The MCCS SAC Program is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA). The program instills a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence by providing young people with caring and fun age appropriate, well-rounded programming. The Youth Center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and focus on the core areas of Character & Leadership, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, and Technology.

SAC provides care for children ages Kindergarten-12 years of age and provides transportation to and from Base schools (Crossroads Elementary and Quantico Middle/High School). If requesting Before/After care for your child(ren) and they do not attend a Base school, parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from SAC and school. All drop-off and pick-up times will be based on Base schools schedules. Surrounding county schools may not coincide with Base Schools for “No School Days” and Breaks, therefore we would not be able to provide care to their children.

Registration: All childcare offers are made through the website.  Families must create an account online to submit requests for childcare.  A CYP Resource and Referral (R&R) Office representative is located at CDC South and can answer all questions regarding CYP programs, the website and the registration process.  Resource and Referral can be reached at 703.784.0674/4453.

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.

Resource & 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. 

Special Needs: CYP promotes the placement of children with special needs in an age- appropriate, least restrictive environment for childcare purposes. In accordance with the ADA Act of 1990, CYP successfully provides limited special needs care and accommodations for children within a fully inclusive program. CYP has an Inclusion Action Team (IAT) that evaluates special needs.  Evaluations are completed prior to enrollment to ensure that the child’s needs can be met in the center and that staff have received necessary training to care for the child.   Families participate in the IAT meeting along with the appropriate professionals such as:  the CYP Nurse, Program Director, Behavioral Specialist, Training and Curriculum Specialist, CYP Administrator or designee, EFMP representative, physician, and any other personnel necessary to ensure needs are met for the family. 

Before and/or After School Care: 
Request Care through

Hours: 6 - 8 AM, 3 - 6 PM on regular school days. The center adjusts its hours for early release or teacher work days.

Transportation: bus transportation is provided to and from Crossroads Elementary

Meals: Breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided on regular school days. Lunch is provided on early release and teacher work days.

Fee: Determined based on total household income, billed bi-monthly.

School Break Care:
(only available to those already registered for Before and/After Care)
Request Care through  The Youth center offers full time care during winter, spring and summer breaks.

Hours:  6 AM - 6 PM on regular school days. 

Meals:  During winter, spring, and summer, children must provide their own lunch. NOTE:  We strive to be a nut free environment, therefore, we request that nut products not be packed and saved for home use.

Fee: Determined based on total household income, billed weekly

School-Age Care Ambassador Program
The School-Age Care Ambassador Program is designed to help youth as they move from one community to another. By requesting a School-Age Care Ambassador, you help eliminate the unknown. The most important job of a School-Age Care Ambassador is to be a friend and to make new children aboard Quantico feel welcomed.

Incoming Sponsors wanted!  Please fill out the attachment and email it to us.

School Age Care Ambassador Request Form

School Age Care Ambassador Application Form

Contact Information

School-Age Care Center

3312 Purvis Rd
Quantico, VA 22134

Phone: 7037842249


Monday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 6:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm

Closed on weekends and federal holidays

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