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United States Navy
Child Development Center (CDC) Resource & Referral
3110 Great Lakes Dr.
Great Lakes, IL 60088
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 & Youth Resource and Referral (CYP R&R) is a service offered by the Naval Station Great Lakes, Child & Youth Program. The Child & Youth Resource & Referral Director assists parents who are looking for childcare within the Great Lakes area. The Child & Youth R&R Director will offer assistance that will make your search for childcare manageable. During the consultation you will receive information on:
Child & Youth Resource & Referral will provide you with information, resources and support to enable you to make a well informed childcare decision. The Child & Youth Resource & Referral office is located in bldg. 3110, Phone: 847-688-3100; DSN 312-792-3100; Fax: 847-688-5617; DSN Fax: 312-792-3100. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For childcare in the Child Development Centers, Child Development Homes and School Age Care programs, the status of the sponsor determines enrollment eligibility. Eligible patrons include active duty military personnel, reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training, DoD civilian personnel, DoD contractors and active duty Coast Guard. In the case of legally separated or divorced parents meeting the above criteria, the child is eligible only when he/she resides with the military sponsor.
Any eligible parent requiring care other than full-time care (under 25 hours a week) may use hourly care in the CDC, CDH, or SAC. Reservations for care may be made up to thirty days in advance of needing care. Hourly care is $4.00 per hour or any portion thereof.
All patrons requesting full time or hourly care must complete a DD 2606 Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record. Parents may complete this form to request child care on the Navy CYP Web site. In addition to form DD 2606, active duty personnel, reservists on active duty or reservist in training, and active duty Coast Guard will need to provide a copy of their orders and a copy of their child’s birth certificate. Civilian personnel will need to provide a copy of their CAC Card and child’s birth certificate.
Waiting List/Priority for Care
The following priorities for care will be utilized when placing children in programs that have a waiting list.
(1) Active duty single parents with custody and active duty dual military parents, wounded warriors, fallen warriors Individual Augmentees (IA) and Ombudsmen performing official duties.
(2) All other active duty with a full-time working spouse or spouse who is a fulltime student.
(3) Reservists on active duty or reservists in training.
(4) DoD civilian personnel.
(5) DoD contractors working full-time on a Navy Region Midwest installation.