Child Development Center
Need a nurturing environment for your children while you are at work? RAF Alconbury Child Development Center (CDC) provides quality child care in an environment rich in experiences that enhance the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the children enrolled in our care. Limited care may be offered on USAFE Family Days on a case by case basis. A survey will be conducted at least three weeks in advance before each Family Day. Parents requesting care will be required to provide verification from their direct supervisor for the hours care is needed. In order to provide care, at least 12 children must be confirmed for care.
The CDC uses curriculum to support and challenge children's growth and development by identifying themselves, interacting with others, thinking new thoughts, acquiring knowledge, communicating with others, and developing sensory control. All this is done through interactions with caring adults who do weekly observations on the children to meet individual and group needs. Check the posted lesson plan for weekly activities in science and math, language, creative arts, motor development, outdoor play, social, and self-help activities. Breakfast, lunch, and two afternoon snacks are offered daily; all meals and snack meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
RAF Alconbury CDC, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), accepts children from six weeks to 5 years of age (and not yet eligible for kindergarten). Care is available weekdays from 0630 until 1745. If you are PCSing in or are in need of child care, please send/bring a completed DD Form 2606 (for each child); if you are not yet on station, you'll also need to send a copy of your orders to our facility. Also, don't forget to inquire about the 20 hours of free child care services available to you if you are PCSing in or out. Required certificates must be obtained through the A&FRC. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a priority system given first to single- and dual-military families. Once offered a spot, parents must complete an enrollment package.
Give Parents A Break (GPAB) is a special program for parents and families, in conjunction with the Air Force Aid Society, that provides child care for families who are in need of some extra support. A referral voucher is required from the Squadron CC, First Sergeant, Doctor/Medical Professional, Family Advocacy, or A&FRC. To register, families must bring their voucher and updated shot records (to include a current influenza vaccine) to the CDC or Youth Program. Please note that a new referral voucher is required for each event. You will need to have a current (within 12 months) AF 1181 Air Force Youth Flight Program Patron Registration paperwork on file and complete a brief program orientation at the time of registration.
Parents Night Out/Day Out programs give parents an opportunity to spend time out. In order for a child to attend the Parents Night Out/Day Out Program they must be signed up no later than Monday of the week of the event. Cost of this program is $25 per child.
Federal Holidays: Closed
Family Days: Call for more info.