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Child Development

Phone……………………………… (937) 255-6384

Four full-day child development centers operate at Wright-Patterson AFB. All centers offer full-day care to base eligible patrons for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Centers also offer hourly care to children 6 months to 12 years when spaces are available.

The New Horizons CDC, Building 1403, offers care in Area A. Wright Field North and Wright Field South CDCs, Building 630, offer care in Area B. The Wright Care CDC offers care in the Prairies housing area.

All centers operate Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and are closed on federal holidays. For more information, contact the Child Development Resource and Referral Office.

Family Child Care Program

Family Child Care Office……. (937) 656-8686

The administrative office for the family child care program is located in Building 6933, in the Prairies housing area. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The licensed and affiliated homes are located throughout base housing and in the Fairborn, Huber Heights, Riverside, and Beavercreek communities. Special programs include: volunteer care, PCS care and extended duty care. For more information, contact the Family Child Care Office or the Resource and Referral Office.

Waiting List for Child and Youth Care

Phone……………………………… (937) 255-6384

The resource and referral coordinator is located in Building 630, Area B. The coordinator provides information on all child care and youth programs for the entire base. For enrollment in the child development centers, school-age program, preschool and family child care, contact the coordinator.

Youth Programs

Prairies location………………… (937) 656-8688

Preteen and Teen Center……. (937) 904-4700

Located in the Prairies Child and Youth Complex, Building 6933, the Prairies of Wright Field, the youth center is open to dependent youth (5 to 18 years) of all base eligible patrons and their guests. Programs in social, recreational, instructional and athletics are offered. The center has activity rooms, a multipurpose gym, and teen and preteen clubs. Programs offered include activities from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. Outside facilities include tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, and baseball/softball fields. A youth sports program includes soccer, flag football, baseball, softball, basketball and cheerleading. Instructional programs include martial arts, piano, computers and crafts. One school-age program is offered for before- and after-school (BAS) care and summer camp.

The youth preteen and teen center, Building 234, Prairies at Wright Field, is open to military and civilian family members 9 through 18 years of age. Programs in social, recreational, instructional and athletics are offered. Outside facilities include tennis courts, skateboard park, soccer fields and baseball fields.

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