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MCAS Beaufort CDC
Bldg. 1142 • Geiger Blvd.
MCAS Beaufort, SC 29904
H: Mon-Fri: 0500-1900
Payday Fri: 1900-2400
Hourly Care Mon-Fri: 0500-1800
P: 843-228-7290

MCRD Parris Island CDC
Bldg. 504 • Wake Blvd.
MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905
H: Mon-Sat: 0500-1900
Hourly Care Mon-Fri: 0500-1800
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
Registration for the CDCs, with the exception of Hourly Care, must be completed at MilitaryChildCare.com.

Hourly Care

Reservations are required by Wednesday of each week but no more than 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 Youth Center
Bldg. 501 • Wake Blvd.
MCRD Parris Island , SC 29905
H: Mon-Fri: 0500-1900
P: 843-228-1669

Laurel Bay Youth Center
Bldg. 1632 • Althea St.
Laurel Bay, SC 29906
H: Mon-Fri: 0500-1900
P: 843-228-7640
School Age Care (SAC)

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


Contact Us

P: 843-846-2270
Contact information for current FCC Providers can be found on MilitaryChildCare.com or by calling Resource & Referral
at 843-228-7279.
Family Child Care (FCC)

FCC homes offer safe, high quality child care through well-trained staff in a family/home atmosphere with a small group of children in either government housing or a private home off the installation in the Beaufort area (OFCC). 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

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

Contact Us

P: 843-338-1554 (24/7)
Enhanced Extended Child Care (EECC)

The Enhanced Extended Child Care Program (EECC) offers child care to military families with employed spouses, single parents and dual military families in emergency situations when their regularly scheduled child care program is unavailable. Qualified emergencies include unexpected duty assignments, family hospitalization and other family emergencies. Children must be 14 years or under to use the EECC program. EECC is provided in the home of a certified Family Child Care (FCC) Provider. EECC is paid for by the United Sates Marine Corps and requires approval from the Family Care Branch Manager for use.


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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!