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United States Navy
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam
Naval Base Pearl Harbor
850 Ticonderoga Street
JBPHH, HI 96860-5102
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 DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (CDCs): Our Child and Youth Program Child Development Centers are located on both the island of Oahu and the island of Kauai. On Oahu there are eight (8) CDC's, two (2) School Age Care (SAC) locations, one (1) 24/7 Group Child Care Home and approximately 6-10 individual certified CYP Child Development Homes. On Kauai there is one (1) CDC and one (1) School Age Care program located on PMRF. The CDC's care for children ages six weeks to Pre-Kindergarten and the School Age Care facilities care for children five years (school age) to twelve. These centers are designed to be a home away from home for children of working parents while providing a safe, healthy learning environment where children of all ages can discover, explore and learn about the world around them. Our Creative Curriculum is used to promote each child's physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language development. All facilities provide full day child care, and if available, hourly care. School Age Care facilities offer before and after school options during the school year and full day programs during school breaks and summer. Hourly care is available at all facilities on a space available basis. Eligibility requirements are for Wounded Warriors, Active Duty, Activated Guard and Reserve, Federal DoD Employees and this is captured upon registration on Military Childcare, Military Childcare.com, (MCC), which is the official DoD website to register for all types of child care anywhere in the world.
The provision of 24/7 care supports families' child care needs seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is more than simply the provision of child care after hours. Nontraditional care primarily serves military personnel who work nontraditional hours - such as shift workers or watch standers - so they can balance the competing demands of family life and military readiness. Space is limited and proof of schedule is required prior to enrollment.
Our Child Care Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and meet the highest quality of early childhood program standards and criteria. Our staff is certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid, as well as trained in Developmentally Appropriate Practices and activities for children between 6 weeks and 18 years of age. Staff members are trained in accordance with the highest DoD standardized module training program. Our philosophy is that children learn through play. Our primary goal is to provide a safe, healthy, caring and learning environment that encourages positive growth of the child.
Note: Age requirements for Hawaii Public School: To attend public school, kindergarten in the State of Hawaii, children must turn/be five years of age on or before 31 July of the year they start school. All military connected children who turn five years of age after July 31 are eligible to enroll in the Navy CYP CDC Programs. If the child transitions in the middle of the school year and has already begun Kindergarten at their prior installation, they are eligible to enroll in Hawaii Public Kindergarten upon arrival. Please contact the CYP Navy School Liaison, contact information is on Great Life Hawaii, upon your arrival for all school related concerns and questions.
Child Development Homes: Our CDH program provides high quality childcare through a network of certified home providers living in any Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam housing area. Home providers offer care and developmentally appropriate activities for children ages six weeks to 12 years in a home atmosphere. Hours are flexible to meet parents' needs. Programs include full time, part time, drop-in, evening, overnight and weekend care. CDH programs are limited to a maximum of six (6) children. The Program is set in an actual house, and provides a home-like environment, giving children a comfortable care environment for families eligible for CYP Programs. Contact the CDH Director at 808-421-0989.
School-Age Care: Our School-Age facilities provide care for school-age children (ages 5 - 12) before and after school as well as non-federal holidays and teacher in-service days. In addition, they provide fall, winter, spring and summer camps as well as drop-in care on a space-available basis. Both School Age Programs are accredited through the National Council on Accreditation for School Age programs. Through our partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H, we are able to offer nationally recognized programming to you.
Within our program children have 10 different interest areas to choose from. Each interest area has a counselor-guided weekly activity plan that the children can choose to participate in. During summers and school breaks, full-day interactive camps include a variety of field trips, outings, long term projects and guest presentations.
School-Age Care Programs
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Our programs are divided into different interest areas which enable children to pick and choose from a variety of activities and clubs that are offered throughout the day. Areas vary but activities include: science, homework assistance, art, fitness, drama, game rooms, and clubs. For your convenience our program will drop off and pick up your child at selected Hawaii Public schools.
For additional information contact either facility, at 808-421-1547 or 808-448-4396 or view their calendar online, Youth Programs. Visit Great Life Hawaii, Family tab, for all program information. https://jbphh.greatlifehawaii.com.
The Youth Sports and Fitness (YSF) Program offers skill building, team sports and leagues for all ages of children, based on developmentally appropriate practices. Children, age three to five, are included in the Smart Start program building skills and having fun with a variety of sports and fitness activities. Elementary age children are included in multiple opportunities to register and participate in team sports throughout the year. Middle and High School youth may participate in seasonal league sports to include, baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, and flag football.
During the summer, Sports Clinics provide opportunities for all youth ages five to 18 to participate in a variety of interesting, challenging and fun programs. Visit Great Life Hawaii, Family tab, for program information. https://jbphh.greatlifehawaii.com.
Armed Services YMCA
Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Hawaii provides innovative and quality social, educational, and recreational programs to meet the needs of military service members and their families in the state of Hawaii.
ASYMCA is committed to strengthening military families, supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing isolation and linking service members and their families to the community. We are honored to provide low cost specialized programs and support services to military families with a particular focus on junior enlisted. For more information about programs please call (808) 473-3398.
Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Play Morning
Armed Services YMCA Play Morning provides learning readiness activities for children ages zero to five. Parents and children have fun learning together through free play, crafts and circle time. Play Morning is available for a very small fee. For more information please call ASYMCA Honolulu at (808) 473-3398.
For children with special needs, please contact the Exceptional Family Member Program at the Military and Family Support Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (MFSC JBPHH) at 808-474-1999, DSN 315-474-1999.
To register for any of the Child Development Centers', School Age Care or Child Development Homes waitlist for full day/part day care (requestors/parents must log on to Military Child Care (MCC), to set up a request and family account. For more information please visit Great Life Hawaii or call 808-471-8658 and speak to the CYP Program Office.
Hours of operation for most CDC's and School Age Care - Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours of operation for the 24/7 Group Home, Kid's Cove - seven days a week - 24/7.
Give Parents a Break: Military families are subject to unique stressors associated with military life, including deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended working hours. The Navy Child & Youth Programs (CYP) "Give Parents a Break (GPAB)" program is in place to support both Air Force and Navy family members support in order to allow parents a time to meet personal needs. The GPAB program is designed to standardize referral for this respite care at all installations operating CYP programs. Spaces support Command referrals from agencies across the installation such as MFSC, Ombudsman, First Sergeants/CMC’s, Chaplains, and Medical Professionals. For more information, call the CYP Program office at 808-471-8658.
CNRH CDC and SAC locations and phone numbers