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Child Development Centers

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NAS Whidbey Island offers center-based care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age in two Child Development Centers.

The 30,000-square-foot Regatta Child Development Center (CDC) opened in December 2011 and has 17 classrooms, an indoor activity room, four playgrounds, a full kitchen and a laundry room. The center has the capacity to provide care for 218 children, tripling the air station’s capabilities for center-based care.

The Clover Child Development Center, just two blocks away from the Regatta Center, was completed in January 1984 and can house 115 children. Its features include eight classrooms, four playgrounds, a full kitchen and a laundry room.

Both centers have full-time developmental programs, providing the best possible care in a safe and healthy environment. Developmental activities for each age group promote physical coordination, social interaction, emotional growth and creative expression. Concept-building and learning readiness are enhanced in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. Activities include music and movement, exercise, outdoor play, small muscle coordination, supervised play in the learning center, story time and creative art.

Special enrichment activities and programs such as field trips, parent-child classes and holiday celebrations are scheduled as appropriate. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are served daily as required by the USDA Food Program.

Care at the Child Development Centers is primarily geared toward those needing full-time child care. Hourly care is available on a daily basis during regular hours and may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Whether using the centers full time or on an hourly basis, registration is required. Parents may register their child at either center or at the Child Development Homes administration office in Building 13 at the Seaplane Base. Hours of operation for both centers are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

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