Child Development Center (CDC) Resource & Referral
3110 Great Lakes Dr.
Great Lakes, IL 60088
Phone (DSN) 312-792-3100/5662
Fax (DSN) 312-792-5617
Child & Youth Resource and Referral (CYP R&R) is a service offered by the Naval Station Great Lakes, Child & Youth Program. The Child & Youth Resource & Referral Director assists parents who are looking for childcare within the Great Lakes area. The Child & Youth R&R Director will offer assistance that will make your search for childcare manageable. During the consultation you will receive information on:
Child & Youth Resource & Referral will provide you with information, resources and support to enable you to make a well informed childcare decision. The Child & Youth Resource & Referral office is located in bldg. 3110, Phone: 847-688-3100; DSN 312-792-3100; Fax: 847-688-5617; DSN Fax: 312-792-3100. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For childcare in the Child Development Centers, Child Development Homes and School Age Care programs, the status of the sponsor determines enrollment eligibility. Eligible patrons include active duty military personnel, reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training, DoD civilian personnel, DoD contractors and active duty Coast Guard. In the case of legally separated or divorced parents meeting the above criteria, the child is eligible only when he/she resides with the military sponsor.
Waiting List/Priority for Care
The following priorities for care will be utilized when placing children in programs that have a waiting list.
(1) Active duty single parents with custody and active duty dual military parents, wounded warriors, fallen warriors Individual Augmentees (IA) and Ombudsmen performing official duties.
(2) All other active duty with a full-time working spouse or spouse who is a fulltime student.
(3) Reservists on active duty or reservists in training.
(4) DoD civilian personnel.
(5) DoD contractors working full-time on a Navy Region Midwest installation.
All patrons requesting full time or hourly care must complete a DD 2606 Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record. Parents may complete this form to request child care on the Navy CYP Web site. In addition to form DD 2606, active duty personnel, reservists on active duty or reservist in training, and active duty Coast Guard will need to provide a copy of their orders and a copy of their child’s birth certificate. Civilian personnel will need to provide a copy of their CAC Card and child’s birth certificate.
Child Development Centers (CDC)
Naval Station Great Lakes Child Development Centers (CDC) provide full time care for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our Centers are accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). Center based programs offer developmentally appropriate activities based on Creative Curriculum®, where children participate in learning activities that enhance their social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs. Activities are based on the children's interest and abilities. Hourly care is also available and reservations can be made up to one month in advance. For more information, you may contact the CYP Resource & Referral Office at 847-688-3100.
Fees are based on total household income, and a 20% discount is offered for families with more than one child in the Child Youth Program (CYP). Fees include snacks or meals if care is over a snack or meal period. Late Pickup Charge of $1 per minute up to 15 minutes will be charged for children not picked up by 6:00 p.m.
Following is a list of Child Development Center weekly fees based on family income:
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Child Development Home (CDH) Program
The Child Development Home Program (CDH) is a quality in-home alternative to center-based care. The CDH providers offer care for small groups of children 6 weeks to 12 years old in a warm nurturing environment where children participate in developmentally appropriate learning activities. Providers offer flexible schedules including extended hours, overnight, and weekend care as well as care for children with special needs. The CDH providers are regulated by the Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP), which perform background checks, training, unannounced inspections and ongoing support to providers. Famlies using CDH full-time will receive a 20% discount from FY 2014 fees set for parents using center-based care. The CDH program office is located in bldg. 3110 and can be reached at 847-688-5498.
School Age Care (SAC) Program
School Age Care program (SAC) provides a fun environment, while offering a wide variety of developmentally age appropriate activities before and after school for children in Kindergarten-6th grade Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our SAC programs are accredited by the the Council on Accreditation (COA) and are in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4 H. SAC also offers special holiday childcare options, as well as summer camps for children.
Any eligible parent requiring care other than full-time care (under 25 hours a week) may use hourly care in the CDC, CDH, or SAC. Reservations for care may be made up to thirty days in advance of needing care. Hourly care is $4.00 per hour or any portion thereof.