Child Development Homes (CDH)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT HOMES:
(504) 678-3232, locations and times vary.
The Child Development Homes (CDH) program is an extension of the Child Development Center (CDC) program. These homes are independent business enterprises operated by Navy certified military family members in their own homes.
The CDH program has an open door policy and allows young children to receive the same early start in learning just as the CDC provides, but in a home-like environment, while providing continued support to parents and military readiness. Providers may live either on or off base and may care for up to six children (including their own) under the age of eight. Providers must maintain current CPR and First Aid certification maintain current liability insurance and pass monthly inspections by the CDH Program Director/Monitor. They also prepare meals in accordance with the USDA Food Program guidelines. Providers receive continuous monthly trainings on age appropriate activities for young children and professional ethics.
A subsidy program is available to provide weekly rates that are similar to those of the CDC for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The CDH program offers full day, hourly, drop-in, before and after school, special needs, weekend and night care.