Child Development Centers
Address: Building 407
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199
Phone 703-696-4942 / 703-696-0313 Central Registration, (DSN) 312-426-3095
Mon-Fri 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays - closed
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall-McNair (JBM-HH) Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Child Development Center (CDC), located at 102 Carpenter Road, is certified by the Department of Defense (DOD). It is a modern facility that serves more than 400 children and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Eligibility - All active duty military and DoD civilian employees.
Programs Offered - Full day childcare, before and after kindergarten, hourly care and part day pre-school is offered for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age at the CDC. Hourly care is on a space available/emergency basis.
Registration - Children must be registered with CYSS before participating in any CYSS program. Central registration is done on site and because of the Army Family Covenant, registration is now FREE for Army Families.
Priorities for Care - The wait list for child care is lengthy. Priority is given to the following: Single Military and DoD Civilians; dual Military and DoD Civilians; Military with a DoD Civilian spouse; and mission related geographically single spouse and siblings of children already enrolled.
Family Members with Special Needs - For those Families requiring child care for a child with special needs, CYSS will meet with you, through the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP), to ensure your child’s needs are met. Additional assistance, resources and support are available through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at Army Community Service (ACS). Contact the EFMP at 703-696-8467/3510 or DSN 312-426-8467/3510.
Respite Care - Respite care is available to those who have a Family member enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). For information about respite, contact the EFMP Manager at 703-696-8467/3510 or DSN 312-426-8467/3510.
CYSS Service Forms - Downloadable forms are available on the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website.
Fees - Childcare fees are based on total family income. Effective 1 October 2010, fees will be changing.
Family Child Care Program (FCC) - FCC is a program that provides child care in family homes on and off the installation. FCC is available through the Marine and Family Services on Henderson Hall. For information on FCC, contact 703-614-7332.
School Age Services (SAS) - SAS programs are available on JBM-HH. The program is co-located with the CDC. It provides before and after school, camp, and hours care options.