Childcare Resources & Referrals

For information or assistance contact:

Resource & Referral

Bldg 13150 #121 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-9723

Resources&ReferralsCP@usmc-mccs.org

MilitaryChildCare.com Helpdesk

(855) 696-2934

*Select Option 1

FamilySupport@MilitaryChildCare.com

Marine & Family Child & Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The childcare costs for the Child Development Centers and School Age Care locations are subsidized through the Department of Defense. The cost of care is based on total household income. The fee for hourly childcare is $6 per hour, per child, with a 2 hour minimum.

* Children must be registered with Resource and Referral through MilitaryChildCare.com

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Family Care Headquarters

Bldg 13150 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-6308

Browne CDC

Bldg 2052 Sipple Street
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.8405

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Full Time Care
Hourly Care
Extended Care
School Age Care-Kinder Only

Stuart Mesa CDC

Bldg 310006 Mitchell Blvd
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.9954

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Full Time Care
Hourly Care
Extended Care
School Age Care-Kinder Only

San Luis Rey CDC & SAC

Bldg 17082 Barnett Circle
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.763.6907

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Hourly Care-School Age
Extended Care
Part Day Preschool
School Age Care 5-12yrs

Courteau CDC


Bldg 15061 MCX Way
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.5113

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Full Time Care
Hourly Care
Extended Care

San Onofre CDC


Bldg 51080 Basilone Road
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.7311

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Full Time Care
Hourly Care
Extended Care
School Age Care 5-12yrs

Stuart Mesa SAC


100 Yamanako Way
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.763.0649

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Hourly Care-School Age
Extended Care
School Age Care 5-12yrs

Deluz CDC

Bldg 120111 Deluz Rd
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.9907

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Full Time Care
Hourly Care
Extended Care
School Age Care-Kinder Only

YMCA Fisher Children’s Center

Bldg 160101 11th Street
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.0845

Hours

Monday-Friday
7:00am-3:00pm

Programs Available

Hourly Care
Part Day Toddler

Abby Reinke SAC

Bldg 201019 Ash Road
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.763.0649

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Hourly Care-School Age
Extended Care
School Age Care 5-12yrs

Santa Margarita SAC

1 Carnes Road
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.763.0649

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Hourly Care-School Age
Extended Care
School Age Care 5-12yrs

Family Child Care (FCC) offers an alternative to center-based care. FCC providers are trained, certified and monitored to provide qualified in-home childcare aboard base. Childcare hours, services, and availability to provide care for certain age groups may vary from provider to provider. Please visit militarychildcare.com to view available providers in your area.

Benefits of Family Child Care

  • Offer small group ratios and continuity of care
  • Specialized care is available for children with special needs or children of parents that work non-traditional hours
  • Care options can include full day, part day, hourly or extended day care
  • Care is provided for multi-aged children in the same location
  • Homes are equipped with developmentally appropriate materials to meet every child’s needs

 

BECOMING A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

FCC professionals are in great demand and can earn an income working from home, while providing a service to the community. As a provider you will be trained and certified by Family Child Care (FCC) staff.

Upon completion of CNACI background screening, providers will attend a 40-hour training course.

Basic Requirements include:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have a high school diploma
  • Must live on installation

Family Child Care (FCC)

Bldg 13150 #111 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-7631

For the fastest service, please be sure to print and complete all applicable forms below prior to your appointment with Resource & Referral.

For children with special medical needs, the forms below may need to be completed.*

 

*Any child with a special need or medical condition may not enroll until IAT meeting has been completed.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Required forms above, COMPLETED
  • Complete immunization record
  • Completed, signed, STAMPED Health Assessment
  • Most recent Leave & Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Spouse’s income documentation (Pay stub, LES or school enrollment schedule)
  • Additional household income information (Includes retirement pay, SSI and VA compensation)
  • Single and Dual Military families must provide DEERS verification (Form 10922, pg 2 in SRB)

Youth Programs at Camp Pendleton are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and offer a variety of activities, clubs and programs for youth and teens ages 13-18 (attending high school).

2016-2017 Youth & Teen Registration Packet

Abby Reinke Youth & Teen

Bldg 201019 Wire Mountain Rd
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.763.0649

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Open Recreation
Weekly Summer Camp

Deluz Youth & Teen

Bldg 14519T Marine Drive
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.5608

Hours

Monday-Friday
3:00pm-6:00pm

Programs Available

Open Recreation
Weekly Summer Camp

San Onofre Youth & Teen

Bldg 51570 Erskine Drive
Camp Pendleton, CA
760.725.7311

Hours

Monday-Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

Programs Available

Open Recreation

Youth and Teen Sponsorship Program 

 Assists Youth, Teens and their Families who are inbound to Camp Pendleton, become more acquainted with the installation and provide general information about programs available at the Youth and Teen Centers.

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For more information on Youth Sponsorship, contact 760.763.0654.

