Babysitting Classes
0900 to 1630 at the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Training Room, MCRD Parris Island or the Family Services Center, 63 East Laurel Bay Boulevard, Laurel Bay. Classes run until October 2016.
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Teen Adventure Camps for Military Children Information
This is a wonderful opportunity for our 14-18 year old military youth and there are several camps are designed specifically for youth with disabilities.
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Registration Fees Waived!
There are no registration fees for the Child Development Centers, Family Child Care, Youth Centers, or Hourly Care facilities.

Special Event Child Care
MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island are available to support a variety of units, Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) & other organization's with after-hours child care.
Organizations That Wish To
Schedule Care
Scheduling Event Click Here
After-Hours Children Youth Teen Agreement Click Here
Parents That Wish To
Reserve Care
Reserving Care Click Here
Statement of Special Needs Click Here
Registration Form Click Here




MCAS Beaufort
Tel: 843-228-7290
Monday - Friday: 0500 - 1900
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

MCRD Parris Island
Tel: 843-228-3514
Monday - Friday: 0500 - 1900
Saturday: 0500 - 1900
Sunday: Closed
Child Development Centers (CDC)
MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort

Come let your child experience the wonderful world of play through guided play and exposure to an array of stimulating age-appropriate activities that includes computers, arts and crafts, reading, listening centers and more! Your child will enjoy a full day of an enriching environment that will assist in building the foundation for their transition into school. Please call for more information or to make a reservation.

MCRD Parris Island Child Development Center

High quality early childhood programs for children age 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Hourly care is provided at a rate of $5.00/hour/child. There is no registration fee. Children that attend Monday thru Friday during 0500 - 1800 will receive a healthy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack but no meals are provided for special events and Saturdays.

MCAS Beaufort Child Development Center

We offer care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We also offer hourly care during the week which is by reservation only. While attending, children will be offered breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. All meals are designed to fulfill USDA guidelines.

Saturday Hourly Care

Reservations are required by the Wednesday of each week, which will help us adequately schedule the center's staff. For more information and/or to make a reservation please call 843-228-3514. South Carolina Certificate of Immunization is required.

Drop-In Registration Form Click Here
Current Child Development Center Rates Click Here

Family Child Care (FCC)
Tel: 843-846-2270 (during business hours)

Family Child Care (FCC) homes offer safe, high quality child care through high standards for quality and 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. Each professional FCC provider and their family must undergo a series of background screenings. The FCC provider must complete a comprehensive and extensive initial training, as well as on-going training. This program also provides the spouse of military dependents the opportunity to operate their own business while remaining in their home with their own children. The FCC professional provides much needed quality service to children and families of the military.

Please call Resource & Referral 843-228-7279 or the Family Child Care Director 843-846-2270 for referrals.

U.S. Marine Corps Family Child Care Program
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) sponsors the Enhanced Extended Child Care Program (EECC) to offer child care to eligible USMC sponsors in qualified emergency situations when they cannot use their regularly scheduled child care program. Qualified emergencies include unexpected duty assignments, family hospitalization, and family emergencies. Eligible sponsors include military families with employed spouses, single parents, and dual military families. Children must be 14 years or under to use the EECC program. EECC is provided in the home of a certified Family Child Care Provider. The USMC pays for the EECC program services, therefore approval from the Family Care Branch Manager is required. If a parent is available to provide care, EECC is not an option.

Enhance Extended Child Care (EECC):
843-338-1554 (Available 24/7)
Drop-In Child Care
Tel: 843-228-3514 (MCRD Parris Island) or 843-228-7290 (MCAS Beaufort)

MCAS Beaufort
Hourly care is available from 0500 - 1800 Monday through Friday. Families who need care must fill out a drop in packet and provide an up-to-date SC immunization form. Reservation may be made by calling the front desk 843-228-7290 no more than 2 weeks in advance. Children may not bring outside food into the center, as meals are provided by the center.

MCRD Parris Island
Hourly care is available from 0500 - 1800 Monday through Friday. Families who need care must fill out a drop in packet and provide an up-to-ate SC immunization form. Reservation may be made by calling the front desk 843-228-3514 no more than 2 weeks in advance. Children may not bring outside food into the center, as meals are provided by the center.

MCCS-SC Beaufort is committed to including children with special needs in regional Child Development Programs. Special needs may require smaller group size, a teacher or provider with special skills or training, or physical changes to a classroom or FCC home.
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Friendly Reminders for Parents

  1. Each child must have a current SC Certificate of Immunization on site at the time of care.
  2. Each child must have a registration form complete with Emergency Contacts.
  3. Dinner and Snacks are to be provided by the parents if the children will be at the center beyond 1800 or for Weekend events.
  4. Meals may not contain peanuts or peanut byproducts. 
  5. The meals may not require any cooking or microwaving.
  6. Children may not wear open-toed shoes, or jewelry for safety reasons.
  7. No cereal is to be mixed with formula for bottle-fed infants, and bottles must be prepared and labeled and dated.
  8. Parents of children with allergies / special needs should contact the facility that will be providing care in advance to take the proper steps prior to receiving care.
  9. We are a latex free facility, therefore, no latex is allowed in the facilities.
  10. Medication cannot be given to Hourly Care children. (Exceptions must be approved on a case by case basis prior to care)
  11. Unless you are registered through an Authorized paying organization, payment is expected at the time of services.
  12. For a complete copy of our Handbook, or if you have any additional questions, please stop by one of our programs.
Hourly Care Registration Download Drop-In Registration Form Click Here
Youth Centers
MCRD Parris Island, 501 Wake Blvd., Tel: 843-228-1669
Monday - Friday 0500 - 1900
Laurel Bay, Tel: 843-228-7640
Monday - Friday 0500 - 1900

A safe haven for school age children offering recreation activities, and before and after school programs. The facility boasts a full sized gymnasium, playground, arts and craft room, game room and teen center. Affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America. MCCS SC Youth Program mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring individuals. Their goal is to provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationship with caring adult professionals, and offer life-enhancing programs that promote character development. Rates are based on Total Family Income.

School Year Registration for Youth
Registration for all currently enrolled school age care families. Please call MCRD Parris Island Youth Center or Laurel Bay Youth Center to register.

Youth Center Rates Information Click Here
Children, Youth and Teen Programs Brochure Click Here

MCCS-SC Children, Youth and Teen Programs announces its Participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Click Here

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