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Department of the Air Force
Child Care Resource and Referral
Okinawa City Japan 96368-5134
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
We offer full-day care, hourly care, Give Parents a Break and a summer kindergarten preparation program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We provide children an opportunity to learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers and caring adults.
We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs, allowing us to be appropriately responsive toward each child. Children are valued as individuals and as part of a group. Our program supports the ideals, cultures and values of families in their task of nurturing children.
Child Care ReferralChild Care Referral OfficeBuilding 1850Kadena DSN • 632-7693
To enroll your child in a Child Development Center, visit Militarychildcare.com, or call for more information!
Niko Niko CDC
Building 334Phone • 634-5263
Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday • 5:45 am – 6 pm
Building 132Phone • 632-7420Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday • 5:45 am – 6 pm
Kadena AB Force Support
What is Family Child Care?
The Family Child Care (FCC) Program at Kadena Air Base provides quality and dependable child care in a safe and healthy home environment. The Air Force defines FCC as care provided for a child in on-base quarters, other than the child’s own home, for more than 10 hours a week and on a regular basis.
FCC providers are certified, insured, and support families in need of:
How are rates determined?
FCC providers are self-employed and set their own rates. Exceptions to this are the select in-home providers who voluntarily participate in the FCC Subsidy Program. In these homes, weekly rates are pre-determined by the MSG Commander and are based upon total family income (TFI).
Unlicensed Care All Family Child Care homes on the installations must be certified to operate by the Mission Support Group Commander. Unlicensed care is classified as providing 10 or more hours per week for children in your home. Non-compliance is subject to consequences such as housing privilege loss.Who can participate in the FCC program?
If you are interested in working out of your military housing while staying at home with your children, then being a certified Family Child Care provider may be just for you!
To find out more about FCC space availability or to obtain information on becoming a certified provider, please contact the FCC Coordinator, Cynthia Huntsman at 634-0514 or stop by the FCC office, building 1850 on Kadena Air Base. The FCC Coordinator can also be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kadena AB Force Support
We have two nationally accredited School Age Care locations that provide quality school-aged care for children ages 5 through 12 attending elementary school on Kadena Air Base. We offer before and after school care with transportation to and from school. When school is not in session we provide all-day care. During winter, spring and summer breaks, we operate weekly camps, offering field trips, extended activities and many guest speakers.
Our School Age Care offers a chance for your child to explore his or her individual interests by empowering them to make responsible, personal choices. Our trained staff takes pride in offering a variety of Boys and Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) and 4-H programming. Both School Age Care locations offer clubs and environments centered on the interests of the children.
In addition to the everyday activities, our School Age Care locations offer a 10-week summer camp with weekly field trips and endless hours at the base pool. We also have family events like spaghetti night, family chili cook-off, Soup-4-You and our popular ice cream socials.
Building 439Kadena DSN • 632-0202 or 634-0382Hours of OperationMonday – Friday • 5:45 am – 6 pm
Contact Us: www.facebook.com/himawarischoolage
Shima No Ko SAC
Building 4081Kadena DSN • 632-0265 or 634-1314
Hours of OperationMonday – Friday • 5:45 am – 6 pm
Contact Us: www.facebook.com/kadena-school-age-care-shima-no-106635459407862/