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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 logical 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 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

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Check out our great events for family and children

01/01/19702023 Air Force Photo Contest - 101 Days of Summer

2023 Air Force Photo Contest - 101 Days of Summer

Family & Child
Fairchild AFB

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 Navigate to the "Crafts" section on the events menu.

11/10/2023STEM Workshop: Lego Robotics Class

STEM Workshop: Lego Robotics Class

Family & Child

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!

10/12/2023STEM Workshop: Lego Robotics

STEM Workshop: Lego Robotics

Family & Child

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.

10/28/2023Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Family & Child
Red Morgan Community Center

Join us for some fall fun at the Fall Fest! ğŸŽ‰ğŸ

10/27/2023Zombie Run

Zombie Run

Family & Child
Fitness Center

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.

12/20/2023Christmas Gift Activities for Teens

Christmas Gift Activities for Teens

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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.

12/18/2023Christmas Gift Activities for Kids

Christmas Gift Activities for Kids

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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.

12/05/2023Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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!

11/07/2023Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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.

10/20/2023Slime Night

Slime Night

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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.

10/10/2023Pumpkin Activities

Pumpkin Activities

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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!

10/03/2023Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Family & Child
Arts & Crafts Center

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!

12/20/2023FREE Movie

FREE Movie

Family & Child
Base Theater

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!

12/09/2023Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Family & Child
Red Morgan Community Center


12/07/2023EFMP-FS Craft/Paint Night

EFMP-FS Craft/Paint Night

Family & Child
Military & Family Readiness Center

Celebrate Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) -FS families and build memories with our Craft & Paint Night! You will love it!

01/01/1970Winter Wonderland Crafts

Winter Wonderland Crafts

Family & Child

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.

12/01/2023Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting

Family & Child
Base Chapel

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!

12/01/2023Deployed Family Info Fair

Deployed Family Info Fair

Family & Child
Military & Family Readiness Center

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.

11/04/2023Saturday Cinema

Saturday Cinema

Family & Child
Base Theater

Nothing beats spending a Saturday at the Cinema! Come out and enjoy FREE movie and FREE snacks at the Base Theater!

11/03/2023Deployed Family info Fair

Deployed Family info Fair

Family & Child
Military & Family Readiness Center

Families, gain a piece of mind and make important connections when you join the Deployed Family Info Fair.

11/02/2023Deployed Family Craft - Thankful Tree

Deployed Family Craft - Thankful Tree

Family & Child
Military & Family Readiness Center

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.

10/26/2023EFMP-FS Kid's Paint Night

EFMP-FS Kid's Paint Night

Family & Child
Military & Family Readiness Center

EFMP-FS Kids paint night! Make family memories one brush stroke at a time!

10/26/2023Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Family & Child

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!

10/21/2023Deployed Family Dinner

Deployed Family Dinner

Family & Child

Let us do the cooking! Come together around the table with your Fairchild Family at the Deployed family Dinner presented by the M&FRC!

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

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