Child & Youth

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) consist of four basic types of care: Child Development Centers (CDCs), Child Development Homes (CDHs), School-age Care (SAC) and Youth and Teen Programs. CYP staff have received extensive training for childcare and are required to maintain continuing education to ensure the most up to date childcare can be provided.  All child care programs are open to Active Duty Service members, DoD civilians and contractors. Fees are based on total family income and vary for full time care.


Military families seeking child care within Naval District Washington can make a request online at is a DoD, centralized website which allows families to search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, making it easier to find child care. Simply create an account online at Then search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request(s). The program will contact you when space becomes available.

To get started, visit For questions/support, call 855-696-2934. 


Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) provides fee assistance for U.S. Navy Active Duty and Civilian families who are unable to access on-installation child care. Child Care Aware® of America is working with the U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs to help families find and afford child care that suits their unique needs. Through the fee assistance program, eligible U.S. Navy families are authorized to receive monthly fee assistance to help offset the cost of child care in their communities. 

As of 3/1/2016, the U.S. Navy will open fee assistance enrollment to qualified U.S. Navy Civilians paid through appropriated and non-appropriated funds. U.S. Navy Civilians who intend to apply for community child care fee assistance will qualify for the Military Child Care In Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) program, and must adhere to all program requirements before monthly child care fee assistance can be approved.

How to Apply

For questions/support, call 1-800-793-0324 ext.361.


Make payments, hourly care reservations and so much more online through CYP Online Services! Hourly care is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. The cost is $4 per hour. New patrons must complete a registration packet before using the online system. Download a registration packet here or pick one up at your local center.

Navy CYP Facilities are not located at NSA Washington. The facilities listed below are located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.