Edwards provides 1,650 hours of care

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  • By Amanda Molnar
  • 95th Force Support Squadron
The Child Development Center is a home away from home for many Edwards children. 

The center provides full-time care to more than 200 children from the age of 6 weeks to 5 years. 

While full-time care is great for the majority of working parents, sometimes families only need occasional care for their children, and it is not always easy to find a safe place to leave their child. This is where the Edwards CDC and Family Child Care program come to the rescue. This month alone, more than 50 families received about 1,500 hours of hourly care in the CDC program and 150 hours in the family child care program. 

Edwards CDC offers an Hourly Care program allowing parents to use the center on an as needed basis between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents can drop off their children while they get some chores done, go Christmas shopping, attend a doctor appointment or just have lunch with friends. The Family Child Care program offers more flexible hours to include weekends and evenings for children ages 6 weeks to 9 years. 

To use the Child Development Center program, parents must pre-register and make a reservation for their child to attend. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. The CDC staff suggest reservations be made as early as possible to ensure placement as space is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the CDC is full at the time of the requesting hourly care, they can refer parents to one of the many family child care providers offering hourly care in their home. 

For more information, call 275-TOTS or the FCC Coordinator at 275-4FCC.