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United States Marine Corps
Child Care Resource & Referral
147 E. Althea St.
Laurel Bay, SC 29906
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 MCAS Beaufort's Child Development Center (CDC) programs include: hourly care for 6 weeks of age to five years (up to 25 hours per week), part-day preschool for three & four year olds, full day care for six weeks to five years old. The Family Child Care Program (FCC) provides home-based care for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Family Child Care number is 843-228-7279. All of MCAS's programs for Children & Youth are inclusive; children with special needs are welcome. Call Child Care Resource and Referral, 843-228-7279.
Family Child Care (FCC) homes offer safe, high quality child care through well-trained staff in a family/home atmosphere with a small group of children in either government housing or a private home off the installation in the Beaufort area (OFCC). Care can include full day, part day, hourly or extended day care for parents that work non-traditional hours. FCC Providers:
Rates and hours of operation are determined by each individual Provider and may vary.
For more information, contact 843-846-2270. A list of providers can also be found on MilitaryChildCare.com or by calling Resource & Referral at 843-228-7279.
The MCAS Beaufort ‘s Child Development Center (CDC) is certified by the Department of Defense (DOD) and is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our programs include: hourly care for 6 weeks of age to five years (up to 25 hours per week), part-day preschool for three & four year olds, full day care for six months to five years old. Our Family Child Care Program (FCC) provides home-based care for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. All of MCAS's programs for Children & Youth are inclusive; children with special needs are welcome.
The dependents of: active duty military, active duty reservists, retired military, DOD civilians & DOD contractors are eligible to attend CY programs. Priority care is given to single/dual active duty military that are stationed at MCAS Beaufort. There is an excess demand list, projected wait list and preference for care wait list.
MCAS Beaufort has one Child Development Center, and does not have a Youth Center. However, dependents can use any CY programs at Laurel Bay and Parris Island.
The fees are based upon total family income (TFI).
The MCAS Beaufort Child Development Center offers a variety of child care programs. Following is a description of each: Full day developmental programs for pre-toddlers, toddlers and preschool children ages 11 months to 5 years of age. The full day program hours are 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Infant Care is available for ages 6 months to 12 months from 5:30am to 6:30pm.
Drop-In Child Care is now open in Bldg 1142 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.. Reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance. Please call 843-228-7290 to reserve space. Maximum usage 20 hours/week. There is a $7 registration fee & cost is $2.50/hour. SC Certificate of Immunization required for all children.
Respite Care is available through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). The child must be a member of the EFMP. If the child is an EFM the child and his/her sibling can use the Child Development Center (CDC) for respite care. The child is allow 40 hours per month for respite care at the center. To register for respite care you must call 843-228-6903 or 228-3843. To set up an appointment for your child to be dropped off at the CDC you will need to call 843-228-7290.
Part Day Care
Part Day Care is available at the Child Development Center (CDC) on Marine Corps Air Station only from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Part Day Care is available for children ages 3 to 5 years old. For more information please call 843-228-7290.
The SAC program is offered for children 5 to 12 years of age, or Kindergarten - 6th grade at the Parris Island and Laurel Bay Youth Centers. The Youth Centers provide a safe haven for school age children offering recreation activities, and before and after school programs. The facility boasts a full sized gymnasium, playground, arts and craft room, and game room. Affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America and Anchored4Life. MCCS SC Youth Program mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring individuals. Their goal is to provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationship with caring, adult professionals, and offer life-enhancing programs that promote character development. Rates are base upon Total Family Income. MCRD Parris Island, 843-228-1669; Laurel Bay, 843-228-7640.