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Audrey Peterson, Assistant Director




Mon-Fri: 6:30am to 5:30pm


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Child Development Center

Our high quality, accredited early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual development for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.


The CDC operates on a sliding-scale fee, calculated based on total family income. Single parents and dual military members have priority.


Child Care

Give Parents a Break


Give Parent's A Break 2018

  • 9am to 3pm: 10 Mar, 12 May, 14 Jul, 8 Sep, and 17 Nov
  • 5 to 11pm: 10 Feb, 7 Apr, 9 Jun, 11 Aug, 13 Oct, and 8 Dec

More info below.


Family Pictures


Family Pictures, 23 Feb

Families are encouraged to bring in a family picture of their choice and decorate a picture frame in the classroom with their parents at 3pm.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast


Green Eggs & Ham, 2 March

Join yoru child for breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30am and celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Parents are also encouraged to volunteer to read Dr. Seuss books to the classrooms 26 Feb-2 March. Sign-ups will be located in the classroom.

Hourly Care


Hourly Care

Hour care is a great option when you have appointment, errands to run, or if you want to go to the gym child-free. Cost is $4/hour (food included).

Hourly care is based on space available and is for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.Children must be pre-enrolled with current immunizations on file. Once the paperwork is complete it is good for one year.


Openings 1-4 year olds


Immediate Openings

We have immediate openings for children ages 1 to 4 who's parents are both working, seeking employment or going to school. Please sign up at militarychildcare.com.








Military Childcare.com

The Grand Forks Air Force Base Youth Programs POC for MCC.com is Julie Mullenbach. She can be reached at 747-3042 or julie.mullenback@us.af.mil.


It is the parents' responsibility to fully complete the enrollment on MCC.com. Priority determination will be made unless space is available and no waiting list exists. The MCC.com wait list is reviewed daily by the FCC/CDC/SAC management.

Priority determination will progress as follows:

  1. Wounded Warrior
  2. Single Active Duty Military parent or Single DOD Civilian parent
  3. Dual Active Duty Military or Dual DOD Civilian parents
  4. Active Duty Military or DOD Civilian parent

Our waiting lists are divided into:

  • Active wait list to include those families who will accept a space as soon as a space is available.
  • Unborn list to include unborn children

As soon as the baby is born, it is the parents' responsibility to update info on MCC.com and have the request for care transferred to the active wait list and to include a potential date when care is needed.


Families PCSing to Grand Forks Air Force Base need to contact the FCC coordinator upon arrival and update the MCC.com with their address and phone numbers. If the current information is not received, their child will be removed from the waiting list. Filling out a wait list form does not guarantee a slot. A family may go up or down on the list due to another family of higher priority signing up for or declining care. It is always recommended that families have backup care.

Child Development phone #: 701-747-3042
Family Child Care Coordinator #: 701-747-3158

Enrollment Requirments

  • USDA Food Program Application
  • Parent's Agreement
  • Immunization Records
  • Emergency POC
  • Health Form


Give Parents a Break provides eligible parents a few hours break from the stress of parenting. The AF Aid Society provides funding, making it possible for the CDC to open and provide care during this special time.


Once referred by one of the following base officials: Squadron Commander/First Sergeant, Chaplain, Doctor or medical professional, Family Advocacy personnel, Family Support Center personnel or CDC personel, it is the parent's responsibility to make reservations. The deadline is the Tuesday prior.


Eligible families include parents feeling stress due to...Military member is TDY; having a child with special needs; an emergency situation; a recent move to base; or unique circumstances or hardships.

Parents Day Out

Parents Day Out runs con-currently and follows the same guidelines as "Give Parents a Break." However, an hourly fee will be charged to the Parents Day Out participants and care may not be confirmed if less than eight children are on the reservation roster. There will be a late charge of $1/minute after 5 PM.



The Child and Youth Program's "Parent Advisory Board" (PAB) is open to all parents of children using the CDC, SAC, FCC or YC programs.


The PAB role is to increase awareness of all CYP activities and provides opportunities for parent involvement in events and program activities.


The PAB meets quarterly in February, March, August and November. The meetings are held at the Child Development Center. For more information and specific schedule contact 747-3158.