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Child Development Center (CDC)


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Child Development Center (CDC) 6 weeks - 5 years (Kindergarten)

Our Mission: The Fort Hamilton Child Development Center (CDC) is committed to offering a consistent, safe, nurturing environment for children ages six weeks –Pre-kindergarten.  The Center offers a nurturing staff, balanced, nutritional meals, and age-appropriate activities and curriculum.  All staff members are CPR, First Aid, emergency medication, and special needs trained.

General Information

  • Certified by the Department of Defense.
  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Balanced, nutritionally approved meals and snacks.
  • Age-appropriate developmental activities.
  • Parent-involvement activities.
  • Parent-teacher conferences conducted twice yearly.
  • Creative Curriculum Assessments
  • Strong Beginnings


Hourly Care

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Full Day Care

The program operates during the school year. Includes center-based service that meets the needs of working parents requiring child-care services up to 12 hours per day for children six weeks through kindergarten age on a regularly scheduled basis.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks are included.  Fees are based on total household income. 

  • Care for children six weeks to kindergarten age
  • 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Strong Beginning / Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten is a program on a continual basis from September - May.

  • Programs fees are based on your total household income.
  • Strong Beginnings is a 3.5 hours/day program four days/week that provides school readiness skills for children turning four by 1 September.
  • Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Children 4 years old are eligible.

Strong Beginning

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