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Child & Youth Services
1117 Farley Avenue
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
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.
Family Child Care provides care for children from infants to school age in on-post homes. Providers are trained by Child and Youth Personnel. For information about Family Child Care, or to become a provider, call the Family Child Care Director at 973-724-5726.
Picatinny Child Development Center provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Program include full day, hourly care and part day pre-school. Phone: 973-724-4337. Family Child Care provides care for children from infants to school age in on-post homes.
The Picatinny Child Development Center, located in Building 175, provides quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). If you will be coming to Picatinny Arsenal and will need space in Child Development Service, please contact us with a projection of when space would be needed.
The Child Development Center provides care for children of military and civilian employees at Picatinny Arsenal.
Child Development Center handles registration for all Child Development services. If eligible for care, you may call ahead and request to be placed on the waiting list as soon as you are notified of your assignment to Picatinny Arsenal. For more information, contact the CDC at 973-724-5555.
Placement on the waiting list does not guarantee care when needed. Placement in a program depends on openings available at the time you require care. For more information, to include information regarding priority care and waiting list length, you may reach us at 973-724-5555 or DSN 312-880-5555.
Respite Child Care will provide your family with free child care each month for each of your eligible children. You can use this time to run errands, attend appointments, or just take some well-deserved time out for yourself. Contact the CDC for more information at 973-724-5555.
Following is a list of programs offered at the Picatinny CDC:
Costs -- Rates are on a sliding scale according to total family income.
The School Age Services (SAS) program provides care and daily activities which are suitable for school age children (ages 5-12) before and after school, as well as during their breaks. A 9 week summer camp program is available through the SAS Program.
It is their "home away from home" and is a place where a great deal of growth and development takes place. Free play activities are a central part of the program along with time for homework and computer lab. The environment is designed to be challenging, both mentally and physically, to foster independence and to allow children to grow and develop at their own rate.
Participation in a creative, summer camp program is also available. The benefits of children involved in recreational programs are numerous. SAS strives to achieve social growth, positive values, self-expression and personal development. Please contact the School Age Center at 973-724-5555 for more information or to register.