Local

August 3, 2012

CDC, packed with mini ’Bolts

Tags:
Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Emalynn, left, 8 months, daughter of Master Sgts. Zar and Candi Manabat, 56th Force Support Squadron, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron; and Ivana, 9 months, daughter of Senior Airman Rickey Jackson, 56th MOS, share toys in the 6 weeks to 1-year-old room at the Child Development Center. There are four classrooms with babies in this age group.

The Child Development Center provides a safe, supervised environment for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children that provides activities that entertain and assist the growth of children.

Reading, manipulative play, music, painting, water play, sand tables and outdoor play, when weather permits, are some of the activities available at the CDC. Playground equipment is shaded during warm summer months.

The CDC is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on holidays and weekends.

Toddlers from the adventure classroom eat breakfast at the table. The CDC provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.

There is generally a waiting list to sign-up at the center. The waiting list and eligibility criteria are used to determine placement. Special circumstances will be determined on a case by case basis.

Rates are determined on household income and are divided into nine categories. Rates also differ based on the child’s age.

Full-time care and drop-in hourly care is also offered for children 6 months and older on a space-available basis. Drop-in care is $4 an hour per child with a minimum of two hours per visit. After the first two hours the rates are charged in half-hour increments. The center also has an active sublet program for parents seeking care.

For more information, call the CDC office at (623) 856-6339.

For more photos, go to luke.af.mil for the Luke Facebook link.

Children ages 2 and 3 draw with chalk in the outdoor play area. There are four classroom age groups: 6 weeks to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 5 years.

Elijah White, 19 months, son of Capt. Jamie Cherup, 56th Medical Operations Squadron, plays in the sandbox.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Pg-1-photo-150612-F-EC705-058

Emerald Knights go out with bang

Emerald Knights watch a burning piano during the 308th Fighter Squadron inactivation party June 12 at Luke Air Force Base. The 308th FS and aircraft maintenance unit have packed up and are transitioning to the 314th FS standing...
 
 
2_lemery_d2

Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As ...
 
 

Solve problems at lowest level

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some...
 

 

News Briefs June 26, 2015

607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald Canny in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Hangar 999.   CMS change of command Maj. Scott Hall will relinquish command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Anthony Sutton in...
 
 

Fighting Falcons arrive at Holloman

Courtesy photo Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base arrive in formation June 16 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 308th FS has inactivated and the soon to be activated 314th FS assumes the 308th FS mission of training F-16 pilots as a 56th Fighter Wing...
 
 
5_Courtesy-photo

Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Courtesy photo Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>