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Child Care: Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Care Resource and Referral Office
1432 Hewitt Drive
Bldg 3624
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23459

Phone 866-NAVY CDC (628-9232)
Fax 757-444-2314 

Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed


Child Care

Child Development Center (CDC)

The NAS Oceana Child Development Center (CDC) has a full-time child care program for children 6 weeks through five years of age, including a Preschool and Pre Kindergarten program. The CDC is certified by the Department of Defense and is regulated by the Navy as well as accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The waiting time for enrollment depends on the age of the child. You can reach the CDC at 757-433-3164.

Hours of Operation

The CDC is open Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Programs Offered

Drop-in Daycare -The NAS Oceana Child Development Center offers drop-in care for children six weeks to five years old (child may not have started kindergarten) on a first-come first, serve basis. The center is accepting reservations one week in advance with walk-ins being accepted if space is available. Hours for drop-in care are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. This service is not intended to replace full-time care and has restrictions on the hours provided per child per week. Please call the NAS Oceana CDC 757-433-3164 for more information.



Child care fees for the CDC, SAC and Subsidized CDH are based on the total family income (TFI). The TFI is defined as ( all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, housing allowances and child support). Fees are due on 1st and 15th of each month and range between $121 -$297 depending on total family income. A 20% discount is offered for the eldest child when two or more children are enrolled for care. Hourly rate is $5 per hour for each child. Late charges are $1 per minutes up to 15 minutes after 6:00 pm.


To register, visit the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program's website and fill out a ‘Request for Care. It is recommended you register as soon as you get your orders and prior to your arrival. Otherwise, applications for child care are available at the center or you may contact the Regional Child Placement Program office at 866-628-9232.


Eligibility and Priority of Care

There are two levels of Priority of care:

  • Level 1: Active duty members - single parents, dual military couples and active duty with a civilian spouse. When applying for care the civilian spouse must be employed full time or be a full-time student.
  • Level 2: DoD employees and contractors working on base.

Waiting List

Currently the waiting time for infants is 8-11 months and children 2+ years the wait time is 5-7 months. For more information on the waiting list call 757-433-3164 or 866-628-9232.

Military Child Care Options

Child Development Homes in military housing are regulated and monitored by the military. Residents of military housing who want to do child care in their own homes on a regular or full-time basis must pass a criminal background check; have fire, safety, and health inspections; complete mandatory training; and be monitored regularly. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

School Age Care

On-base Youth Centers provide a variety of before and after school programs as well as summer, spring and winter camps. The cost of care depends on total family income and the care program selected.

Child Development Group Home

The group home is located in Norfolk and provides 24/7 care for watch standers and shift workers. The group home incorporates the features of both a home and child care center. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

Child Waiting Center

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)- Provides free child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old when active duty and/or family members have medical appointments at NMCP. You will need the child's current immunization record. For reservation or more information, call 757-953-6904 or visit their website.

Respite Care

Occasional care for special needs children may be offered by some family care providers. For more information contact the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program 866-628-9232.

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