Child Development Homes

There are no current Child Development Homes at NAS Key West.

Child Development Homes (CDH) are a flexible and customizable childcare option for families needing quality care during and outside of normal weekday hours. The MWR Key West CDH program provides home-based childcare services with Navy-certified, independent, private contractors located both on and off base. 

Rest assured that your child is in good hands. Providers are monitored monthly using the same strict military standards and guidelines implemented by the Child Development Center. Child Development Homes offer full-time, drop-in, special needs, weekend, night time and multi-age group care. 

This service is offered to active-duty, DoD civilians, Reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training, and contractors associated with the base. There are also special programs to assist Wounded Warriors, Fallen Warriors' family members, and Individual Augmentees.

Become a CDH Provider:

To become a Child Development Home Provider applicants need to contact the CYP/CDC Director at 305-293-4445 or by email at christina.chaves@navy.mil.  The application process entails of: NAF Application, Declaration of Federal Employment for applicant and every family member age 12 and older, resume, proof of education, CDH application (available at the CDC), Fingerprint and Child Care Questionnaire (Appointment with HR, form must be completed for all family members age 12 and above). After initial application applicant’s family goes through a family interview. As background check is back applicant’s home will be inspected by Fire, Preventive Medicine, Safety, and the CYP Office.  Applicant will receive the necessary equipment and materials to open the home. As all background checks and inspection results are satisfactory, application packet will be forwarded to the CO via Quality Review Board for approval.  Provider must purchase child care insurance before the home is open for business.

To register for a military child care waiting list click here: https://militarychildcare.com
Can't find care within CYP? Click here for help (must be registered on MCC.com and on a waitlist to qualify): https://usa.childcareaware.org