Child Development Center II

Child Development Center II, Bldg. 87
Child Development Centers (CDCs) provide full-day early care and education (ECE) services for children ages 6 weeks through preschool (or until the child enters kindergarten) in a center-based learning environment.
Both centers are accredited from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center also holds Department of Defense certification and participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks.
CDC professionals use The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies to provide developmentally appropriate activities that nurture children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually to reach child development milestones and school readiness skills.
The Child Development Centers(CDCs) at NSA Bethesda are an equal opportunity employer.  To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement please click the link below.


CDC facilities are open to children of active-duty military service members, active reservists, Department of Defense employees and DoD contractors. The sponsor must provide proof of eligibility and employment.


Military families seeking child care within Naval District Washington can make a request online at is a DoD, centralized website which allows families to search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, making it easier to find child care. Simply create an account online at Then search the system for the child care options that best fit your needs and submit your request(s). The program will contact you when space becomes available.

To get started, visit For questions/support, call 855-696-2934.  


Make payments, hourly care reservations and so much more online through CYP ONLINE.


Hourly care is available at a rate of $8.00 per hour at a maximum of 25 hours per week for children ages 6 weeks-5 years old for the CDC(Child Development Center). All hourly care requests can be made using CYP ONLINE. Children must be registered in the program to attend. The CDC can be contacted at 301-400-1200 or 301-295-0014 to set up a registration and orientation appointment.  Download a registration packet here or pick one up at your local center.