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Child Development Center

Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the importance of providing families with access to quality, affordable child development programs. Child care is a work force issue that directly impacts the efficiency, readiness, and retention of the total force. All programs are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and are certified by the Department of Defense USDA Child Care Food Program. 



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Patterson Avenue, Bldg. 648 & 650

Bldg 648:(575) 572 - 7505

Bldg 650:(575) 572 - 7551

Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closed on National Holidays, Federal Holidays and Base Down/Family Days

New Procedures for Child and Youth Services in response to COVID:

  1. All individuals will wear a mask; only exemption is children enrolled in the Child Development Centers.

  2. Temperatures of all individuals entering the facilities will be taken.  This includes, but is not limited to, children/youth, family members, staff, visitors, contractors, etc.

  3. Anyone with a temperature will be denied access to the program.  This also applies to a sibling in another program.

  4. Five (5) questions will be asked:

    1. Have you, your child, or anyone in your family had a fever in the last 24 hours?

    2. Have you, your child, or anyone in your family experienced cough, chills, headache, or any     other symptoms within the last 24 hours?

    3. To your knowledge, has anyone in your household been exposed to or in contact with anyone testing positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days?

    4. Have you and your family traveled outside of the state of New Mexico within the last 14 days?

    5. How are you and your family feeling now?

Students with Masks

Anyone answering yes to the above questions will be denied access and referred to Public Health.


  5.  A table has been set up at the entry ways and social distancing is required, while awaiting the above process.

  6.  We are requesting older siblings be dropped off in their classrooms first, as to aid in minimizing possible
       hazards/chokables from being brought into the young children’s classrooms.

  7.  Classrooms are now designed as Pods; meaning two (2) classroom will work as one.  For example, rooms 1 and 2 are
       one pod.  The staff members in those classrooms will operate together; covering leave, lunches, etc.  They will be the
       only staff members entering their pod/classrooms.  The only time an unassigned staff member will enter the classroom is
       in the event of an emergency.  This will aid in preventing the programs from being shut down.

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding, as this process will slow your drop off and pick up.  Our goal is to minimize the spread of COVID and lessen the disruption of the Holloman Community.





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Eligible patrons for AF Child & Youth Programs (CYP) include Active Duty military personnel, DoD civilians, either APF or NAF, DoD contractors and activated Reservists/National Guard. Eligibility will be verified using DoD ID cards, employment status and/or class schedule. 

When creating an account, you are required to acknowledge you are eligible for DoD child care services. Eligibility will be verified by your respective Child and Youth Program after an offer is accepted and prior to officially enrolling your child in the program. The eligibility verification process and required documentation, including employment verification, varies by installation. Note that 24/7 programs have unique eligibility requirements.

In accordance with DODI 6060.02 and AFI 34-144, the Holloman AFB Child Development and School-Age Programs waiting lists are prioritized as follow:


Active duty Military Service members, DoD civilian employees paid from APF or NAF, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident, and those acting in loco parentis on behalf of the aforementioned eligible patrons, where a non-working spouse, or in the case of a DoD civilian employee with a same-sex domestic partner, is enrolled in an accredited

post-secondary institution. After 90 days from the start of care, if the non-working spouse or domestic partner is no longer enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, their priority level will be changed to ‘space available.’ If the child is enrolled in the CDC/SAP and there is a waiting list for the child’s age group, the family will receive a two-week notice of termination.


Combat related wounded warriors; child development program direct care staff, single or dual active duty Military Service members, single or dual DoD civilian employees paid from APF or NAF, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident, and those acting in loco parentis on behalf of the aforementioned eligible patrons. With the exception of combat related wounded warriors, ALL eligible parents or caregivers residing with the child are employed outside

the home.


Active duty Military Service members, DoD civilian employees paid from APF or NAF, surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat related incident, and those acting in loco parentis on behalf of the aforementioned eligible patrons, where a non- working spouse, or in the case of a DoD civilian employee with a same-sex domestic partner, is actively seeking employment. After 90 days from the start of care, if the non-working spouse or domestic partner is not gainfully employed, their priority level will be changed to ‘space available.’ If the child is enrolled in the CDC/SAP and there is a waiting list for the child’s age group, the family will receive a two-weeks’ notice of termination.

Space Available

After meeting the needs of parents in priorities 1, 2, and 3, CYP’s shall support the need for full-time care for other eligible patrons such as active duty Military Service members with non-working spouses, DoD civilian employees paid from APF and NAF with

non-working spouses or same-sex domestic partners, eligible employees of DoD Contractors, Federal employees from non-DoD agencies, and military retirees on a space available basis. This full- time care is temporary, and will be terminated if a waiting list

is generated. In this category, CDPs may also authorize otherwise ineligible patrons in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1783, 1791 through 1800, 2809, and 2812 to enroll in the CDP to make more efficient use of DoD facilities and resources.


Parent will complete a DD Form 2606, Request for Child Care, to place their child(ren) on the CDC/SAP waiting list. Placement will be determined by the child(ren)’s age, families’ status and the date the DD Form 2606 is received by CYP staff.


DoD Child Development Programs (CDPs), which include Child Development Centers (CDC), School Age Care (SAC) Programs and Family Child Care/Child Development Homes (FCC/CDH), define age categories for children as: • Infant: 4 weeks through 12 months • Pretoddler: 13 through 23 months • Toddler: 24 through 35 months • Preschool: 3 through 5 years (or before entering kindergarten) • School Age: 6 through 12 years old, or attending kindergarten through sixth grade and enrolled in a SAC program


All DoD CDPs have strict oversight over programs and care options to assess quality and compliance with regulations and policies. Unannounced inspections, which include parent and staff feedback, occur no fewer than four times a year. Background checks are conducted on all individuals who interact regularly with children and youth, including FCC/CDH providers and those over age 12 living in a home where child care is provided. DoD CDPs must be certified by an approved external national accrediting body and meet established standards of quality to remain eligible to offer child care as a DoD CDP.


Some children may require more than routine or basic care, such as children with or who are at-risk of disabilities, chronic illnesses or physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions. MilitaryChildCare.com assists families with children with special needs in their search for care through a process that includes an Inclusion Action Team (IAT) and Military Service specific IAT protocols.
The IAT process supports reasonable accommodation by considering the needs of the child, the child care environment, staffing and training requirements, and the resources of the program. Programs welcome the opportunity to discuss each family's needs throughout your search process. More information is available by contacting the local program.


Each Service issues fee guidelines for CDC and SAC programs based on DoD fee guidance. Fees are based on Total Family Income (TFI) and apply to all children who attend the program on a regular basis. For more information on fees, please contact the program directly. Please see the annual CDC and SAC fees here.


To search for off-installation child care, please contact Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN), which provides fee assistance to eligible military families who are unable to access on-installation child care. Operated by Child Care Aware of America, MCCYN helps military families search for military-affiliated child care located off of installations in some locations. Select off-installation child care will be added to the MilitaryChildCare.com search in the near future. For additional information about MCCYN’s child care options, please contact http://usa.childcareaware.org/



Find out more about Holloman AFB Youth

Supervision Guidelines



Parent Handbook for CYP Programs
Application for DoD Child Care Fees
CDC and SAC Annual Fees
Cover Sheet
Military & Family Life Counselor Memo
Child Health Assessment
Hourly Care Contract
Hourly Care Registration Checklist
Part-Day Enrichment Program Agreement
Part-Day Enrichment Program Registration Checklist
AF Form 1181-Youth Flight Patron
CDC Standard Operating Procedure