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United States Air Force
Child Development Center
483 N. Aviation Boulevard
Los Angeles AFB
El Segundo, CA 90245-2808
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 Family Child Care Program offers home-based child care in licensed homes for children ages two weeks through twelve years. These self-employed providers operate their home independently in compliance with strict Air Force policies, including frequent inspections and close monitoring by the Family Child Care staff. Extensive background screening and orientation training must be completed prior to licensing. Full time, part time, hourly, weekends, extended hours and school age care is available, depending on the provider. Families may live in base housing or in the community.
A list of family child care providers residing is available at the Child Development Center, Youth Center, Airman & Family Readiness Center, and published in the Force magazine. For more information about family child care or on becoming a family child care provider, call 310-653-6802, DSN 312-633-6802.
A lending library is available for age-appropriate toys and books, and books and videos on child-rearing topics.
The Los Angeles AFB CDC is located in the El Segundo facility. There is no CDC at Fort MacArthur. The CDC is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and it participates in USDA Food Program. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the child care fee. There are closed circuit TV cameras in all rooms.
Parents may become involved in their child's CDC activities by volunteering spare time being a part of the Parent Advisory Board.
Hours of Operation
The center is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This program is for children of military members and DoD civilians. Children ages 6 weeks through 5 years (if they are not in kindergarten) are served. When demand exceeds space available, a waiting list is maintained and referrals are made to alternate child care programs.
To apply for child care before your arrival at Los Angeles AFB, you will need to visit www.MilitaryChildCare.com and create a user profile for your family. Once completed, you will be able to request care for your child(ren) in the appropriate age group(s).
A current immunization record and proof of military or DoD dependency is required to enter the program.
Families are prioritized on the waitlist based on their military and/or working status. Additionally, the spouse’s working and school status is required to ensure the highest priority patrons are provided care as soon as possible.
Types of Care
The CDC offers full-day child care from 0630-1800 (11.5hrs) to 6 week to 5-year-old children of military and DoD civilian families. The goal of the CDC is to provide a safe environment, enriching experiences with attentive care for children at an affordable price.
The CDC does not have slots dedicated to part-time or drop-in care requests.
Fees are charged on a fee scale based on total family income and guidance from the Department of Defense Families are placed in one of 13 fee categories, based on total family income. Families will be asked to provide their most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) and/or pay stub. In accordance with federal guidelines, BAS and BAH or in-kind equivalent is added together with earnings to determine the fee category. Fees are reviewed annually every October.
The fees cover normal operating hours (up to 11.5 hours per day based upon facility operating hours) Monday through Friday, including meals and snacks.
The content of our early childhood curriculum is developmentally appropriate for the age and ability of each child being served. Our program components encompass language concepts, fine and gross motor skills, perception, pre-math, reading readiness, music, dramatic play, self-help, social skills and kindergarten readiness. It is an Early Learning Matters Curriculum (ELM) is a comprehensive, evidence-informed program to support the optimal learning and development of children from birth to five years of age. All children need to experience nurturance, love and consistency, sensory, movement, exploration, interaction with others, comfort, challenge and stimulation. These help develop the child’s feelings of security and trust, self-worth and self-identity, curiosity, creativity, and captive involvement with people and the world.
LAAFB CDC provides care for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Programs include full-time care and drop in care. Call 310-653-6800.
The Family Child Care Program offers home-based child care in licensed homes for children ages two weeks through twelve years. Call 310-653-6800.