CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER                    
 

The Child Development Center is designed to meet the needs of our children in a safe, loving environment. Each child is respected and accepted for his/her individuality. Our programs are designed to meet the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of each child. Activities are offered each day to stimulate a child’s creativity, natural need for exploration, and self-discovery.

Hours/Days of Operation

Hours are set to meet the needs of the majority of our U.S. Coast Guard customers. Currently 0630-1700. The center is open Monday through Friday and closed on all federal holidays as well as a number of other days which are specified in the Parent's Handbook (see below)."  Emergency closings (e.g. inclement weather) are announced via telephone hotline  609-898-6700.

Capacity

The Center's capacity is set in accordance with the standards set by National Association for the Education of Young Children. We can educate 96 children. They are divided into the following categories: 

  • Infants  - 2 classes of eight (8)
  • One Year Olds – 2 classes of ten (10)
  • Two Year Old Tots (30mos) – one class of fourteen (14)
  • Transitional Pre School Three Year Olds – 1 class of twenty-one (21)
  • Pre-K - one class of twenty-four (24)
 

Fees

Fees are based on a sliding scale of total family income.  The US Coast Guard uses the DOD definition of income and can be found on page 12 of the Parent Handbook.

 

Effective 2018, the Child Development Center Rates will be as follows:

Tier Category Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Tier 1 $0 - $31,794 $64 $276
Tier 2 $31,795 - $38,604 $74 $320
Tier 3 $38,605 - $49,959 $90 $390
Tier 4 $49,960 - $62,448 $104 $450
Tier 5 $62,449 - $79,482 $120 $520
Tier 6 $79,483 - $91,918 $138 $600
Tier 7 $91,919 - $108,138 $150 $650
Tier 8 $108,139 - $135,220 $162 $700
Tier 9 $135,221 - and up $173 $750
Public under 2 yrs $203 $880
Public over 2 yrs $185 $800
2 Day Pre-K (Active Duty) ----- $250
3 Day Pre-K (Active Duty) ----- $390
2 Day Public ----- $325
3 Day Public -----  $468   

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