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United States Marine Corps
Child Care Resource & Referral
1000 Curtis Road
Bldg AS-1000, Child Development Center
MCAS New River
Jacksonville, NC 28545
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 New River Child Development Center (CDC) offers a variety of programs including: full-time care, part-day preschool, toddler play groups, hourly care, Saturday evening care, special events and special needs care at the Child Development Center. Accommodations can be made for children with special needs in coordination with the Inclusion Action Team. For more information call 910-449-5633 / (DSN) 312-752-5633.
Child Care priorities:
Priority I: Single or dual active duty military service members, single or dual DoD civilians, wounded warriors, and surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident. With the exception of combat related wounded warriors, ALL eligible parents or caregivers residing with the child are employed outside the home.
Priority II: Active Duty military service members, DoD civilians, wounded warriors, and surviving spouse of military members who died from a combat related incident with a spouse or same-sex domestic partner who is actively seeking employment outside the home.
Priority III: Active duty military service members, DoD civilians, wounded warriors, and surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident with a spouse or same-sex domestic partner who is enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
Space Available: Active duty military service members with non-working spouse, DoD civilians with non-working spouses or same-sex domestic partners, eligible employees of DoD contractors, federal employees from non-DoD agencies, and military retirees.
The More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program is a high-quality pre-k program that prepares children for success in school. Pre-kindergarten is a research-proven strategy for school readiness.Children served by More at Four attend a full school day, full school year program that meets high-quality state standards. The program is community based. It is integrated with other early childhood programs in the community and administered at the county or regional level. Children participating in More at Four may be served in classrooms in the public schools or licensed child care centers.
The Family Child Care (FCC) Administrative Office is located in Bldg TT-91. This program refers to an authorized provider in a family housing unit, caring for six or less children on a regular basis for more than 10 hours a week. Occasional baby-sitting is not considered a Family Child Care home. Family Child Care Providers undergo an orientation process, a complete background check, on-going training in child development and they must hold a current certificate in infant/child/adult CPR and First Aid. A Family Child Care Manager provides oversight, technical assistance and monitoring of family child care homes each month.
Children ages six weeks to 12 years may receive care in the private home of a certified family child care provider living in government-owned or leased housing. Family child care is typically available weekdays and with additional care provided during evenings, weekends and flexible hourly care for shift work. Regulations limit the number of children who receive care at any one time to no more than six children under age 8 and no more than two children under age 2. Family child care providers must be certified to operate by the installation. Individual providers may voluntarily seek national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care and are provided local support, training and materials to accomplish this goal.
Family Child Care homes offer full-time, part-time, hourly, extended hours and respite care (in emergency situations). Homes may also provide care on weekends or for special events.
Contact the Resource and Referral Office for referrals to the Family Child Care Program.
Certified Family Child Care homes are listed online.
The MCAS New River Child Development Center (CDC) is located at AS-1000, MCAS New River.
Hours of operation-- The Center is open Monday through Friday 5:30a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and is closed on the weekends.
MCAS New River CDC offers a variety of programs including:
Following is a list of approximate wait times for child care by age group: Infant - 3-4 months, Pre-Toddler - 3-4 months, Toddler - 2-3 months Pre-School - 9 months School-Age - 0 months
The fees for all programs are based on family income. The Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) of the military member will be used to determine income. If the spouse is employed, the most current W-2 will be used to determine income.