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United States Air Force
Central Registration for Childcare Office
4575 Virginia Ave.
Andrews AFB, MD 20762
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 wait for infant (to 1year old) childcare at the CDC can be up to one year for Category 1 parents (single parents, dual military career). Infant slots with on-base Family Home Daycare Providers or on the local economy are equally tight. 2-3 year old slots come open at the CDC and at FHDC providers usually within about 30 - 60 days. Slots for older children are easier to come by.
Family Childcare is operated by individual home care provides. For more information please call 301-981-9981.
The Virginia Avenue Center (CDC #1) has been accredited by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1995. The San Antonio Blvd. Center (CDC #2) became accredited in 1998. All the centers embrace the same philosophy regarding young children and the learning process. Parents are considered an integral part of quality childcare and each center has an active Parent Advisory Board.
A large Family Child Care Program offers an alternative to center based care and can usually accommodate families who may be waiting for a space in the center.
Other programs available include the Before and After School Programs which are provided through the Youth Activities Center and a Part Day Enrichment Program which is also in the Youth Activities Building. These classes are designed for parents and children who desire a preschool group experience but do not need full day care. Children may attend two days, three days, or five days either morning or afternoon. Children must be potty trained and can be between 3 and 5 years old. There are fees based on salary, ranging from $39 - $140 per month.
All children using any of the above programs must have proof of current immunizations either with a shot record or medical records. For this reason it is highly recommended that these items be hand carried and not packed with shipments. Contact 301-981-9981 or DSN 312-858-9981 for questions on the child development centers. Call 301-981-5430 or DSN 312-858-5430 with questions concerning Youth Programs. Call 301-981-9981 for family day care information. Note all quoted prices are subject to change.
Respite care is offered through Family Advocacy.
Andrews has three child care centers. A large Family Child Care Program offers an alternative to center based care and can usually accommodate families who may be waiting for a space in the center. There is generally a wait for infant care and it is limited. Three to five year olds must be potty trained and fees are based on salary, ranging from $39 - $140 per month. Contact 301-981-9981 or DSN 312-858-9981.