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.
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:
All individuals will wear a mask; only exemption is children enrolled in the Child Development Centers.
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.
Anyone with a temperature will be denied access to the program. This also applies to a sibling in another program.
Five (5) questions will be asked:
Have you, your child, or anyone in your family had a fever in the last 24 hours?
Have you, your child, or anyone in your family experienced cough, chills, headache, or any other symptoms within the last 24 hours?
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?
Have you and your family traveled outside of the state of New Mexico within the last 14 days?
How are you and your family feeling now?
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.
WAITING LIST PRIORITIES FOR CDC & SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS
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
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.
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.