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Fort Detrick

Frederick, Maryland

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Child and Youth Central Enrollment
924 Doughten Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702

Phone 301-619-7100
Phone (DSN) 312-343-7100
Fax 301-619-5108
Fax (DSN) 312-343-5108

Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed

Child Development Center (CDC)

Fort Detrick CDC is national accredited through National Association for the Education of Young Children.The Fort Detrick CDC accepts children ages six weeks to kindergarten ages. The CDC program enhances the development of children socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically. The staff develops an atmosphere in which program assistants and children work together to make children's time away from home happier and more secure.


Active duty, DOD civilians and contract employees at Fort Detrick are eligible sponsors for this program.

Programs Offered

Following is a list of programs available at the CDC:

  • Full-day Care - This program is offered from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. This program is for eligible patrons who require full day care.
  • Hourly Care - The CDC offers an Hourly Care Program for children ages six weeks to five years, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The maximum use is twenty-five hours per week, with a minimum 2 hour charge. The CDC also offers hourly care in the morning from 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4:45-6:00 p.m. for PT purposes only. Please call the CDC at 301-619-3300 for reservations or to register for this program.
  • Academic Adventures for Pre-schoolers - Children, 3-5 years old and potty trained are eligible for enrollment in this program. Academic Adventures offers children an opportunity to socialize with other children while building readiness skills for school.

Family Child Care (FCC)

The Family Child Care Program is an alternative to center-based care and accepts children ages six weeks to 12 years. FCC is in-home care provided by an adult, who is certified by Child Development Services (CDS), in CDS certified government quarters or a state licensed home off-post. FCC offers a family atmosphere with a limited number of children. Active duty, DoD civilians and contract employees at Fort Detrick are eligible sponsors for this program. Programs include; full day care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old, before and after school care and summer care for all ages.

School Age Services (SAS)

The School Age Services program is designed to provide age appropriate care for children in grades 1-5, before and after school. The program also operates full time during school holidays and vacations, excluding federal holidays. Children enrolled in the program are well supervised and involved in a variety of activities.

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