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United States Marine Corps
Resource and Referral Supplemental Programs
Child Development Center (CDC) Annex
Yuma, AZ 85369
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 Center (CDC) 928-269-2350/2349 Buildings 1085 and 1071The CDC offers several program options for child care to eligible patrons. The Creative Curriculum is used, which focuses on developing cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and language skills in a positive environment through play. Weekly lesson plans are created to focus on the individual growth and interests of each child.
The Child Development Center (CDC) 928-269-2350/2349 Buildings 1085 and 1071
The CDC offers several program options for child care to eligible patrons. The Creative Curriculum is used, which focuses on developing cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and language skills in a positive environment through play. Weekly lesson plans are created to focus on the individual growth and interests of each child.
School Age Care (SAC) 928-269-5390 Building 1050School Age Care (SAC) is open to youth who are enrolled in kindergarten through age 12. The SAC curriculum is developed around the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) clubs and interests of youth. Before and After School Care hours are Monday through Friday from 0630 to 0800 and 1500 to 1730, and on early release days. The Yuma School District One calendar are followed. Camps are offered during school breaks (winter, spring and summer).
Child and Youth Programs (CYP)Welcome to MCAS Yuma Child and Youth Programs (CYP). CYP encompasses the Resource and Referral/Supplemental Programs and Services, Child Development Center (CDC), and the Youth Center (YC). The CDC and the School Age Care (SAC) Program at the YC are both accredited. The CDC by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and SAC by the Council on Accreditation. These accreditations are only given to programs that can demonstrate standards of excellence for high quality, developmentally appropriate programming and family relationships.Meals and snacks for all child care programs are free and adhere to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements through the State of Arizona’s USDA program. Diet preferences are not accommodated but diets for special needs may be accommodated.Weekly fees for all child care programs are determined by total family income (TFI) and based on a sliding fee scale for full day, part day and before and after school care. Patrons must provide current Leave and Earning Statements for adults working in the household. A discount is offered for siblings enrolled in full day programs.CYP is open from 0630-1730 Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays.Comprehensive inspections of all CYP programs occur twice annually; once by Headquarters Marine Corps and again in a Multi-disciplinary Inspection from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Other inspections occur monthly and quarterly. Background checks are completed on all CYP staff providers to ensure children are in the best environment. Staff and providers within CYP receive training and may earn their Child Development Associate while working with CYP.
Registration and enrollment for all programs within CYP is taken at the Resource and Referral (R&R) office to include the maintenance of the waiting list for classrooms and providers that are full. All children requiring care on MCAS Yuma must be registered with the R&R. To apply for child care, fill out DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return to the R&R office. Active duty personnel not assigned to MCAS Yuma may submit a letter of hardship outlining their need to have children cared for at MCAS Yuma instead of their assigned duty station. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for determination of placement at MCAS Yuma.To search or request child care create a account and submit a request using MilitaryChildCare.com. R&R also contracts for the after-hours childcare needs of the units on the installation for events like deployment and return briefs, Marine Corps balls, etc. For more information contact R&R at 928-269-3251.