Central Registration for Childcare Office
4575 Virginia Ave.
Andrews AFB, MD 20762

Phone 301-981-9981 / 301-981-9982
Phone (DSN) 312-858-9981
Fax 301-981-2106
Fax (DSN) 312-858-2106

Mon - Tue 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Thu - Fri 7:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m
Wed Appointment only
Weekends & Holidays - closed

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Child and Youth Programs

General Information

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services take great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided depend on the size of the location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations. The network has hundreds of locations worldwide serving over 1.3 million children.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

These facilities generally offer child care for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. Care is typically available weekdays. CDCs vary in size; the average CDC cares for about 200 children.

Patuxent River's CDC is accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); a distinction received by less than 10% of all day care centers across the nation.

Waiting List

Due to a high demand for care, you may be placed on a wait list. Your position on the wait list depends on many factors that are at the discretion of the installation and may include your spouse's military/civilian status, your date of application, and your employment status. If these factors change while you are on the wait list, your position will be changed accordingly, so it is important that you keep your information, particularly your contact information, current. All registration requirements must be complete at the time a space is offered. Childcare is not an entitlement and spaces will be filled as they are vacated.

Fees are income-based and fall into fee ranges set by DoD.

To apply for child care, fill out DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return it to Parent Central Services.


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