Child Development


Our Mission - To assist Department of Defense (DoD) military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, available and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth, birth through 18 years of age.


The CDC has immediate full-time openings for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The center provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language, and physical development of young children. Their goal is to support each child's needs and abilities and challenge them to reach their individual potential. They are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and follow the standards set by the Air Force Services Agency. Children of active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty, and DoD contractors are eligible. Priority is given to families who are either single parents or whose spouse is employed full-time or a full-time student. Fees are based on total family income. Let the CDC staff enhance the educational development of your child in a developmentally-appropriate atmosphere.


A current list of providers that offer in-home child care can be picked up at the Family Child Care office, building 1988, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., and also at the Child Development Center, building 1990, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information on the child care providers or on how to become a child care provider, please call 501-987-3156.

2015 Footprint of the Rock Art Contest

The Little Rock AFB Child and Youth Program is celebrating our Military Children and Youth with an art contest. The theme will be: "What being an Air Force Child or Youth means to me."

Winning Art will be on display at the Walters Community Center during April, Month of the Military Child.

Additionally, all entries will be posted on the Little Rock Air Force Base Facbook page during April 2015.

Contest start date: February 27, 2015

Closing date: March 27, 2015

Judging date: April 1, 2015

Winner announcement: April 4, 2015

Please use the artwork submission form here, and follow contest guidelines.

Good Luck!



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