Child Development Homes


Child Development Homes (CDH) offer care for infants and older children of Navy members and Civilian employees of NASWF. Providers are screened through local, state and federal background checks and complete 30 hours of CDH Training, Infant/Child CPR and First Aid. Homes are inspected by Fire Prevention, Preventive Medicine, and the CDH Program and are certified by the Commanding Officer.

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Choosing to become a Child Development Home Provider means you are choosing a career.

On or off-base, the Child Development Home (CDH) profession offers providers the opportunity to work in the their own home and care for their own children while, at the same time, caring for children of military families and earning a potential income of $7,500-$48,000 annually. 



About Child Development Homes

CDH’s assist parents by providing child care services to support operational readiness, mission accomplishment and retention.  CDH’s are often  preferred  by families because of the small group sizes, the home-like atmosphere and flexible hours of operation that centers often cannot accommodate.   Anyone who lives in military  housing and wishes to provide child care on a regular basis for more than ten hours a week must be certified by the Navy as a CDH provider.  Anyone off base must be state registered or  licensed, but can provide Navy child care by becoming Navy certified.

"U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs welcome children/youth of all abilities."                                  

Why Become A CDH Provider?

Independent Work Environment – You work for yourself, in your own home.

Income -

  • Being a CDH provider is a great source of  income while saving you the expense of child care.
  • USDA Child Care Food Program –potential  reimbursement is $1,300-$7,800 annually.
  • You can further your career by becoming a    Nationally  Accredited Provider; receive an   additional $1,000-$6,000 annually.

Benefits -

  • Toy and equipment lending library
  • Low cost liability insurance
  • On-site assistance and advice
  • Free monthly training
  • Free promotion, advertising, and referrals
  • Direct cash and subsidy

Transferable -

  • Wherever the Military move may take you, you will have skills in high demand ...caring for   children!
  • Certification is transferable, whether you live in Military housing or off-base.

Education and Training -

  • Enhance your child-rearing skills
  • CPR/First Aid training
  • Child Development/ Early Childhood Education
  • Participate in Military Home Accreditation program

4119 Childrens Lane

Pensacola, FL  32511

Corry CDC: 850-458-6588

CDH Cell: 850-572-5026