Child Development Centers

Wright-Patterson's Child Development Program offers the highest quality child care services available for children six weeks through five years. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force. Our goal is to offer children of active duty military and Department of Defense civilians a safe, healthy, and loving environment while away from parents and home.

Applying for Child Care

Child care services are offered to eligible patrons at Wright-Patterson 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.

Hourly Care

Hourly care is offered for children ages 6 months to 5 years of age at any one of the four Child Development Centers located on Wright-Patt. 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. Care is available on a space available basis. The requirements reguarding eligibility, registration and immunization's are the same as those required for full-day care.

For more information, call one the Wright-Patt CDC  facility of your choice.

Family Child Care providers also provide hour care for youth ages 6 months to 12 years of age. For more information on this programs, call 656-8684.

Parent Advisory Board

Parents are always welcome to visit and assist with their child's care to the extent that their duty permits.

The parent Advisory Board/involvement is a committee of all the CDC programs in conjunction with other CYP’s. The DAB acts only in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The Chairperson of the DAB 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

"The teachers here are just so wonderful. My child learns new things each day."
"My child's caregiver has been especially impressive. Her caring attitude and depth of knowledge in childhood behavior, activities and appropriate responses has really been an inspiration for our family. We have always enjoyed all the other caregivers but she really takes the cake! She stands out with all the information she gives us."
" I find the Center very family oriented and welcoming. The staff is always courteous and attentive. Thank you for taking care of my little one."
"I am very impressed with all of the teacher's my child has had. They have helped him excel at such an early age."
"Very happy with providers & facilities!!"
"I would like to receive more updates on what the children have done in structured activities in the classroom, more notes about how my child is meeting developmental goals."
"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. Time and money makes this hard for me alone, but management needs to take their hats off to the men and women of Wright Care. YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!!"

Resource & Referral Office

Phone: 937-656-8684
DSN: 986-8684
Fax: 937-656-4385


Mon - Fri  8am to 3pm

New Horizons CDC

Location: Bldg.1403 Area A
Phone: 937-904-1433

Wright Field North CDC

Location: Bldg.630 Area B
Phone: 937-255-6254

Wright Field South CDC

Location: Bldg.630 Area B
Phone: 937-255-6463

Wright Care CDC

Location: Bldg.6933 Prairies
Phone: 937-904-8055


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