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Child Development Center (CDC)

Mission

To provide quality child care that promotes an environment that is nurturing, loving, trusting, secure, safe, healthy and positive.

Program Overview

We provide quality full-time and hourly child care for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Additionally, small ratio groups are available for addressing the individualized needs of each child. Our specialized and trained staff have a strong educational foundation for early childhood practices and theories. Our staff insures all children receive the proper nurturing, respect and social interaction skills regardless of family background, race, gender or culture. We give our children the opportunity to make friends, to explore and to experiment through a variety of play activities.

Who is Eligible

Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Child Development Center (CDC) accepts children ages six weeks to kindergarten. Children of active duty military personnel, appropriated and non-appropriated Department of Defense (DoD) civilian personnel, Reservists and National Guard on active duty or during inactive duty training (must submit active duty orders), and DoD contractors working at Fort Detrick and Forest Glen may use services provided by the program. The CDC program enhances the development of children socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically. The staff develops an atmosphere in which program assistants and children work together to make children’s time away from home happier and more secure.  Fort Detrick and Forest Glen CDC are nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC).

Training and Curriculum

The Training and Curriculum Specialists (TACS) ensure the curriculum provided in our programs is age appropriate and provides developmental learning activities. The TACSs also plan, track, and provide training for employees and parents. Each center has 1-2 TACS depending on the size of the facility. They monitor the execution of the program requirements, ensure staff training, assess environmental and program quality, role model developmentally appropriate practices, and work cohesively with the specified Program Director. We are currently using Creative Curriculum in our classrooms. To learn more, please visit the Creative Curriculum web site for additional information.

Strong Beginnings Pre-K

The Army's Pre-Kindergarten program, “Strong Beginnings - Building Foundations for Learning,” focuses on language, reading, mathematics, science, computers, social studies, the arts and helps prepare children for kindergarten. The Pre-K program operates 3 hours per day, Monday - Friday, from 830am-1130am with before and after care as a wrap around service to support the full CDC operating hours of 6am-6pm.

Please contact Parent Central Services for more information.

Registration and Fees

Children must be registered before enrolling in the Child Development Center Programs. Parent can register at Parent Central Services.

2022 - 2023 CYS CDC Fee Structure Chart

Fees are based on total family income.

More Child & Youth Services

Spring Soccer League

Ages 3-5 The teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1700-1745 at the Youth Soccer Field on Sultan Drive. Shin guards required. Parent meeting March 12 Registration can be completed via WebTrac or at Parent Central Services located at 949A Sultan Dr. (301) 619-7100 (hours of operation 0900-1600) Up to date sports physical to register. Cost to participate is $30. Register by 7 April 2022. Age groups U-8 and U-10 Open to all eligible Fort Detrick children ages 6 - 10 years old The teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1730-1830 at the Outdoor Soccer field on Sultan Dr. Registration can be completed via WebTrac or at Parent Central Services located at 949A Sultan Dr. (301) 619-7100 (hours of operation 0900-1600) Cost to participate is $55. Register by 1 April 2022. Age groups U12 Open to all eligible 5th and 6th grade Fort Detrick children The teams will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1730-1830 at the Outdoor Soccer field on Sultan Dr. Travel will be required around Fredrick County for games on Saturdays Registration can be completed via WebTrac or at Parent Central Services located at 949A Sultan Dr. (301)619-7100 (hours of operation 0900-1600) Participants must have a Health Assessment/Sports Physical Statement (HASP) Cost to participate is $65. Register by 25 March 2022. COVID-19 Protocols will be followed

May 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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CYS MST & SAC School Year

The School Age Center offers Full-day care on most days out of school Open to eligible children in grades K-5 Cost based on Total Family Income Breakfast & Snack served daily at 0700 and 1600 955 Sultan Drive The Middle School Teen Program provides full-day care on most days out of school Open to eligible children in grades 6-12 Cost based on Total Family Income Breakfast & Snack served daily Afternoon Walk-In is Free 955 Sultan Drive

May 18
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Middle School & Teen and Kindergarten & School Age Summer Camp

Camp is coming soon!  9 weeks of Camp: June 13-August 12. Registration is OPEN!

We are excited to present our Summer Camp program filled with indoor/outdoor activities such as water play, archery, fishing, hiking, and local outdoor field trips (hopefully), and so much more!

For more information please contact the School Age & Middle School/Teen Center at 301-619-2901. If you would like to register your child for Summer Camp, please contact our Parent Central Services office at 301-619-7100. All CDC/COVID-19 protocols are being followed

Jun 13

Middle School & Teen and Kindergarten & School Age Summer Camp

Camp is coming soon!  9 weeks of Camp: June 13-August 12. Registration is OPEN!

We are excited to present our Summer Camp program filled with indoor/outdoor activities such as water play, archery, fishing, hiking, and local outdoor field trips (hopefully), and so much more!

For more information please contact the School Age & Middle School/Teen Center at 301-619-2901. If you would like to register your child for Summer Camp, please contact our Parent Central Services office at 301-619-7100. All CDC/COVID-19 protocols are being followed

Jun 13
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