Child Development Center

Staff to Child Ratios: Staff to child ratios are established by the Coast Guard and are as follows:

Infants (6 weeks to 12 months) 1:4

  • Toddlers (12 to 24 months) 1:5

  • Jr. Preschool (24 to 42 months) 1:7

  • Pre K (3 through 5 years) 1:12

The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:45am-5:00pm, Closed all Federal Holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. Special openings and closing hours will be advertised in the Plan of the Week and posted at the CDC.

2018 Holiday Closures

The purpose for Child Development Services Programs is to assist Coast Guard personnel, military and civilian, in balancing the competing demands of family life and the accomplishment of the Coast Guard mission, and to improve the economic viability of the family unit (COMDTINST M1754.15).

The Child Development Center’s mission is to support Coast Guard families by providing quality care in a positive, safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool aged children (children under the age of six), regardless of sex, race, culture, religion or national origin.

Since the Child Development Center (CDC) is located on federal property it is exempt from California State Licensing requirements. However, all Coast Guard Child Development Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and will meet their standards as well as COMDTINST M1754.15 regulations.

Dependent children of the Department of Homeland Security, other Military, and Federal employees may use Coast Guard Child Development Center.

Children will be accepted in Coast Guard CDCs according to the following priorities as determined by the status of the parent(s):

  1. CG active duty personnel, CG civilian employees (appropriated and non-appropriated funds), and Public Health Services (PHS) Officers who are on active duty orders to the CG.
    1. Single parents whether active duty, civilian or PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG.
    2. Dual active duty and or married civilian employees (working outside the home) or PHS Officers on active orders to the CG.
    3. Active duty, civilian, and PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG with a spouse actively seeking employment.
    4. Active duty, civilian, or PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG with a spouse attending full time school (enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours for spring.
  2. Active duty members and civilian employees of the Armed Forces (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force).
    1. Single parents whether active duty, civilian or PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG.
    2. Dual active duty and or married civilian employees (working outside the home) or PHS Officers on active orders to the CG.
    3. Active duty, civilian, and PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG with a spouse actively seeking employment.
    4. Active duty, civilian, or PHS Officers on active duty orders to the CG with a spouse attending full time school (enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours for spring.
  3. CG and DoD active duty personnel with a spouse enrolled fulltime in an accredited post-secondary institution.
  4. Federal employees & Military Retirees.
  5. Contractors and community members.

All children will be admitted based on the date of the completed application within each of the categories listed above.

All CDC forms will be completed for each child prior to enrollment and updated annually or as needed. Failure to turn in forms may result in the termination of contract.

The Application is available on-line at: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/uscg_childdev_register

In addition to the on-line application, please provide the following:

  • Child Health Form (Must be signed by a doctor) and the most current shot record for each child.
  • Two most recent LES or Civilian pay stubs.

Welcome Packet
CDC SOP

Each parent will go through an Orientation with the Administration staff before his or her child attends the CDC. Contracts, Standard Operating Procedures, payment information, health policy and other policies are gone over at this time to ensure that our parents have reviewed and are comfortable with the CDC policies.

Enrollment is based on eligibility and available space. Please call to determine vacancy. If space is unavailable, a $25 wait list fee applies. The wait list fee is then applied to the first month’s fee once space is offered. If you believe you will need CDC services, please call the CDC main office at 765-7334 and speak to a representative. As a reminder, we do not accept infants on the wait list until they are born.

DD-2606 Wait List