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Child Development Center
MCAS Beaufort

1632 E. Laurel Bay Blvd.
Laurel Bay, SC 29906
H: Mon-Fri: 0630-1530
P: 843-228-7290

Child Development Center
MCRD Parris Island/ERR

Bldg. 504 • Wake Blvd.
MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905
H: Mon-Fri: 0630-1730
Hourly Care Mon-Fri: 0630-1730
P: 843-228-3514
Child and Youth Programs (CYP)

Child Development Centers (CDC)

At the CDCs, children have a full day in an enriching environment that builds the foundation for their transition into school. The CDCs engage children in guided play and an array of stimulating, age-appropriate activities that include computers, arts and crafts, reading, listening centers and more! Each CDC:

  • Serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Offers full-day, hourly care, and a part-day enrichment program for 3-5 year olds
  • Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum, furnishings, playgrounds and manipulatives
  • Requires that staff complete national agency checks and all required DoD annual training
  • Participates in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food program
  • Is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Is certified annually by the DoD

Registration for the CDCs, with the exception of Hourly Care, must be completed at

Military Child Care

Hourly Care

Reservations are required for hourly care and may be made up to 2 weeks in advance. Each child utilizing hourly care is offered the same developmentally appropriate curriculum, furnishings, playgrounds and manipulatives as regularly enrolled children.

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MCRD Parris Island School Age Care (SAC) Youth Center
Bldg. 501 • Wake Blvd.
MCRD Parris Island , SC 29905
H: Mon-Fri: 0630-1730
P: 843-228-1669

Laurel Bay School Age Care (SAC) Youth Center
Bldg. 1632 • 147 Althea St.
MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904
H: Mon-Fri: 0630-1730
P: 843-228-7640
School Age Care (SAC)

School Age Care

School Age Care (SAC)
The School Age Care (SAC) program is a nationally accredited child care service for children ages 5-12 needing care before and after school. SAC provides a safe, supervised and age-appropriate environment with individual and group activities that develop the social, emotional, cognitive and physical potential of children.

SAC also offers full-day hourly care on school holidays and teacher in-service days as well as day camps during extended school breaks.

Registration for the School Age Care Programs, with the exception of Hourly Care, must be completed at

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Contact information for current FCC Providers can be found on or by calling Resource & Referral
at 843-228-7279.
Family Child Care (FCC)

Family Child Care

FCC homes offer safe, high quality child care through well-trained staff in a family/home atmosphere with a small group of children in government housing. Care can include full day, part day, hourly or extended day care for parents that work non-traditional hours. FCC Providers:

  • Are certified and monitored by the Command
  • Are required to undergo background screenings
  • Undergo monthly unannounced inspections and annual comprehensive fire, safety and sanitation inspections
  • Must complete a comprehensive and extensive initial training, as well as on-going training
  • Participate in the USDA food program to ensure children receive nutritious, balanced meals and snacks while in care


Rates and hours of operation are determined by each individual Provider and may vary.

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MCAS Beaufort
Bldg. 1142 • Geiger Blvd.
MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904
H: Mon-Fri: 0800-1630
P: 843-228-7279
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Resource & Referral (R&R)

Resource and Referral (R&R) serves as the central enrollment registry to all eligible patrons seeking programs for children, youth and teens ages 6 weeks to 18 years. R&R assists parents and legal guardians by:

  • Providing information on available children, youth and teen programs/options on the installation and/or in the surrounding community
  • Monitoring CDC, SAC and FCC vacancies and waiting lists for on-base child care
  • Referring patrons to local community resources
  • Providing a list of available American Red Cross trained and certified baby sitters
  • And more!