CDH program places priority on operating standards, staff
training, personal qualifications and background screening.
Homes are inspected annually by Preventive Medicine, Fire/Safety
Inspector and monthly by CDH Director or monitor. Providers
are approved by the Quality Review Board and certified by
the NASP Commanding Officer. Providers with off base homes
who choose to be CDH certified are also licensed by the
Spouses who want to become CDH Providers
are trained several times per year. Certification is transferable
to other bases.
A referral list of on and off base certified
providers is available at the Child and Youth Programs Office.
Why Become a Provider?
- Independent Work Environment
Work for yourself in your own home
Set your own hours and select the age group of children
that best suits your family
Great source of income saving you child care expense
USDA Child Care Food Program reimbursement
Child Care Subsidy for children 6 weeks to 24 months
Toy and equipment lending library
Low cost liability insurance
On-site assistance and advice
Free monthly training
Free promotion, advertising, and referrals
Wherever the Navy moves you, you will have skills in high
Certification is transferable, whether you live in Navy
housing or off-base.
- Free Education and Training
Enhance your child rearing skills
CPR/ First Aid training
Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Receive college credit for Navy Training
Participate in Military Home Accreditation program
What training will
- Rules and Regulations
- Health, Safety and Nutrition
- Food and Sanitation
- USDA Food Program
- Child Abuse and Prevention
- Child Guidance
- Child Development
- Special Needs
- Establishing a Child Care Home
- Navy Module Training
- Customer Service
- Contracting, Insurance, Income
- CPR and First Aid
screening is required?
- Local city and county police department
- Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
- Division Officer of active duty
- Fleet and Family Services
- Family Advocacy Representative
- Housing Office
- Personal / Work References
For more information about becoming a CDH
provider contact the CDH Office, 4119 Children's Way, Corry
Station or call 850-572-5026.
Child Development Home Subsidy Program
Ages- 6 weeks through 24 months
Eligibility- Full-time care for children
of active duty personnel assigned to a Navy installation.
Spouse must be employed or a full-time student.
Fees- Parents pay a weekly fee according
to the same sliding scale fee used at the on-base centers.
Fee is based on total family income
Referrals- Call the Resource and Referral
Office at 850-293-5843 for available CDH providers in your
Registration- Resource and Referral office
will complete your registration for this program.
Call 850-293-5843 for an appointment.
Location- Homes are located on and off base
in the Pensacola area and Milton area.