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Discover a World of Care

We understand that your child's early years are a precious time of growth and discovery. Located right here at Fairchild AFB, our team of dedicated professionals are trusted experts in the art of nurturing young minds, from infants as young as 6 weeks to spirited 5-year-olds.

🌈 Where Learning is a Journey

Our programs are designed to be more than just child care; they're adventures in learning. We believe in fostering holistic development, enriching social skills, nurturing logic and reasoning abilities, promoting language and literacy, building physical prowess, and so much more!

Come and explore a world of possibilities with us, where every day is a new opportunity for your child to thrive and shine.


Hourly Care 

A Flexible Solution for Busy Families

Offered for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age at the CDC located on Fairchild. Hourly care meets the needs of customers who need care on an irregular basis such as short-term care for a doctor appointment, to work out, or to volunteer in the community, on a space-available basis. The requirements regarding eligibility, registration, and immunizations are the same as those required for full-day care.

A Great Start Goes a Long Way

At the Child Development Center (CDC), helping young children become their very best is what we do! We have a passionate staff, a 21st-century curriculum, top-notch classrooms for kids, and a commitment from our hardworking families (that's you) all together this helps the children reach their full potential.

Explore Our Special Programs:
  • Give Parents a Break Night
  • Parents Night Out
  • Parent Advisory Board

Applying for Child Care

Childcare services are offered to eligible patrons at Fairchild AFB for full-time (weekly) care, before-and-after-school care, and hourly care. All services except hourly care and special openings require a completed application and time on a placement list. Specific procedures for the Resource and Referral Program can be found in SVYC Operating Instruction 34-4. All forms and program information can be downloaded from the CDC Document Library.

All forms and program information can be obtained by calling the CDC at:


Parent Advisory Board

Your Involvement Matters!

Parents are always welcome to visit and assist with their child's care to the extent that their duty permits. The Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is a committee of all the CDC programs in conjunction with other Child and Youth Programs (CYP). The PAB acts only in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The Chairperson of the PAB is a parent.

The Parent Advisory Committee selects a chairperson. Each chairperson attends the Program Parent Advisory Board meeting. The Parent Advisory Board meets with the Airman and Family Readiness Center Flight Chief and Center Directors at least quarterly and with the Mission Support Group Commander at least annually. The minutes of the parent advisory meetings are forwarded to the Mission Support Group Commander for review.

If you are interested in attending your center's parent advisory committee, please see your center's director for more information.

Parent Testimonials

See What Our Parents Have to Say

"My child learns new things each day at the CDC. The teachers here are just so wonderful."

"Here at Fairchild, my child's caregiver has been especially impressive. Her caring attitude and depth of knowledge in childhood behavior, activities, and appropriate responses have inspired our family."

"The staff is always courteous and attentive. I find them to be very family-oriented and welcoming."

"Very happy with providers & facilities!!"

"All the providers are very helpful and willing to discuss my child's needs."

"I love my son's teachers and all the other teachers in this building. They treat us like family and are all great at what they do. I would like us to be able to show them how much they mean to each of us more often. YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!!"

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Child Care Services at the Child Development Center on Fairchild AFB. Your child's future begins here!

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Come Grow With.Us!

Fairchild AFB Child & Youth Program is actively hiring full-time and part-time positions within our Child Development Center, School Age Care , and Teen Center.


  • 100% Free child care for your 1st child
  • 25% reduction on child care fees for 2nd child
  • Training, Coaching & Professional Development
  • Health & Life Insurance for Regular Employees
  • Retirement & 401K for Regular Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Subsidized Assistance
  • Hiring Bonuses

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Child Development Center

201 E. Fairchild Hwy, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

(509) 247-2403

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri ................ 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun .................................... Closed