The Child Development Center staff at Robins provides full-time care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, of active duty military, Department of Defense civilians paid by either NAF or APF, reservists on active duty or during active duty training and Department of Defense Contractors. The CDC is accredited by the National Association of Education and Young Children and they provide high-quality early childhood programs in a safe and nurturing, home-like environment, while promoting the development and growth of children entrusted to their care.
The Robins CDC, in conjunction with Bright from the Start Department of Early Care and Learning, offers a pre-kindergarten program. Children who will be four years old by September 1 are eligible to participate in this program. Pre-K is offered to current patrons, then on a first-come, first-serve basis, and runs in conjunction with the Houston County Board of Education (HCBOE). Pre-K hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hourly care is offered when space is available. Parents can make reservations two weeks in advance up until the same day. If space is not available when you call, you will be placed on a waiting list and staff will notify you if space becomes available. Reservations are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee is $4 an hour per child. Hourly care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Give Parents a Break
Another way we take care of our families is through the “Give Parents A Break” program, which brings together the Child Development Center, Youth Programs and the Air Force Aid Society. Each program receives funding from the Air Force Aid Society. You must have a current referral and current immunizations. All other registration paperwork must be completed prior to reservations being made. Referrals can be obtained from your commander, first sergeant, family support center, base chaplain, medical group, youth programs or CDC employees. Reservations with completed paperwork must be made by noon the Thurs prior to care.
Parent As Partners (PAP)
The PAP includes parents from the Airman and Family Services Flight (AFSF).
The purpose of the PAP is as follows:
. The board functions in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services in all AFSF Programs.
. Improve staff and parent communications.
. Increase parent’s knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in AFSF activities.
. Increase parent participation and involvement in AFSF activities.
The PAP is required to meet with the A&FS Flight Chief and activity managers quarterly and with the Mission Support Group Commander at least annually.
For more information, future meeting dates or minutes from previous meetings, contact the CDC Directors.
Enrolling Your Child at the CDC
We consider ourselves one CDC, with two separate facilities. Full-time day care can be reserved by filling out a DD Form 2606, Request for Child Care. The program may have a waiting list for some age groups; if immediate care is not available for your child (ages 6 weeks to 5 years), please fill out a DD Form 2606, Request for Child Care and submit to the Resource and Referral (R&R) Office. The R&R Office manages the waiting list and will contact you when a vacant slot becomes available in the program. If the R&R staff call you about a vacant slot, you will have 24 hours to respond to the request.
CDC weekly rates are based on total family income. Upon enrollment at the CDC, you will be asked to bring in your most recent leave and earnings statement/pay statement. The staff will fill out a DD form 2652 for income verification. If you have immediate child care needs, contact Family Child Care.