The Norfolk Naval Shipyard Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide quality child development programs for children ages six weeks to five years. Our CDCs are DoD certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC, a membership organization that advocates on behalf of young children, sets and monitors standards for high-quality early childhood education programs and accredits programs that meet these standards. At Norfolk Naval Shipyard our teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of your children. Our staff fosters a sense of independence, trust and responsibility within each child
All child development programs utilize Creative Curriculum educational resources. Nutritious meals are prepared on-site that offer a variety of color and texture, meeting the meal pattern requirements set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Food Program (CCFP).