Child Development Center
Hours of Operation:
M-F: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Weekends, Holidays & Family Days
209 Houx St.
Whiteman AFB, MO
Fax: (660) 687-4888
To get started, visit: MilitaryChildCare.com
"Our goal is to offer children of active duty military and Department of Defense civilians a safe, healthy, and loving environment while away from their parents."
The Susie Skelton Child Development Center offers quality child care for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old. It provides opportunities that support children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Our program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Department of Defense. The CDC is a certified "Baby Signs Center", enhancing language development in young children.
The CDC complies with AFI 34-144, the AF CDC Inspection Criteria and with NAEYC standards for accreditation. In addition, a Parent Agreement is maintained outlining additional policies that are more specific to the Susie Skelton Child Development Center.
For parents who need care on an irregular basis such as short term care for a doctor appointment, to workout or to volunteer in the community, hourly care is offered on a space available basis.
All CDC staff participate in ongoing training in addition to annual training requirements such as child abuse recognition and prevention. Staff training includes CPR and Pediatric First Aid.
Parent Advisory Board
The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is to build strong relationship between families and the program and utilize this relationship to foster an enriching experience for children and families. The PAB meets quarterly to discuss child development topics of interest and parent involvement activities. The PAB Focus Group is made up of parent and staff representatives who plan program events (portrait day, pumpkin patch, carnivals, book fairs, art auctions, caregiver appreciation week, food/clothing drives, etc.)