The Department of Defense takes great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided may vary by location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations.
Child development centers, or CDCs, generally offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Care is available Monday through Friday, with some locations offering options, such as extended hours, weekend care and respite care. Child development centers vary in size and larger installations may operate multiple facilities. Programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Naval Support Activity Panama City Child Development Multi-Age Program (CDMAP) services ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. Hours of operation is 0500-1900 Monday through Friday; occasional Friday nights are covered during scheduled Give Parents a Break Nights. For more information call DSN 436-4164 or 850-234-4764.