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Beale Air Force Base

Beale, California

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Child Development Center (CDC)
18000 Robert Nicoletti Way
Beale AFB, CA 95903

Phone 530-634-4717
Phone (DSN) 312-368-4717

Mon - Fri 6:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays - closed
Recall +45 minutes to 6:30 p.m. until
exercise is over


  • Child Development Services are available on Beale AFB through the Child Development Center (1 center), Youth Center's (1 center), School Age Program and Open Recreation Programs, and Family Child Care Homes.
  • Child Development Center (CDC)
    • The Beale AFB Child Development Center was recently recertified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  A brand new, state of the art CDC opened 26 Mar 2012.  The new center, located in the main base area, has the capacity to provide care for 280 children - an increase of 105 available spaces.
  • Programs Offered
    • Following is a list of some programs available at the CDC:
      • Full Day Care - This program offers full-time care, Monday through Friday on a permanent basis. A contract is available to ensure continued enrollment at the center.
      • Hourly Care - Provided on a space available basis to those needing occasional care between the hours of 6:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Parents needing hourly care must call in advance to make reservations, which are based on availability. Hourly care patrons must provide shot records and AF Form 1181 prior to the requested day of care.
  • Costs
    • All Fees are in accordance with the Department of Defense guidelines and are based on Total Family Income (TFI). A sliding scale is used for fees. CDC fees cover quality child care, meals, and snacks which include (breakfast, lunch, afternoon, and evening snack).
  • Eligibility
    • Active Duty and DoD civilian employed parents are given a higher priority for enrollment for full-day and part-day care. Commanders may give single parents and dual military higher priority than other families. A policy has been established and implemented to terminate, within a reasonable time, the enrollment of children in families where the spouse is no longer employed, actively seeking employment, or is no longer a full-time student, if there is a waiting list. Full-time students who are enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours during the school year and 6 semester hours during the summer or the equivalent quarter hours, parents who are self-employed, or who telecommute are considered employed.
  • Registration
    • Personnel relocating to Beale AFB who have a need for Child Development Center (CDC) services can place their children on the waiting list using a DD Form 2606. Please fax the application to the CDC at (DSN) 312-368-4774 or 530-634-4774.
  • Family Child Care (FCC)
    • Family Child Care (FCC) is a profession for spouses who want to work at home, have the satisfaction of self-employment and the enjoyment of taking care of children. FCC providers are Air Force certified and licensed to care for children, 6 weeks through 12 years of age, in government quarters as well as off-base homes.
    • This program expands the availability of child care and is an integral part of the Beale AFB Child Development program, providing weekly and hourly care childcare for volunteers, as well as supporting the Child Care for PCS program. Providers also assure flexibility for those parents who need extended hours and adapt their programs to meet the needs of customers including 24 hour and weekend care.
    • Providers are licensed to care for up to six children (including their own) and receive training in CPR, first aid, child care modules as well as child abuse. Homes are inspected by the Air Force on a monthly basis.
    • For additional information, tour of homes or an updated listing of FCC providers, contact the FCC Coordinator at 530-634-5655 or (DSN) 312-368-5638.
  • Youth Center
  • School Age Program (SAP)
    • The School Age Program provides programming for children ages 6 through 12.  The program offers before and/or after school care with age appropriate activities and programs. Children are walked to and from school.  Full day care is also provided for school-aged children during the summer months and school holidays. This program includes various activities, field trips and special project events.
    • Costs -- Fees for this program match those of the CDC.
  • Open Recreation Program
    • The Open Recreation Program provides care in an open programming format for children ages 9-12; children are allowed to sign themselves in and out of the Youth Center if enrolled in this program.  The program is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club as well as with 4-H.  The fees for this program are currently $24.00 for March through August.
  • Teen Program
    • Teens in this program, another Boys and Girls Club affiliate,  are afforded their own space within the Youth Center and engage in sporting events, field trips as well as the opportunity to participate in the Youth Employment Skills Program, an Air Force Aid Society Community Enhancement Initiative, in which students enrolled in the program volunteer their time at on-base agencies and in return Air Force Aid Society "banks" dollars for each hour volunteered to be used for post-secondary education.
  • Youth Sports
    • The Youth Sports program offers basketball/cheerleading, soccer, track, swimming, and baseball (Little League Affiliate).
  • For additional information on Youth Center programs contact the Youth Center at 530-634-4953 or (DSN) 312-368-4953.
  • Respite Care
    • The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) Respite Care Program is intended for active duty Air Force families who have a family member with special needs. The goal of the program is to provide a "break" for a few hours a week or month to families who have the responsibility of 24 hour a day care for an ill or disabled family member. This person may be a child, spouse, or parent living in the household.
    • AFAS Assistance for respite is based on need -- the need for respite time, as well as financial need, and is always given as a grant. Families with a special needs family member who have the financial means to pay for care should do so. Our program is intended to assist those who cannot afford it and would otherwise never get a "break".
    • Families are referred to the Air Force Aid Society for respite care through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) or the Family Advocacy Office.
  • Preschool

A part-day preschool is offered at Beale AFB at Lone Tree Elementary School.  There are morning and afternoon sessions.  Fees are based on family size and income.  

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