Child Development Center - Registration
205 Mitchell St
Bldg 906, on-base
GAFB, TX 76908
Phone (DSN) 312-477-3240
Fax (DSN) 312-477-3992
Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Federal holidays - closed
Child Development Center (CDC)
The Goodfellow AFB Child Development Center is accredited through the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. There are closed circuit TV cameras in all rooms. The center participates in the USDA Food Program. Breakfast, lunch and snack are included in the fee. A lending library is available for age-appropriate toys and books. In addition, books and videos on child-rearing topics are available for parents to use.
Eligibility /Availability - The Goodfellow CDC is available for children of military, retired military and DoD civilians. Children ages 6 months through Pre-kindergarten are served at the CDC. When demand exceeds space available, a waiting list is maintained and referrals are made to licensed family child care homes. A reservation system is utilized for hourly care and reservations may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.
Registration - A current immunization record and birth certificate or proof of legal military or DoD dependency is required to enter the program.
Costs - Fees are subsidized with appropriated funds. Families are placed in one of 6 fee categories, based on total family income. Families will be asked to provide their most recent Leave and Earnings statement(s) and/or pay stubs. In accordance with federal guidelines, BAH or in-kind equivalent are added together with earnings to determine the fee category. Fees are reviewed annually in the Fall.
Hours of Operation -- The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Give Parents a Break Program
The Child Development Center offers Give Parents A Break one Saturday per month for eligible families. The Child Development Center is also open one Saturday per month for "Parents' Night Out" - hourly fees apply.
Family Child Care (FCC)
*This program offers a list of family child care providers residing in military family housing, including Lanham Housing on base, as well as at Lake Nasworthy. You may obtain a list of certified providers at the Child Development Center, Family Child Care Office and from the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For more information about family child care or on becoming a family child care provider, call (325) 654-4779 DSN: 477-4779.
School Age Program (SAP)
*This program offers children from 5 years (in Kindergarten) to 12 years a wide variety of educational and entertaining experiences. The children are offered such activities as bowling, cooking, cheerleading, gardening and roller skating. The learning centers consist of arts and crafts, science exploration, reading and writing, Legos, board games and computer play. Transportation to and from some area schools is available - check with staff for most current information. Breakfast and snack are provided. Rates are based on family income. Before and After School care is offered on school days and full day care is offered on school breaks. For more information, call 325-654-3241 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Closed all Federal Holidays.