Child Development Centers (CDC)
Come let your child experience the wonderful world of toddlers 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 preschool environment that will assist in building the foundation for their transition into school. Please call for more information or to make a reservation. 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.
|Family Child Care (FCC)
Tel: 843-846-2270 (during business hours), Tel: 843-597-1930 (after 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.
|Drop-In Child Care
Tel: 843-846-3514 (MCRD Parris Island) or 843-228-7290 (MCAS Beaufort)
MCAS Beaufort CDC does offer hourly care for eligible families. The Drop-in room is open at 0500 and closes daily at 1800. This service is available Monday-Friday. Families who need care must fill out a drop in packet and provide an up to date SC immunization form. Reservation can 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, all meals are provided by the center. MCRD Parris Island CDC is open in building 504 between the hours of 0500-1800 Monday-Friday. Please call to reserve space. Maximum usage 30/hours/week at $4.00/hour/child. SC Certificate of Immunization required for all children. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance by calling 843-228-3514.
|Latch Keys Open Recreation Program
MCRD Parris Island, Tel: 843-228-1669, Monday - Friday 1500 - 1800, Laurel Bay, Tel: 843-228-7640, Monday, Tuesday and Friday 0500 - 1800, Wednesday and Thursday 1800 - 2000
Latch Keys Open Recreation Program is available to children 10-12 years old to assist with homework, and join fun activities such as pool, foosball and outdoor activities, Boys and Girls club of America programs, computer and Play Station II games. Soda and snack machine are available at the facilities.
MCRD Parris Island, 501 Wake Blvd., Tel: 843-228-1669, Monday - Friday 0500 - 1800, Monday - Friday Latch Key 1500 - 1800, Laurel Bay, Tel: 843-228-7640, Monday, Tuesday and Friday 0500 - 1800, Wednesday and Thursday 1800 - 2000, Saturday (Ages 13-18) 1500 - 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 base upon 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.