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Child Development Center

8607 Hangar Loop Drive
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-1604
(813) 828-5750

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 6:30 am - 6 pm

Our Child Development Center is your young child's "home away from home", providing hourly and weekly care for children as young as 6 weeks of age through 5 years of age. Full day-care is provided for 156 children at Bldg 381 (CDC #1) and 188 children at Bldg 395 (CDC #2).

A current immunization record is required for entry into the centers. Our well-rounded developmental programs are held in high regard when planning child care activities. Our program is Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, so you know you are getting the best care possible for your child. A happy environment is maintained, which promotes social awareness, sharing and friendship among children. All meals and snacks are prepared in accordance with USDA guidelines. Our programs are inspected at least 4 times a year by base agencies and Air Force personnel to ensure health, safety and program guidelines are maintained.

The MacDill Child Development Program operates two Child Development Centers. Enrollment is available on a priority basis for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Both centers are DoD Certified and NAEYC accredited offering quality early childhood programming for your children, specializing in learning through play. Additionally both sites are participants in the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program for eligible children, 4 & 5 years of age. USDA Child Care Food Program requirements are ensured.

Give Parents a Break Program:
This program offers Child Care for families with deployed sponsors or families under stress. Referrals are made by base agencies and First Sergeants. This program is funded by Air Force Aid and is offered two Saturday's a month, for up to 4 hours, alternating morning and afternoon hours. Parents are able to take the time to handle personal business, grocery shopping, etc. with a peace of mind that their young ones are being well taken care of.

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