Child Development Center (CDC)



Child Development Center

Bldg. 1994

Hanscom AFB 01731


781-225-2620 (Fax)


Military Child Care
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS-19. The 66th Force Support Squadron will suspend operations at the Child Development Center effective March 25 at noon. Officials will re-evaluate its status by April 6. This decision aligns with Massachusetts and on-base schools that are currently closed and will not impact any families at the current time. While FSS is suspending Child Development Center operations, the facility will remain in a "warm status." If a mission essential need arises for families currently enrolled in the CDC, a unit can make a request through its unit control center to the crisis action team. Units can contact the CAT to identify what information will be required and will need to provide 48-72 hours advance notice.
The Child Development Center (CDC) assists military and civilian personnel in balancing the demands of family life and accomplishing the DoD mission. We offer quality and and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth, birth through 18 years of age. The CDC offer full-time and hourly care on a space available basis for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our DoD-certified center has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Child Development Center Fees are based on DoD guidelines according to the Military Child Care Act of 1989.
For complete information and to register, please go to, a DoD website for military families seeking child care. This single online gateway provides access to comprehensive information on military-operated and military-subsidized child care options worldwide. It enables families to search for and request or full- and part-time care, manage their requests, and update their profile online. Requests for hourly care will be handled by the CDC until further notice.
Application / Registration Process
Waiting List

Children will be placed on a waiting list according to the Family Types and Priorities Handout.


Families on the waiting list will be contacted when a child care space becomes available and will have 24 hours to accept the space. If no contact is made within 24 hours or the space is refused by the sponsor, the space will be offered to the next family on the waiting list.


Once you have been notified and have accepted a space in the Center you will be given instructions on the registration process. It will include completing an acceptance letter, registration packet and scheduling parent orientation prior to starting the program. Parents must also submit up-to-date immunizations record with the registration packet.

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 66 Force Support Squadron

Hanscom Air Force Base, MA 01731