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As a parent, who you entrust with the care of your children is critical.  Our JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Child Development Center’s (CDC) primary mission is to provide quality child care services to Team JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, which enables our Airmen to meet mission requirements worldwide with the knowledge that their children are in a safe, healthy environment that fosters individual development through independent and creative exploration of their world. The CDC is nationally accredited and staffed by well-trained professionals you can trust to care for your little ones ages six weeks to five years. Our center is truly developmental, with programs to enhance social skills, encourage children to think and reason, promote language and literacy, build physical development and skills, and much more!  

A Great Start Goes a Long Way

JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst families are invited to visit the Department of Defense (DoD) website designed to simplify access to childcare. (MCC) will help families create a household profile, conduct childcare searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location. Through, eligible families can search and request care for full-day and part-day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. 

At the Child Development Center (CDC), we have a passionate staff, a 21st-century curriculum, top-notch classrooms for kids, and a commitment from our hardworking families. All together this helps your children reach their full potential.

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Screening Process

Phase 1 Reopen Detail

Screening Process
  • Step 1: Staff evaluate themselves prior to arrival; also screen/temp check-in lobby prior to entering the facility 
  • Step 2: Temp checks in each Lobby (circles/stay in the car)
  • Step 3: Parents will confirm child does not have a fever, shortness of breath, or cough (PH screener/checklist)
  • Step 4: Staff will complete a visual inspection of the child for signs of illness; PH notified immediately if symptoms exist and members are turned away.
  • NOTE: Parents should plan to spend a minimum of 15 minutes for pick-up & drop-off


Parent Drop-Off & Pick-Up
  • Must wash hands upon entering the facility
  • Parents swipe in with key fob
  • Parents walk children to the classroom to reduce separation anxiety
  • Providers will receive children at the door
  • Parents will not enter the classroom
  • Parents will exit the facility


Cleaning & Protection
  • Add bleach given to staff for increased cleaning of commonly used/touched surfaces
    • Staff members wear masks the entire duty day
    • Toys that cannot be cleaned/sanitized will not be used (i.e. machine washable, sensory tables, shared sensory material)
    • Toys placed in a mouth will be set aside until cleaned
  • Each child’s bedding will be separated and stored in individually labeled bins, cubbies, or bags
  • Meals will be plated versus family-style dining
Sick Children / Staff: 
  • If someone is or becomes sick:
    • The child will be isolated into a separate room
    • The parent will be notified/child picked up immediately
    • The isolation room will be cleaned after the sick child has left
  • If COVID-19 is confirmed in a child or staff member:
    • Areas used by the person who is sick will be closed off
    • Outside doors/windows will be opened for air circulation
    • Staff will wait up to 24 hrs before cleaning
    • All areas used by the person who is sick will be cleaned
    • Parents will be notified (MCC)

Military and DoD civilian families can now search for child and youth care options through a single website! provides comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide. Families can search for the care they need and submit a request for care anytime, anywhere. This website replaces the waitlist process at Child Development Centers, Youth Programs and Family Child Care. For questions/support, call 855.696.2934.  

Just follow the four simple steps below:

Create an Account:  Go to to create an account containing information about your family, or login using an existing username and password.

Search and Request Care:  Search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your requests for care.

Manage Requests:  You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world. 

Update Profile:  Keep your My Profile page up-to-date with important information.

CDC Training Programs at CDC


A Training and Curriculum Specialist will conduct training for Child and Youth Staff on skill-building for developmentally appropriate interactions with the children and youth in their care.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice 

Every Thursday from 2:15 to 3:15 pm at the CDC Multi-purpose room. The Training and Curriculum Specialist will conduct training for Child and Youth Staff on skill-building for developmentally appropriate interactions with the children and youth in their care.

Family Morale Organization/Advisory Forum

Every Tuesday from 4 to 5 pm Family member-led forum provides discussion sessions addressing program operations that are performed well and operations that could be performed better, and developing and implementing family member involvement initiatives on a quarterly basis.


Joined National Health & Safety Partners to eliminate "Forgotten Child" deaths

For more information, go to: & Be sure to NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE in a car.

For more information, contact Darleen M. White at (609) 562-2371/3878

Meet the Military & Family Life Consultant


CDC II is located at Bldg. 2414 on Tuskegee Airmen Avenue offers opportunities for parents to meet the Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) in the Center’s lobby from 4 pm to 5 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

All parents are welcome. No registration is necessary.

For more information, please contact CDC II at (609) 754-3661.

Child Development Centers • Youth Programs • School Age Centers
Positions Starting at $17.39/hr

Come Join Our Team as a
Child and Youth Program Assistant

Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) is accountablefor the whereabouts and safety of children and youth.Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants. Assists in preparing age-appropriate activities; supervises children and youth during indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events; arranges and serves snacks/meals. Executes work in accordance with policies and regulations. May be requiredto transport children in government vehicles.

To apply:

  • Login or create a new profile on
  • Under Keywords, search for "Child and Youth Program Assistant"
    • Tip - enter "08641" under Location to narrow down your search
  • Select the position you desire and apply!
    • Please upload a resume to be considered. Any supporting documentation may also be uploaded during this process.
Benefits of working with CDC • YP • SAC
  • 100% childcare fee discount for all Child and Youth Programdirect care staff members for their first enrolled child& 25% for any additional child

  • Ability to increase in Child and Youth Program Assistant levels through completion of on-site module training at no cost to the employee which include an increase in the basic rate of pay.

  • Access to on-base facilities to include tax-free gas pumps, golf courses, bowling facilities, pools, restaurants ,arts and crafts centers, etc.

  • Tuition Assistance Programs available to employees after 1 year of federal service (NAF, APF, AAFES, or DECA)

  • Tuition Assistance Program covers courses related to occupational and institutional competencies, special interest needs, and readiness(covered up to $750 per course

For assistance with applying or resume building, contact the NAF Human Resource Office directly!

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Child Development Centers

  • Bldg. 2430 Can Do Way JB MDL McGuire

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Fri
      6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Bldg. 2414 Tuskegee Airmen Avenue JB MDL McGuire

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Fri
      6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Bldg. 1188 Juliustown Road JB MDL Dix

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Fri
      6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Bldg. 657 Berry Road JB MDL Lakehurst

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Fri
      6:45 am - 5:30 pm