Child Development Services/Center
297 NS Gage Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
Phone (DSN) 312-281-9390
Fax (DSN) 312-281-9398
Mon - Fri 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Child Development Center (CDC)
Accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), the Child Development Center is located on Gage Road in the North Severn housing community. All active duty, reservists and DoD civilian employees can use the facility. It offers developmental programs for children 6 weeks old to 5 years of age. The center provides hot and cold United States Department of Agriculture approved breakfasts and lunches, as well as afternoon snacks. In addition to weekly, full time care the CDC offers a pre-school program. Many options are available for school age care. To check on your child's position on the wait list please call 202-433-0942. Register online.
Child Development Homes (CDH) Program
The CDH program provides child care in a warm, family setting in which children can participate in developmentally appropriate learning activities and home-life experiences. The children are able to build a trusting relationship with a provider who will foster their curiosity and creativity, provide guidance and give them the hugs they need.
Providers attend 20 hours of orientation classes including CPR and First Aid and national background checks are performed on all CDH providers. CDH homes are inspected by the Naval Academy fire department, safety office and preventive medicine department. The CDH program offers providers the opportunity to work in their home and watch their own children grow and develop while at the same time caring for children and earning an additional income. CDH homes have space available for new children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Some providers also offer evening and weekend drop-in care. If you need child care or would like to become a provider, call 410-293-9395.