Child Development Center

A Beautiful Place to Grow

Child Care You Can Trust

The Child Development Center assists military and civilian personnel in balancing the demands of family life while accomplishing the Department of Defense (DoD) mission.

The CDC promotes the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of children through recreational and educational programming using the Air Force Creative Curriculum. We offer quality and affordable services for eligible children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

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Positions Available

  • GS-05 Education Technicians
  • NAF – Entry Level Child & Youth Program Assistant (HS Diploma Needed)
  • NAF – Intermediate ​Level Child & Youth Program Assistant (15 Semester Hours in early childhood education above the HS level and 6 months of work experience in an early childhood setting)
  • NAF – Target ​Level Child & Youth Program Assistant (30 Semester Hours in early childhood education above the HS level or a CDA and 1 year of experience working with children in an early childhood setting)
  • Leader ​Level Child & Youth Program Assistant (AA in Early Childhood Education, CDA or 30 Semester Hours in early childhood education above the high school level, and 1.5 years of experience in an early childhood setting

Valuable Incentives

  • 100% discount for first child; 25% discount for additional children for staff working over 15 hours per week
  • Use of Fitness Center & Base Exchange
  • Paid Leave (for regular part-time & full time employees)
  • Health Benefits

Early Learning Matters

The CDC is a Department of Defense certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. As a quality early childhood program, the curriculum offered has the goal of building a basic positive foundation for education in the areas of math, science, literacy, and the arts while encouraging age-appropriate social and emotional development.

Our Staff

Our programs employ staff who have the qualifications and training required to protect the health and safety of children and provide a program of developmentally appropriate activities. Each program is provided oversight by the Child and Youth Programs Flight Chief and is under the direction of a Child Development Center Director. Directors must have a 4-year degree or an equivalent from an accredited college or university. The degree must be in child development, early childhood education, or a related field including, but not limited to education, social work, home economics or psychology.

Request Care

Military families will complete a Request for Care at MilitaryChildcare.com, a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care.

Families can expect standardized procedures for effective waitlist management and expedited placement of children.

If you accept a space in the Child Development Center you will be given instructions on the registration process.

Child Care Fees

Fees are based on the DoD and Department of the Air Force (DAF) annual fee policy and on total family income (TFI). Parent fees may not be adjusted more than once a year. Please call 377.​3237 for information on registration and fees or visit the DAF Child & Youth website.

Child Care Priorities

Installations must follow priorities in accordance with DoDI 6060.02. For more information, please visit the DAF Child & Youth website.

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board is to provide input, feedback, and recommendations to the CYP staff and leadership regarding the quality and effectiveness of child and youth programs and services provided on Eielson AFB.


The Parent Advisory Board is ​a group of parents that have children enrolled in CYP services. The PAB acts only in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services.

Program Development

The Parent Advisory Board selects a Chairperson, a parent. The Parent Advisory Board meets at least quarterly to better serve the children by developing new programs and initiatives.


If you are interested in attending the Parent Advisory Board meeting, please contact us HERE.

2024 dates coming soon!


PAB members provide support to other parents by sharing information and resources related to child and youth programs. Parents are always welcome to visit and assist with their child’s care to the extent that their duty permits.