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.
Child Care: There are Child Development Centers, Child Development Homes, School-Age Care Programs, and Youth and Teen Programs throughout metro San Diego, on the installations and in the surrounding community. Please visit MilitaryChildCare.com.
Child Development Centers system support/help desk can be reached between the hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. EST., 855-696-2934.
Navy Region Southwest "Point Loma" Childcare Centers hours are from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. PST. ***Due to "COVID-19*** Please call as hours are subject to change.
Naval Base Point Loma (Submarine Base) CDC can be contacted at 619-553-0765
Give Parents A Break Program
Military families are subject to unique stressors associated with military life, including deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended working hours. The Navy Child & Youth Programs (CYP) "Give Parents a Break (GPAB)" program is designed to give family members a short break from parenting in order to help them deal with these types of stressful situations. The GPAB program is designed to standardize respite care at all installations operating CYP programs. Below are the varying options for utilization of GPAB. ***Due to COVID-19*** Please visit websites/call as services/hours are subject to change.
The family of a Fallen Warrior is authorized 40-hours of respite care to be taken at one-time during the year after the member's death. The family should be able to provide a copy of the death certificate or verification from the command. However, in order to not place undue burden on the family, verification can be provided by the Navy Gold Star program.
Families who meet the criteria and have been identified by the command can receive up to 16 hours of free childcare monthly. Please download the GPAB Certificate and complete to request free childcare from your command. GPAB is offered during normal business hours at the preferred location. Call the center directly at (619) 553-0765 for more information. If you do not meet the requirements for free care through GPAB, your child is still eligible for care through CYP at the Hourly Care rate.
Category 4/5 EFMP families may be eligible for up to 40 hours of free respite childcare each month. This service is provided through Child Care Aware. Families seeking this service can visit the EFMP Respite or call Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246, 8:00am-7:00pm EST or Child Care Aware of America (formerly Naccrra)
In support of Give Parents a Break, centers are open for care in the evenings at no cost for qualifying military families, and at the Hourly Care rate for all other eligible CYP patrons who wish to utilize, on a space available basis. Commands requiring childcare for official functions must utilize spaces made available through these evening hours.
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All Child Development Centers (CDC) in San Diego are DoD certified. All centers are also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The goal of the CDC is to provide children with developmentally appropriate childcare following all instructions set forth by the Bureau of Personnel. Naval Base Point Loma hours of operation are from 5:00a.m - 7:00p.m., Monday - Friday. There is no state mandated preschool program. However, the CDC utilizes the Creative Curriculum which is based on a solid foundation of theory and research.
***Due to COVID-19*** Please visit websites/call as services/hours are subject to change.
All active duty military personnel, reservists, DoD civilians and contract employees working in the Navy Region Southwest are eligible. Priority care may be given to dual active duty families, single parents, and members on individual augmentee assignment.
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Weekly child care fees for the CDCs are set by DoD and are determined by total family income. If there is a waitlist, you can apply for a subsidy for having to use off base care at Child Care Aware. Hourly or drop-in care at the CDC is offered but limited. For a list of fees please visit, Child and Youth Program Fee Policy.
The Child Development Home (CDH) Program is a Department of Navy program defined as care provided by private individuals in their government or civilian housing unit. Providers can be active duty family members or civilian. Care is provided for children on a regular basis, full-day, part-day, the need has to be for more than 10 hours per week. CDH has been in San Diego since 1986 as a part of the Child Development Program. It is under the administrative and operational oversight of the Regional Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Department. Hours vary by provider.
Children of active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training and retired members (when space is available for RETIREES) are eligible. Priority care may be given to single active duty families, dual active duty families, and members on individual augmentee assignment. For more information please visit, Child Development Homes or at (619) 556-7394. ***Due to COVID-19*** Please call for more information.
Weekly child care fees for the CDH Program are set by DoD and are determined by total family income. If there is a waitlist, you can apply for a subsidy at Child Care Aware of America and Child Care Aware for fee assistance information. For a list of fees for the CDH please visit Child and Youth Program Fee Policy.
***Due to COVID-19*** the waitlist maybe longer due to staffing.
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Centers are located on Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base Coronado (Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Amphibious Base), Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Medical Center, Murphy Canyon, Chollas Heights, and Liberty Station housing areas. For center phone listings, please visit the San Diego Metro Child Development Centers webpage. The following child care programs are available: full time, part time, drop-in, pre-kindergarten, extended hours, respite care, before and after-school, summer and holiday camps.
The Youth Centers offers before and after school care as well as day camps at Lincoln Military housing area recreation centers. Other programs include recreation, classes, field trips, teen programming, and special events. Fees and age vary by program. For details on any of these programs or services, contact your local Housing Area Recreation Center or call (619) 225-5628 or visit Youth Programs Gateway.