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Resource and Referral
Martini Avenue, BLDG 1071
Yuma, AZ 85365
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 Child Development Center is located in Buildings 1085 (Infants and Preschool) and 1071 (Pretoddlers and Toddlers), and can be reached at 928-269-2350/2349. The CDC foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in a safe and nurturing environment. The CDC is designed to support children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, ensuring age-appropriate learning guided by the Early Learning Matters (ELM) Curriculum.
Early Learning Matters (ELM) Curriculum is currently being used within the program. The curriculum is a comprehensive, research-informed program to support the optimal learning and development of children from birth to five years of age. ELM promotes skills linked to school readiness and life success with the best practices available. The practices include developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and the proven benefits of a coordinated mix of staff-guided and child-initiated learning experiences.
School Age Care 928-269-5390 Building 1050
School Age Care 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 clubs/programs and interests of youth. Before and After School Care hours are Monday through Friday from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m., and on early release days. The Yuma School District One school calendar is followed. Camps are offered during school breaks (winter, spring, and summer).
Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide high quality child care programs and services that support eligible families. Programs are available for children six weeks through 12 years of age; full day, part time, and hourly care. CYP aboard MCAS Yuma includes the Child Development Center (CDC), the School Age Care (SAC) and Resource and Referral/Supplemental Programs and Services, The CDC and SAC are both accredited. CYP is open from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays.
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.
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.
Oversight and Inspections of CYP programs occur twice a year; once by Headquarters Marine Corps CYP and the Multi-disciplinary Team Inspection (MDTI) from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Comprehensive inspections (fire, safety and health) occur monthly and quarterly. Background checks are completed on all CYP staff providers to ensure children are in the best environment. CYP personnel and providers are required to participate in mandatory annual trainings.
The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and SAC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Programs that are accredited demonstrate standards of excellence for high quality, developmentally appropriate programming, and family relationships.
All programs are designed to enrich your child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. For questions about eligibility and registration you can contact Resource and Referral, 928-269-3251 or Militarychildcare.com.
Registration and enrollment for all programs within CYP are done in the offices of Resource and Referral (R&R). This includes the maintenance of the waiting list for classrooms and providers that are full. Families needing care, must register and create a household account through https://militarychildcare.com/. Next, families need to stop by R&R and fill out a registration packet. Sponsors fill out DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record as part of the packet. Resource and Referral offer contracts for the after-hours childcare needs of the units on the installation for events such as deployment and return briefs, Marine Corps balls, etc. Hourly Care is provided between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Friday Night Care is provided the first Friday of each month, 6 p.m. through midnight. Spaces are based on availability and the cost is $8.00 an hour (fees are subject to change). All families needing care must attend a Parent Orientation.
For more information contact R&R at 928-269-3251 or 928-269-3234.