The practices of the Air Force Child Development Programs are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. They support the development of the whole child, meaning all areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. The CDC program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Likewise, our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children. We advocate for children, families and the early childhood professionals within our programs.
CDC East and CDC West are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and are both certified by the Department of Defense. The Hill Air Force Base Child Development Centers (CDC) received the 2012 Air Force Program of the Year Award, recognizing the extremely high quality of care the centers provides to all Team Hill children. Offering care to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years.