Child Development Center (CDC)

The RAF Croughton Child Development Center provides full-time weekly contracted childcare and hourly childcare to children 6 weeks through 5 years of age.

Children of military, DoD civilians and State Department may use the center according to Air Force Instruction 34-144. This handbook will answer many of your questions about our services and inform you of some of our policies and procedures.

The CDC does not discriminate against race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and/or disability of children, parents, or employees. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the program at any time. We look forward to working with you and your child.

Program Philosophy

Child Development Center practices are based on knowledge of child development and early childhood education. We support the development of the whole child, meaning, all the areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. Our program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Likewise, our program respects and supports ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children. We advocate for children, families and the early childhood professionals within our program.