CDC: A job perk for DLA employees with young children

Child Development Centers: A job perk for DLA employees with young children

By Beth Reece Feb. 27, 2019 — Roxanna Ramos cares for babies at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Child Development Center, one of five centers at DLA major subordinate commands. Roxanna Ramos cares for babies at the Defense Logistics Agency’s Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Child Development Center, one of five centers at DLA major subordinate commands. Hardly a child noticed when three of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Child Development Centers went from being contractor-operated to government-run in 2017. Minus a few new toys and fresh paint, most things stayed the same, including the staff.

And that’s just what parents like Anastasia Prado of DLA Energy wanted.

“The CDC teachers genuinely love our children, and they’re the ones who raise them when we’re at work,” she said. “They teach them to use the bathroom and kiss their boo-boos, so it was really important to me and a lot of the other parents to make sure they were going to be able to stay on”. Morale, Welfare and Recreation representatives who oversaw the centers shared parents’ concern.

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