Child Development Homes

When you need professional care with the comfort of home, our Child Development Homes (CDH) are here to help. CDH Providers are self-employed individuals operating a Family Child Care (FCC) business in their own home, and often have previous early childhood education experience. They undergo regular inspections, and receive ongoing programming support and extensive training – exactly like our Child Development Centers. They’re here to promote overall social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth – all while building school readiness skills.

CDHs offer a variety of flexible child care options to support the unique needs of Navy families.

• Full or part-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years
• Respite care
• Hourly care
• Extended hours, including nights and weekends

CDH Providers offer a variety of care and services depending on the current needs of the installation.

Parent fees may be based on the Navy’s fee policy and sliding scale, or you may decide to enter a private pay agreement with the Provider and negotiate your fee.

For full-time Child Care please log onto and select the facilities and/or the FCC homes you are interested in your child attending when a space becomes available. For further information or questions regarding childcare; please contact the Child Development Home’s office.

CDH Providers are trained on developmentally appropriate practices and required to use a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

In addition, we support Providers' professional growth and development through ongoing assessments, training, and quality improvement plans.

CDH Providers must demonstrate annually that they meet all of the Navy certification requirements before they are approved to operate a CDH.

All certified CDH Providers are eligible and encouraged to obtain accreditation through the National Association for Family Child Care.

As a reminder, per OPNAVINST 1700.9E, any individual caring for other families' children for a total of ten or more hours per week on a regular basis, paid or unpaid, must be a certified CDH provider. One child for one hour equals one child care hour. Providing child care in government quarters is a privilege extended only to Navy CDH Certified Providers. Repeat unauthorized care may result in loss of housing privileges.

The Child Development Home Program is seeking self-motivated and fun loving individuals to operate their own business providing childcare services to support the local base community. If you are living in government owned housing looking for a rewarding career while staying at home caring for your own children, should consider becoming a Navy Certified Child Development Home Provider. You choose the number of children that you care for and set your own hours. There is no fee for the certification training. The CDH program provides a lending library for furniture, toys, and equipment. You can earn college credits, a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and become accredited by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). Your certification and training will transfer with you to other military facilities. To become a Navy Certified Child Development Home Provider fill out this application and email, call, or stop by H12/Green St. SAC and talk to the Child Development Homes office.