NOTE: SECDEF Policy Memo on changes to the priority system for DOD Child Care Programs
As a federal civilian employee, contractor or military member on site at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, you have several options available for accessing subsidized, accredited child care near your work-site or your home.
Child Development Centers (CDCs) are military facility-based child care programs that typically provide care for children ages six weeks through five years.
School Age Care (SAC) programs are military facility-based programs that typically provide care to children enrolled in kindergarten through age 12 before and after school and during school holidays and summer vacations.
Family Child Care (FCC) or Child Development Homes (CDH) are home-based child care programs offered by certified providers who care for children in their homes on or off of a military installation. Each provider operates an individual program supported by an FCC/CDH office that provides training and oversight.
For more information, visit: http://militarychildcare.com.
Child Care Aware works with the U. S. Navy Child and Youth Programs to help DOD military and Navy civilian families find and afford child care with a fee assistance program. http://usa.childcareaware.org.
For the NRL DC Campus, we are located next to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Learn more about their CDCs here: https://www.mywfr.com/child-and-youth/child-development-centers.
Other military installations with CDCs in the DC area that may be near your home include:
NSWC Indian Head, MD; Joint Base Andrews, Prince George’s County, MD;
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, VA; Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA.