Child & Youth

Child and Youth Program (CYP) provide high quality child care programs and services that support eligible families.  All programs are designed to enrich your child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development.  CYP Professionals work in partnership with parents to meet each individual child's needs in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.

  • Accessibility:   CYP are offered on Defense Logistics Agency installations within the continental United States.
  • Affordability:  Families are supported with affordable programs.  CYP services are based on household income.
  • Eligibility:  Programs are available to active duty military, activated reservists and guardsmen, DoD civilian personnel, and DoD contractors.
  • Quality:  Programs are among the highest quality in the nation.

Child Development Centers (CDC) are designed to meet the individual developmental needs of eligible children by offering quality child care.  Programs provide low adult-to-child ratios that support quality experiences for young children and onsite Training and Curriculum Specialists who mentor and foster professional development of CYP Professionals.

  • CDCs use The Creative Curriculum, a standard curriculum model designed to support individualized planning for children while guiding their learning as meaningful and purposeful experiences. This research-based curriculum approach fosters early brain development and school success thus providing continuity for military families adapting to frequent moves between installations.
  • CDCs are DoD certified, nationally accredited and meet the highest quality of early childhood program standards and criteria.
  • Each CDC supports parent involvement and works to ensure the inclusion of all children.
  • Youth Programs include activities such as arts and crafts, games, recreational sports, fitness and a variety of special events.
  • CDCs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


MCC(3) (MCC) was designed to simplify and improve the child care request process across all Services, including the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). MCC provides a single online gateway for Active Duty Military and DoD Civilian families to access military-operated child care options worldwide. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location.

DLA Child Development Center locations:


Columbus, OH
DSCC Child Development Center
Building 12 
3990 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218

Phone: 614-692-2852


Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages Served: 0-5 years old

San Joaquin, CA
San Joaquin CDC
Lowell Avenue
Tracy, CA 95304
Phone: 209-839-4901


Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages Served: 0-5 years old


Ft. Belvoir, VA

HQC Child Development Center
8715 Wills Rd. Bldg. 2468,
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703-767-0400


Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages Served: 0-5 years old



Susquehanna, PA
New Cumberland Child Development Center
Building 255, G Ave.
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA 17070
Phone: 717-770-7360


Hours of Operation: M-F: 5:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Ages Served: 0-5 years old



Richmond, VA
Bettye Ackerman-Cobb CDC
Building #17, 4th and H Street
Richmond, VA 23297-5100
Phone: 804-279-6694


Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages Served: 0-5 years old



**DLA Child Development Centers are certified through the Department of Defense (DOD) and accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).