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Child Development Center (CDC)
965 Franklin Avenue
Naval Air Station
Lemoore, CA 93246-5001

Phone 559-998-4918
Phone (DSN) 312-949-4918
Fax 559-998-3254
Fax (DSN) 312-949-3254

Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat and Sun - closed


NAS Lemoore Child and Youth Programs

Navy Child and Youth Programs are among the highest quality in the nation.  Navy Child Development Centers (CDC) are accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Our Child Development Home (CDH) Providers are certified by the Department of Defense, applicable state licensing agencies, and are currently accrediting with the National Association for Family Child Care.  Navy Before and After School Age Care (SAC) programs are currently accrediting with the National After School Alliance.  Our Youth programs are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

If you would like to sign up for full-time child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years please visit the website.

Child Development Center (CDC)

The CDC is located in Bldg 965, Franklin Avenue and can be reached at 559-998-4918 or DSN 312-949-4918. The Central Wait List (CEWL) Coordinator can be reached by calling 559-998-4099.

Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Child Development Center is a state of the art child care facility with a capacity for approximately 300 children and recently opened a new Infant/Toddler Center. The CDC offers full time care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age of the military and DoD personnel. The CDC is an accredited NAEYC program, with staff that are highly trained and experienced in early childhood education, whose major goal is to promote your child’s growth and development in a nurturing environment through meaningful learning experiences.  The CDC is using the Creative Curriculum which is thoughtfully planned, challenging, engaging, developmentally appropriate, comprehensive and is based on children’s interests and needs.  The CDC follows the USDA Child Care food Program standards and ensures the children get three nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack) daily. 

Fees/Waiting List

Child care fees are determined by total family income and are based on a sliding scale. The demand for child care services continues to grow, so it is recommended that personnel needing child care register their children on the wait list. Complete the Request for Care by using the web link.

Hourly Care

The CDC also offers hourly care. Hourly Care can be used for any reason including: tending to personal needs, medical appointments, tending to emergency situations, etc. Hourly care is available on a first-come first-serve basis. On a regular basis, parents may not use hourly care in excess of 25 hours per week. A 24 hour advance notice to reserve hourly care space is needed. Parents may make a reservation for child care up to 30 days in advance. Hourly Care fee is $4.00 per hour per child; $4.00 per hour per child for medical appointments and FFSC appointments/class. Call the CDC for more information at 559-998-4918.

Respite Care

Respite Care is also available for parents of special needs children needing some time away for themselves.  This care is provided by contacting the FFSC at 559-998-4042.

Child Development Homes Program (CDH)

The Child Development Homes (CDH) Program offer quality care in a loving, learning home environment for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. CDH is comprised of approximately 55 homes that offer home based child care on a full-time, part-time, shift work and drop-in care needs. Our CDH Providers are qualified professionals operating as independent businesses within the NAS Lemoore housing community. The CDH Program recruits, trains, certifies and monitors the CDH Providers to ensure quality child care services. CDH Program is an extension of the CDC offering a variety of childcare services to meet the unique needs of the military schedule. The flexible hours, low child-to-adult ratios and convenient locations make this a viable option for families whose normal workday is anything but normal. Parents needing CDH care will need to contact the CEWL Coordinator at 559-998-4099.

The CDH Program office is located in Building 965 Franklin Avenue and can be reached by calling 559-998-4570/3260. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

School-Age Care (SAC) 

The School-Age Care (SAC) program supports approximately 180 children during the school year and is accredited by the National After School Alliance. The daily average teen attendance is over 100, while more than 1,000 children participate in the Youth Sports Program. To meet the growing community demand for youth programs, the old Youth Center building 970 was recently remodeled and re-opened and serves as the primary Teen Center for high school age youth.

During the summer months the Youth Services SAC program provides a weekly summer camp program.  Parents may choose which weeks to sign their children up without obligating for the entire summer. Each week includes an off base field trip to local sites and attractions such as Fresno Zoo or the big water park in Clovis, and includes many on base activities such as swimming, bowling, and the theater. All such activities are included in the weekly fee. Fees are based on total family income and is on a sliding scale. 

Youth Services also offers child care on Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. for ages 3 years to 12 years. Children must be potty trained to attend the program. Child care is $5.00 an hour, per child. For information about this service please call 559-998-4344.

Youth Services is located in Building 995 Franklin Avenue and can be reached by calling 559-998-4343/44. Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday  6:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m.  

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