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 - 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.
Child Development Center
Hanscom AFB 01731
Saturday, Sunday, US Holidays: Closed
For complete information and to register, please go to MilitaryChildCare.com, 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
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.