Child Development Center

Providing more than just full day child care, the Child Development Program promotes active learning programs for children age 6 weeks to 5 years and has a vested interest in Hurlburt’s future, our children.

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Fee assistance programs available to Hurlburt families

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Promoting Active Learning Programs.

The physical environment protects children and supports a developmental program. Appropriate activities enhance the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. An adequate number of adults are provided to protect the health and safety of children and provide a nurturing environment.

Meals and snacks are provided and served in a pleasant way to meet children’s nutritional needs and instill good eating habits. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved; staff and parents talk regularly about the program and the care of their children. Fees for this program are determined using a sliding scale based on total family income. In addition to full-time care; hourly care and slot leasing may be available based on child absences from the program. The CDC participates in the FL state funded Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) Program for children 4 years old and up. This program is available at CDC Main for full-time patrons and available in the Part-Day Enrichment Program, providing 15 hours of VPK classroom instructions each week during the school-year.

Hurlburt Field Child Development East announces its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program, which is a federally funded program that reimburses child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to enrolled, eligible children. Meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants enrolled at the center(s) listed below, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability


Offering and finding short-term child care can be difficult, kinder spot makes it easier.

How it works:

  1. Become a Verified User
    CDC Admin will verify all users to make sure they are eligible to share spots.
  2. Offer and/or Rent a Spot
    Week-long intervals can be offered and rented by children of the same age.
  3. CDC Handles the Payment
    Spot Renters pay their rate to the CDC directly, and Spot Holders are credited at their existing rate.

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Parent Advisory Board

The Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is an organization of parents fostering an open and collaborative environment in our Child and Youth Programs (CDC, FCC, and SAP/Youth).

The PAB works closely with program staff and leadership to cultivate an environment of continued learning and growth. Additionally, we organize fund-raisers that support the Child and Youth Programs activities and events centered on family interaction and involvement. The types of events we support throughout the year are Staff Appreciation, Family Portraits, Art Auction, Community Service Projects, and more!

PAB meetings are held every quarter at the Youth Center. If you would like more information about the PAB, please inquire at the front desk of one of the CDC’s, FCC, or SAP/Youth. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

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