(402) 294-2203 / 2014
DSN: 271-2203 / 2014
(402) 232-2526 / 2527
DSN: 272-2526 / 2527
Hours of Operation CDC 1 & 2:
Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays: Closed
Child Development Center
Welcome to the Offutt Child Development Center Program. A wide range of services is available in priority order to dependents of active duty military members, DoD civilian personnel (APF or NAF), reservists on duty, and DoD contractors. Full-time and hourly care is available to meet your specific needs. The Offutt Enrichment Program (preschool), is also a service that the Offutt Child Development Center provides.
Expanded services are offered, providing care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our goal is to meet the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of young children and provide support to their families. The center has a staff of well-trained professionals who have skills and knowledge in first-aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and early childhood education. They are trained in developmental appropriate practices and interactions, providing multi-cultural activities and positive guidance techniques for children.
The philosophy of our Centers is based on the belief that children learn through play. They learn through first-hand experiences, by being actively involved in activities, and by exploring their world. Play allows the children to expand their thinking and language encourages creativity, and offers opportunities to learn self-discipline. Our environment is set up to facilitate self-initiated play. Learning is meaningful to a child when it is spontaneous and centered around the child’s interests. We offer outdoor play, group time, and learning centers. These Centers are dramatic play, block area, science, sand/water table, music, table toys, library, and creative art. All of the materials in each Center are placed on low, labeled shelves so that the children can easily select their own materials and return them when they are finished.
A well supervised developmental learning program is offered to all eligible age groups. Opportunities to aid in the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development are presented. Regularly scheduled field trips, parent’s programs and many special events are included in the developmental and educational program. Child Development Program Assistants plan activities for both the Child Development Program and Offutt Enrichment Center to meet children's developmental needs. Each child has a developmental skills folder. These are shared with parents annually, or upon their request.
Parents are invited and encouraged to communicate with the Director and staff, and are a welcomed part of the program. If you wish to visit and tour any of the Centesr, you may do so by calling the Center’s Director.
*Please Note: The Child Development Center Waiting List will now be maintained at Child Development Center 2 (CDC 2). Parents requesting child care must complete DD Form 2606, DoD Child Development Program Request for Care Record. For additional information please contact 232-2526. Thank you for your continued patronage.
Youth Programs is taking registrations for basketball for boys and girls in grades 3 - 6. This is a recreational league designed to teach basketball fundamentals, good sportsmanship, and to have fun! Registration is open through Nov. 1. A current physical & shot record are required prior to sign up. Practices begin the week of Nov. 6 and games begin on Dec. 2. Practices are held once per week at the discretion of the coaches. Volunteer coaches are always needed! Cost is $40 for YP members, $45 for non-members and $50 for all others. Call 294-5152 to learn more!
The Omaha Mavericks are holding a basketball clinic for children in grades K - 6 Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Offutt Field House! Children will learn skills and participate in activities with the players and coaches! Register for this FREE clinic at https://offuttunobasketballclinic.eventbrite.com today! Sign up deadline is Oct. 7. Special thanks to University of Nebraska at Omaha and TD Ameritrade for sponsoring this event! No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.
Give Parents a Break provides an afternoon of free childcare for children ages 6 months to 10 years. The next date is Oct. 14 from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at CDC 1. Parents must have a referral certificate. Reservations close Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. This program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and is open to Air Force Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families. Call 294-2203 for details.
Start Smart Soccer is a six week program that introduces children age 3 – 5 to the fundamentals of soccer! Cost is $45 for military and $55 for non-military. Children must have updated shot records and parents must be able to participate. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. Call 294-1686 to learn more!
Registration for Youth Programs’ basketball league for children in grades K – 2 is now open through Oct. 2! Cost is $40 for YP members, $45 for non-members and $50 for all others. Children must have current shots and a physical prior to registering. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Call 294-1686 for details!
Military and DOD civilian families can now search for child and youth care options through a single website. MilitaryChildCare.com provides comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide. Families can search for the care they need and submit a request for care anytime, anywhere. This website replaces the waitlist process at Child Development Centers, Youth Programs and Family Child Care.