. The center offers television, video games, pool, air hockey, board games, crafts, cooking experiments, contests, dances, and trips.
Discounted Services for Families of Deployed Soldiers
To take advantage of free services, children must be registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS) and have up to date shot records. Registration is free.