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Department of the Air Force
1500 Vandenberg Blvd
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099-5288
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.
Licensed Family Child Care approved homes are available. Various types of care are offered, full time, part-time, hourly, Extended Duty Care, Home Community Care, and PCS child care are available Call the FCC office at 501-987-3156.
The Little Rock CDC offers care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Programs include full-time care and hourly care on a space available basis. Both CDC’s are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Call the CDC at 501-987-6130.
LRAFB’s Child Development programs have been created to serve the needs of our military families as they support the mission of our country. As a family oriented programs, our Child Development programs assures a quality “home away from home.” Through parent/teacher communication, we individualize each child’s care and learning opportunities. As teachers and caregivers, we believe in helping children develop a positive self-image, sense of independence, and self-discipline through developmentally appropriate activities. Our programs provide an age-appropriate Creative Curriculum that stimulates the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. LRAFB CDCs are quality accredited programs that enhances a child’s development by providing children with the opportunity to discover and learn.
These facilities offer child care for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. Care is typically available weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDCs vary in size. Infant Toddler Center has spaces for 80 children ages 6 weeks through 2 years and the Child Development Center has spaces for 194 children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. All programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
There is a waiting list for full time child care at Little Rock AFB. To be placed on the list, log on to Militarychildcare.com. Contact the Child Development Center (CDC) for more information
To enroll your child in any of our programs, all registration forms must be completed prior to a child’s entrance to the program:
Fees are established by DOD and are adjusted annually. A sliding scale based on total family income determines fees. Fees are not prorated for center closings, illness, vacations or TDY’s.
Children who have been identified with a special need(s) are provided services within CYP when reasonable accommodations can be met. A technical definition for special needs is a child who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Prior to enrolling in any CYP, the child's developmental and/or medical requirements have been reviewed by the CYP Medical Advisor and a team of experts to include: the CYP Medical Advisor, the Medical Group Exceptional Family Member representative, the Flight Chief, the Flight T&C, Director, the Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Specialist, the installation's Legal Office, and others as determined by the installation convenes in order to determine if reasonable accommodations can be met. This procedure is designed to provide protection and the proper level of care for your child.
This program is offered for children 6 weeks to 5 years, when full-time children are absent or when space is available. Please call the CDC for the price of the current hourly rate.
Give-Parents-a-Break: An Air Force Aid funded childcare program for parents who “need a break” and are referred by First Sergeants, Commanders, supervisors or base helping agencies. This program is offered once per month for 4 hours.
Parent Advisory Board: Parents of children enrolled at the CDC, School Age Care, Youth Program, and Family Child Care meet at least quarterly to discuss issues and set goals to improve programs. The meetings are conducted by parents. The purpose of this program is to increase parent involvement and awareness in the Child and Youth Programs (CYP).