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.
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.
Start a Career in
Come Grow With.Us!
Fairchild AFB Child & Youth Program actively hiring full-time and part-time positions within our Child Development Center, School Age Care , and Teen Center.
- 100% Free child 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
Check out our great events for family and children
Calling all photography enthusiasts and members of the Air Force community! It's time to showcase your talent and capture the essence of your summer experiences through the lens. The 2023 Air Force Photo Contest is here, and we invite you to submit your best summer-themed photographs for a chance to win exciting prizes. You can submit until Nov 15. Visit fairchildfun.com. Navigate to the "Crafts" section on the events menu.
Join the FREE Stem Workshop: Lego Robotics class at the Fairchild Library on November 9, where ages 10 and up will teach Lego Robots to pick up an item using a touch sensor or eye camera! No need to register for this event, so just show up!
This workshop is an excellent opportunity for young minds to explore robotics, problem-solving, and teamwork. Mark your calendars and make the most of this educational and entertaining experience.
Run, walk, creep or crawl! Gather your monsters of all sizes and come out to the Fitness Center for the FREE 1.5 mile Zombie Run in the dark. Costumes are encouraged if you dare! Just show up to this mysterious event.
Calling Fairchild AFB teens ages 13-19! Get in the holiday spirit at Arts and Crafts December 20 from 10am - noon. This is the perfect place to be creative with friends and possibly make someone special a gift they won't forget for just $10 (materials and instruction included). Call 509-247-4964 to register by December 19.
Holiday craft time for kids! Bring your kids ages 4-12 to Arts & Crafts on December 18 from 10am - noon. Children will be able to make fun, age appropriate crafts to give to loved ones for just $10 (materials and instruction included). Call 509-247-4964 to register by December 17.
Join us for Tiny Tot Time where little ones can play, learn and discover through art. Better yet, there are new themes and activities each month to keep children engaged. Just show up or reserve your space today!
Avoid cabin fever for your young children by bring ages 0-5 to Tiny Tot Time at Arts & Crafts. This unique monthly class will engage your child in a way you never thought possible with hands on themed lessons. They will interact with others in a fun and save environment while they learn and play.
Who doesn't love slime? The look ... The feel, it's all up to you at Slime Night! Join Arts & Crafts for a ooey gooey slime-tastic event the kids won't want to miss.
It's pumpkin time! Get creative with pumpkins this fall! The Arts & Crafts has fun crafts for ages 5 and up to get you in the spirit of the season!
Join us for Tiny Tot Time where little ones can play, learn, and discover through art. Better yet, there are new themes and activities each month to keep children engaged. Just show up or reserve your space today!
Movies bring people together! Come out and enjoy a FREE kid friendly holiday matinee and snacks at the Base Theater. Your family will love it!
Celebrate Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) -FS families and build memories with our Craft & Paint Night! You will love it!
Get the kids in the Holiday spirit with Winter Wonderland FREE Crafts at the Library! Drop-in activity will be offered during regular operating hours or choose a grab-and-go option for those that prefer to make the crafts at home. Kids can make gifts for loved ones or just to decorate the house.
The holiday season hasn't officially started on Fairchild until the switch is flipped to light the big tree outside the Chapel. Make sure you're there to watch all the action and kick the season off right. Don't miss the guest appearance from the big man himself! It's FREE, just show up!
Families are an important part of the Deployment process. You will gain a piece of mind and make important connections when you join the Deployed Family Info Fair.
Nothing beats spending a Saturday at the Cinema! Come out and enjoy FREE movie and FREE snacks at the Base Theater!
Families, gain a piece of mind and make important connections when you join the Deployed Family Info Fair.
Thank you to all our Deployed Families! Join M&FRC in a fun crafting event to celebrate you and bring deployed families together and share what they are thankful for this holiday season.
EFMP-FS Kids paint night! Make family memories one brush stroke at a time!
Join the Library for their biggest event of the year! All the little ones love the FREE "Not-So-Scary" Halloween Party! Make sure to check it out!
Child Development Center
201 E. Fairchild Hwy, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
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