Child Development Centers



6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m


We are extremely proud of the Kirtland Air Force Base Child Development Centers (CDC's) facilities and the dynamic programs available to your children! Our centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and certified by the Department of Defense (DoD). Our policies and Procedures are based on Air Force Instruction 34-144, Department of Defense Instruction 6060.2, Air Force Inspection Checklist and local operation instructions.

The CDCs offer care, guidance, and developmental activities for your children while you fulfill your obligations to the Air Force or enjoy educational, recreational, or social opportunities. A schedule of activities, including meal and nap times, is posted in each area. This is a flexible schedule which allows Child & Youth Program Assistants to respond to children’s individual needs and provide you with general times for scheduled activities.

DAF Child & Youth Programs Website

CDC Extras

This program runs concurrently on the same days and times as “Give Parent’s A Break” and is also available at the Gibson CDC, children six weeks through five are eligible, cost is $15.00 per child for the evening. At the Youth Center, children ages 6 through 12 years are eligible, cost is $15 for per child. Program requirements are the same as for “Give Parents A Break.” Give Parents a Break is held at the Gibson CDC and Youth Center. For more information about Give Parents a Break or Parent's Night Out, contact the Gibson CDC at 846-1103 or the Youth Center at 853-5437, 853-kids.