Child Development Center (CDC)

Facility hours of operation and other restrictions may apply at this time due to Covid Mitigation Measures. Please contact the facility directly to find out current hours, services and patron eligibility.


(504)678-3654, located in Bldg. 528. Mon-Fri 0700-1600.
The Child Development Center (CDC) provides full-time and drop-in care for ages 6 weeks - 5 years. The CDC is a full-time care facility, offering outstanding care and meals (breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack) as part of the program. This program is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, and strives to promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, while responding to the needs of the family. Some of the activities children have the opportunity to participate in include: creative art, music, fine and gross motor skills development, sand and water play, songs and finger play, story times, readiness skills for math, reading and writing, dramatic play and activities to promote positive social skills and self-image. Children have free choice in selecting activities. Children will also be involved in “play” and will learn the following: selecting, experimenting, classifying, measuring, discussing, validating, enjoying, participating, testing, questioning, organizing, observing, improving, discovering and constructing.

The fee structure for full-time care is based on total family income as regulated by Department of Defense instructions. Hourly or drop-in care is limited due to space availability. Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance. Hourly care is offered based on availability.

 Visit to request childcare and to find hourly care.