Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provide high quality child care programs and services that support eligible families. Programs are available for children six weeks through 18 years of age; full day, part time, and in some locations hourly care. All programs are designed to enrich your child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development.
Child and Youth Programs (CYP) provides affordable, high-quality childcare to children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development of children enrolled in the programs. Our child-centered, curriculum-based services are provided in our Child Development Centers, School-Age Care Program, and Family Child Care homes. All programs are designed to assist Active Duty (AD) and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in balancing the competing demands of family life, accomplishing the mission, and improving the economic viability of the family unit.
Resource and Referral
The Resource and Referral (R&R) Office provides childcare information, referrals, and assistance in locating appropriate, affordable, and accessible childcare for military personnel and DoD employees. R&R can provide resources for community-based childcare.
An R&R representative is located at CDC South, 703.784.0674/4453.
The USDA and Quantico MCCS are equal opportunity providers and employers.
Child Development Centers:
(CDCs) serve children 6 weeks thru 5 years of age (prekindergarten). The early years lay the foundation for all later learning in life. Curriculum goals and plans are based on regular, documented observations and assessments of each child’s level of development, strengths and interests while respecting the diversity of each child’s culture and family values. Lesson plans are posted in each child’s classroom and are readily available on-site for parents to see. Both CDCs are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our program is center-based, child initiated, and teacher supported, with an emphasis on active participation through individual and small group learning experiences. Classrooms support full inclusion for children.
Environmental accommodations, materials, and equipment are adjusted to support and maximize learning opportunities. Multi-cultural and non-sexist materials and experiences are available for children of all ages. It has long been known that children’s learning is the most meaningful when their play is self-directed. CDC classroom staff offer activity centers/learning areas that allow children the opportunity to explore, create, imagine, and experience their environment. Staff is readily available to facilitate learning and provide nurturing encouragement to each child. Each activity is designed with a goal that promotes further development and prepares your child for the next level of learning.
Family Child Care:
Family Child Care (FCC) providers are military spouses that are licensed by the Base Commander to care for children in government quarters. They complete the same program training as center-based care givers. Homes are inspected regularly and complete ongoing training monthly. FCC Providers offer activity centers/learning areas that allow children the opportunity to explore, create, imagine, and experience their environment. Providers are readily available to facilitate learning and provide nurturing encouragement to each child. Each activity is designed with a goal that promotes further development and prepares your child for the next level of learning. FCC Director – 703.784.2011
Extended Hours: Extended hours are from 0500-0600 and 1800-1900 and are available when reserved one week in advance for Active Duty patrons only. The cost is the hourly care rate per child.
Special Events Care: Units aboard MCB Quantico may request childcare services for special events. Contact CYP Administration office for more information, 703.784.3760.
Parent Orientation: Families receive a welcome orientation specific to their child’s program. This is the opportunity for parents to share information about their child to help ensure a positive start. The orientation covers policy and instructions to help make your family’s transition to CYP smooth. It is necessary and mandatory to attend an orientation prior to your child’s start date.