To apply for childcare, please complete the Childcare Waitlist Application and email it to resources&referralscp@usmc-mccs.org, fax to (760) 725-7097 or return it to the Childcare Resource & Referral Office in Building 13150.

Who is eligible for childcare aboard Camp Pendleton?

Eligible patrons include: Active duty military personnel, DoD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds (APF) or non-appropriated funds (NAF), 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. DoDi 6060.02, 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. Priority of eligible patrons is listed in the Family Types and Priorities Handout.

Is there a waitlist for childcare?

CDC and SAC programs are currently waitlisted however Family Child Care Providers may have immediate openings for some age groups.

How will I know when a space is available?

When a space is available for your child, Childcare Resource & Referral will make 3 attempts to contact you to offer the space for childcare.

What vaccinations are my child(ren) required to have?

No child will be admitted to any CDC or SAC program without current immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), and poliomyelitis. Children enrolled in a local public school system and volunteer sports coaches are excluded from this requirement. A waiver for an immunization exemption may be granted for medical or religious reasons. Philosophical exemptions are not permitted. Documentation from a physician with signature and stamp will be required to waive this requirement. Per the health promotion protocol: All participants enrolled in CYP have documentation on file of current age-appropriate immunizations per recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any requests for variations to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis. All children six months and older who attend a CYP program are required to receive the annual influenza vaccine unless documented exemption is in participants file, this would be for medical reasons only. See reference MARADMIN 192/14

What is the cost of childcare?

Childcare aboard Camp Pendleton is income based. Fees for CDC and SAC programs are based on total family income(TFI) which will determine income category and fees.

How is family income determined, and what forms are required for verification?

The Application for Department of Defense Child Care Fees DO Form 2652 or electronic equivalent will be used to verify total family income (TFI) as defined in DoD I 6060.02. This form will be changed to reflect this guidance on calculating TFI for dual military members who receive BAH and to update the definition of TFI.

For the purposes of determining child care fees in the Department of Defense child development program, TFI is defined as all earned income including wages, salaries, tips, special duty pay (flight pay, demolition duty pay, sea pay), and active duty save pay, long-term disability benefits, voluntary salary deferrals, retirement or other pension income including SSI paid to the spouse/partner and VA benefits paid to the surviving spouse before deductions for taxes. TFI calculations must also include quarters subsistence and other allowances appropriate for the rank and status of military or civilian personnel whether received in cash or in kind.

Programs should not include alimony, and child support received by the custodial parent, SSI received on behalf of the dependent child, reimbursements for educational expenses or health and wellness benefits, cost of living (COLA) received in high cost areas, temporary duty allowances, or reenlistment bonuses. Do not include cash awards, bonuses, or overtime pay in TFI calculation.

TFI includes the appropriate Non-Locality Basic Allowance for Housing with Dependents Rate (BAH RC/T) for all members, regardless of whether they live in government housing or off installation. Programs will use the local BAH rate in locations where military members receive less than the BAH RC/T allowance.

For dual military living in government quarters include BAH RC/T of the senior member only; for a Defense civilian OCONUS include either the housing allowance or the value of the in-kind housing provided.

 

What is an Inclusion Action Team (IAT)?

The purpose of the Inclusion Action Team (IAT) is to address placement of children with special needs in the Child and Youth Programs delivery system; including recommendations of developmentally appropriate environment, adult/child ratios, group sizes, and any necessary program accommodations.   Members may include the child’s parent(s)/guardian, CYP Administrator, Resource & Referral representative, Family Child Care Director, CDC management team member (i.e., Director, Assistant Director, or Training & Curriculum Specialist), School Age Care (SAC) management team member, EFMP Manager, CYP Nurse, Family Care Behavioral Specialist, and the Food Program Manager. Families may request their child’s special needs professional to participate in the IAT meeting.

Parents must submit the CYP Special Needs Packet and the CYP Health Assessment form to the CYP Resource and Referral Office (Bldg. 13150) in person or via fax at (760) 725-7097. The physician should complete, sign and stamp the associated paperwork on behalf of the child. Once the Special Needs packet is received, Resource & Referral will coordinate the IAT meeting with the parent(s) and other team members.
After reviewing specific information regarding the developmental, medical, and educational needs of the child, family considerations and the availability of space in the Child Development Center, Family Child Care Home, or SAC program, the IAT members will submit a recommendation to the CYP Administrator or designee for review and approval:

  • Appropriate placement that meets the needs of the child, in a developmentally appropriate childcare environment (i.e., Child Development Center, School Age Care Center, Family Child Care Home or Youth & Teen Center).
  • Accommodations and/or program modifications that will be necessary to ensure the safety and developmental effectiveness of the child care experience for the child and to identify agencies responsible for funding the modifications or accommodations.
  • Pre-admission staff/provider training necessary to care for the child.
  • The child’s special needs status will be reviewed annually or reassessed at the onset of any change in the disability, treatment regimen, or needs.
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