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Child Development Center
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Child Development Center

Child Development Center
Welcome to the

Child Development Center

Our Mission

The mission of Air Force Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is to assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life through delivery of a system of quality, available and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth birth through 18 years of age. 
  General Info

The Keesler Child Development Center (CDC) provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (going into Kindergarten) in the Keesler community. The CDC strives to provide a play-based learning environment to help develop children in a safe and caring environment.

  Programs & Services

Drop-in Child Care

Drop-in care is $5/hour. Slots are for pre-toddlers, toddlers and preschool age groups. Please call to check for age group availability. Reservations can be made 7 days to 24 hours in advance. Parents are required to complete an information package and present proof of the child’s immunizations. For more information, call 228-377-2211.

Give Parents a Break

GPAB is an Air Force Aid program that offers free childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years at the Youth and Child Development Centers for Air Force families referred by base helping agencies such as the Airman & Family Readiness Center and Family Advocacy, as well as Chaplains, Commanders, and First Sergeants. Also eligible are family members of deployed AF military members. Space is limited. For more information, call 228-377-2211.

The schedule is available for download in Forms and Downloads below.

Kids' Zone

A day or evening of child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years for $25/child or $20/Youth Center Activity Card Holder. No refunds for no-shows. Care for children age 6-weeks to 5-years is provided at the Child Development Center. To sign up, call 228-377-2211. Care for children in kindergarten through age 12 is provided at the Youth Center. Space is limited. To sign up, call 228-377-4116.


Eligible patrons include:
  • Active duty military personnel.
  • DoD APF/NAF civilian employees.
  • Reserve component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status.
  • Combat-related wounded warriors.
  • Surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident.
  • Those acting in loco parentis for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron.
  • Eligible employees of DoD contractors.
  • Others authorized on a space available basis (retirees, AD personnel not assigned to the specific installation, and military with an unemployed spouse).

The schedule is available for download in Forms and Downloads below.


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  Forms & Downloads

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 Links & Resources


This secure Department of Defense website provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. With MilitaryChildCare.com, you create an account and maintain a family profile that you can access at any time from any location. By improving and simplifying the child care search process, MilitaryChildCare.com helps you make informed decisions about your child care needs.

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Mon - Fri: 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Closed

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(228) 377-2211
DSN 597-2211

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604 J St., Bldg. 0308
Keesler AFB, MS 39534



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