Hawaii – Army Community
Child Care Programs
Child Development Center (CDC): The CDC delivery system offers full-day and part-day care in six facilities located at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, Helemano Military Reservation (HMR) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) housing areas.
Full-day programs offer services to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (kindergarten), whose parents require child care on a regularly scheduled, daily basis (five to 12 hours per day). Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. While at the center, children are served breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks.
Part-day programs are offered in three of the six facilities. Program options are two-day, three-day or five-day, per week, developmental programs with morning and afternoon sessions. The part-day program is offered for toddlers 18 to 36 months and preschool children 3 to 5 years old. A part-day school-readiness pre-K program is offered during the school year, Monday through Friday, for children 4 to 5 years old who will begin kindergarten the following year.
The hourly care programs are offered in three facilities for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age to meet the needs of parents who require child care on a drop-in basis (one to 20 hours per week). Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations for hourly child care may be made on the same day or up to two weeks in advance. Children for hourly care will be accepted on a walk-in basis, if space is available and an up-to-date registration card is on file (including shot records).
Family Child Care (FCC): This program is a professionally managed network of individuals who provide child care in their government quarters. Military family members who become child care providers receive formal training and must comply with established standards. Certified homes are monitored regularly by Community Health, the fire department, the Installation Fire and Safety Office, and FCC staff.
Family Child Care homes offer flexible hours and a wide range of services for the child. This service is convenient for the shift workers and for parents of young children who prefer a “home atmosphere” for child care.
School Age Center (SAC): Provides year-round child care options for school-age children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Options include before school, after school, full-day, hourly and a nine-week summer day camp program. The program is nationally accredited and has partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H. Centers are located at Schofield Barracks, Helemano Military Reservation (HMR), Fort Shafter and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR). A monthly fee is required to participate.