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Child Development Center
334 Phillips St
Vance AFB, OK 73705
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 Development Center (CDC)
The Child Development Center on Vance AFB is certified by both DOD and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Child care is available to active duty military, civil service employees on base, and base contractors on a space available basis.
The Vance AFB Child Development Center cares for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The CDC is open monthly for Parents Day/Night Out (check for dates). They also offer Give Parents a Break and childcare for PCS programs.
Priority is given to wounded warriors, internal employees, active duty single parents, dual military parents, and military members with an employed spouse.
Hourly walk-in care is available on a space available basis and is $8.00 per hour (effective 31 Oct 2022). Military members PCSing to Vance AFB can request a voucher for free PCS child care. The voucher is good for 20 hours of free childcare (if space is available) and can be obtained at the Military and Family Readiness Center. Military members PCSing to Vance AFB are advised to register for child care as soon as possible at Military Childcare and request care for the date you arrive. You may call the CDC at 580-213-7310 or DSN 312-448-7310 as soon as you receive notification of your PCS move to Vance AFB to begin the paperwork and set up your orientation date.
There are a few child care services in the local community and they usually have a long waiting list, especially for children under the age of 2.
To apply for childcare before arrival at Vance, apply online at Military Childcare and request care for the date you arrive.
Type of care available includes, full time weekly care, hourly care, and special needs care (medical advisor, inclusion action team and supervisor determination).
Fees are based on total family income and are figured on a sliding scale. The hourly care rate is $8.00 per hour per child.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Federal Holidays and Family Days
DSN 312448-7310 Commercial 580-213-7310
Family Child Care (FCC)
FCC providers’ homes follow FCC regulations and availability may change at any time during the month. Contact the CDC/FCC Office for possible openings in the Family Child Care Homes, Extended Duty Care, Subsidized Care, and other special programs.
When you enroll your child, you will need to provide: Current immunizations record, Completed AF Form 1181, School information (for children receiving before and/or after school care), Diet and allergy statements as needed (all documentation must be from a medical physical), local emergency contact information (other than you and/or your spouse). If you are just arriving to Vance, you may use your immediate supervisor and/or First Sergeant as your emergency contact(s) until you have established relationships with other reliable sources.
Proper nutrition is important to good health and also an important part of good child care. Children need well-balanced meals in order to meet their daily energy needs and to help them build strong bodies and minds. All of our meals follow USDA meal patterns each day.
Become A Provider
Training to become a licensed provider is completed on-demand and is self-paced. The Family Child Care program aims to have new providers trained and licensed within 30 days. The program continues to grow in positive directions and always looking for individuals who are able to provide care during swing, weekend, day, and evening shifts. The program also needs providers who can care for children with special needs. Please note your availability and skill level when applying!
We understand that choosing a child care environment for your child is a big decision. The Vance Family Child Care (FCC) Program offers a variety of child care options to meet your needs. Our licensed providers offer part-time or full-time care on base for:
Infants - Toddlers - Preschool - School age
If you are looking for a home environment, more one-on-one attention, and smaller ratios, an FCC home may be right for you! FCC homes are independent businesses and prices may vary.
Contact the CDC Director/FCC Coordinator at DSN 312448-7310 Commercial 580-213-7310 for more information.
School Age Program
Vance School Age Care (SAC) offers after school, school early out days and school holidays/breaks, and summer care Monday through Friday for those enrolled in Kindergarten through 12 years of age. Regular school hours are 1500-1730, summer and school closing hours are 0700-1730. Meals and snack are served daily in accordance with the USDA food program. Vance SAC is an accredited program by the Council on Accreditation. All programs are designed to enrich your child's social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development. Our staff works in partnership with parents to meet each individual youth needs in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.
SAC is recognized as a Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. Offering many educational lessons from tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in five Core Program Areas: character and leadership development, education, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.
SAC care can be requested on Military Childcare. Please contact 580-213-7474 for more specific information about the program.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Federal Holidays and Family Days
DSN 312448-7474 Commercial 580-213-7474