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Family Child Care Coordinator
53204 Parsons Street
McConnell AFB, KS 67221-3606
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.
Individuals wanting to be family child care providers:
For more information about the Family Child Care program please contact the Community Child Care Coordinator at 316-759-4222. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The McConnell AFB Child Development Center is located on the main portion of the base. Several programs are established in order to provide a variety of services to parents, and to meet early childhood developmental needs of children six weeks through five years. Hourly child care is provided on a space-available basis. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Specific guidelines are set by the Air Force, including caregiver/child ratios and staff training. Programs and nutritional requirements are strictly adhered to ensuring the well-being of each child. Believing in the needs of the individual child, the center places children in four separate age groups to match their developmental levels. Child development programs are set up to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of all children, and to give them the protection and security they need while away from their parents. Age-appropriate activities include creative art, music, story time, language, dramatic play, large and small motor activities and special field trips.
The center participates in the Kansas Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food program, which ensures children have nutritious meals during their stay. There are six age-specific playgrounds at the center.
Parents are invited to visit the center at any time to talk with the director and teachers about their children and the overall Child Development Center program. The CDC can be reached at 316-759-4223.
MilitaryChildCare.comAir Force families have access to this Department of Defense website designed to simplify and improve the request for child care process. MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all Services. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. Through MilitaryChildCare.com, eligible families can search and request care for full-day and part-day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age twelve. Families may remain on a preferred program's waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program. Visit MilitaryChildCare.com or call 316-759-4223 for more information.
Costs Child care fees are based on total family income and are as follows: