JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST

Family Support

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For information about the family programs at JBMDL, visit the 87th Force Support Squadron online at https://gomdl.com

Military & Family Support Centers

Highway 547, Building 488-2
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-1248

Broidy Road, Building 3435
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-3154

The Military & Family Support Centers incorporate the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Army Community Service and Fleet & Family Support Center. The centers support individuals, families and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance mission readiness and ease adaptation to the military way of life. Services are provided to military members of all branches of service, DOD employees and their families.

Programs and services include information and referral, family readiness and resiliency, the Exceptional Family Member Program, financial readiness and relief, employment readiness, relocation services, volunteer opportunities, casualty assistance and more.

Child Development Centers

JBMDL Dix CDC
Juliustown Road, Building 1188
JBMDL Dix 609-562-2371/3878/3263

JBMDL Lakehurst CDC
Berry Road, Building 657
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-2260

JBMDL McGuire CDC I
Can Do Way, Building 2430
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-2966

JBMDL McGuire CDC II
Tuskegee Airmen Avenue, Building 2414
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-3661

The child development centers offer full-time, hourly and preschool care for children 6 weeks to 6 years old. The centers are nationally accredited and provide developmentally appropriate programming. Children of military personnel or DOD civilian personnel are eligible to use the centers. Fees are based on total family income. For information on registration, availability and waiting lists, visit the website https://gomdl.com .

Exceptional Family Member Program

JBMDL Lakehurst Office 732-323-1248

JBMDL McGuire Office 609-754-3154

This program provides special-needs families with information and referral services.

Family Child Care

Broidy Road, Building 3435
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-3259/3098

The Family Child Care program provides a smaller, more personal child care setting. The program also provides care for families that need evening care, weekend care, care during extended duty and care for children with special needs. Family Child Care is held in the provider’s home by highly trained and inspected child care professionals. Providers care for no more than six children in the home, including their own children. Providers have in-depth background checks, meet stringent licensing requirements, are certified in CPR and first aid, and undergo unannounced home observations. Their meal program is USDA regulated.

School Liaison

Broidy Road, Building 3435
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-3154

The school liaison officer is the connection between JBMDL families and private and public schools. The officer provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education.

Youth Centers and Programs

Youth Center at Falcon Courts North
East Scott Street, Building 3830
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-5437

Youth Center at Garden Terrace
Locust Street, Building 1279
JBMDL Dix 609-562-5061

Youth Programs at Walsh Drive
Walsh Drive, Building 487
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-4043

Youth Services offers year-round programs to meet the needs of middle school and high school students. Programs include sports such as basketball, soccer, football, baseball and cheerleading; instructional classes in ballet, piano, dance, martial arts, fitness and babysitting; leadership and service programs; employment skills programs; game nights; summer camp; dances and more. Hours vary based on the program; call the center for detailed information.

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