Army Child Development Centers (CDC) are known as the "benchmark for the Nation". We are committed to upholding this national statement, while supporting the families of the Fort Gordon community.
The Fort Gordon Main CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our program provides a consistent, safe, and nurturing environment for children. Our curriculum and age appropriate activities will promote the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive growth of your child. All programs are staffed with competent, trained and nurturing Lead Child and Youth Program Assistance (CYPA), CYPA’s and Education Technicians.
Full day developmental programs are offered for infants, pre-toddlers, toddlers, and preschool children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
The program also offers hourly care services by reservation, on a space available basis, to parents who need care on an intermittent basis for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
The Army’s Child and Youth Services’ Strong Beginnings pre-kindergarten program, designed for 4- to 5-year-old children, prepares young students for school with lessons in everything from science and technology, math, social studies, reading and writing skills and social skills. The program – which is three hours long, five days a week – is provided in child development centers’ full-day wrap around program for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be registered with CYS. Strong beginnings fees will be based upon total family income according to the U.S Army fee Policy.