Our programs acknowledge children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families. We advocate for children, families, and the early childhood profession. Services offered at these locations include full-day care, before and after school care, part-day preschool and hourly child care on a space available basis.
The CDC staff has undergone thorough background checks and screening prior to appointment. They complete extensive training in early childhood development, First Aid and CPR. Some of the employees at the center have exceeded the Air Force training requirements by completing their Child Development Associates Credential, and have college course work in early childhood educafation. The staff ratio is lower than state requirements allowing the opportunity for your child to receive more individualized attention.
Developmentally Appropriate Practices enables our staff to provide a rich learning environment for the whole child. This curriculum is designed to promote social, affective, language, creative, cognitive, and physical development.
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are cooked daily on the premises. By participating in the Child and Adult Care USDA Food Program, we provide nutritious home cooked meals. Children eat meals and snacks using family style dining techniques to enhance their self-help skills while molding their table manners.
Joint Base Andrews Child Development Centers are dedicated in providing quality childcare.
- By praising and encouraging your children
- Teaching self discipline
- Promoting positive behavior and self esteem
- Providing an impressive learning environment
- Promoting language development and self expression
- Educating in proper hygiene and nutritional habits
- Teaching children socialization skills
- Providing a family atmosphere and nutritious meals
We encourage parent involvement at the centers. There is a Parent Advisory Committee established to further the connection between home, your child, the center, and the classroom. There is an open door policy in place welcoming parents to visit at any time throughout the day.