Child Development Homes

Child Development Homes (CDH) gives Navy families a quality home-like alternative to center-based care. Services are provided in on-base government housing and off-base civilian housing. The CDH Program is a cost-effective means of expanding childcare capacity by offering convenient childcare options for full-day, part-day, evenings, weekends, and hourly care (where available). Our CDH providers are highly qualified professionals operating as independent businesses, providing care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age.

Navy certified Child Development Homes Providers offer high quality developmentally appropriate care. CDH providers are trained and certified by the Navy CDH program to ensure providers are familiar...  with and understand Navy regulations and meet health and safety standards.  As independent business owners, CDH providers have more flexibility than centers in the type of care they provide. Smaller group sizes also support a more responsive experience for children and allow them to set their own hours and types of care they wish to provide such as ‘infant only’ or extended/24/7 care or care for children with special needs. Providers have the flexibility that centers cannot always accommodate. Navy CDH providers offer a diverse and rich experience for children in their care and are monitored by the CDH program staff to ensure providers are offering the highest quality of care to Military children.

Questions about our program? Contact your local CDH Office for more information.

Lemoore Child Development Homes (CDH) Program Office 
Located inside the Child Development Center, Bldg. 965 Franklin Ave.
Phone: 559-998-4099

*The Lemoore CDH Office provides support to following cities: Lemoore and Hanford.



Find quality care in your neighborhood using: MILITARYCHILDCARE.COM

Visit where you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need and submit a request for care at any time and from any location. Follow these four simple steps!

  1. Create an Account: Go to to create an account containing information about your family, or to login using an existing username and password.
  2. Search for Care: Search the system for the child care options that best meet your needs.
  3. Request Care: You can select one or more options and submit your requests for care. The program will contact you when space becomes available.
  4. Manage Requests: You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.



ChildCare Aware® of America (formerly known as NACCRRA) is working with the U.S. Military Services to help those who serve in the military find and afford child care that suits their unique needs.

Through the fee assistance program, families are eligible to receive monthly fee assistance to help offset the cost of child care in their communities, when there is no access to an on-base child care provider, or for those military people that live in the outlying communities. Fee assistance programs are provided for children ages birth through 12 years. Fee assistance amounts vary by program. For many programs, your fee assistance will be based on your total family income and provider rate.

Child Care Aware® of America staff is focused on providing excellent customer service to our military families.

If you need assistance, please call toll free at 1-800-424-2246 or email to For general information on program eligibility, visit



"I was state licensed for several years before I joined the CDH family. I am so glad I did! I love the support and camaraderie from other providers and monitors. They give me tips and tools to be a better provider. And I get to play every day!"- Cindy K (8 years)

Become a Child Development Homes Provider with the full support of the Navy’s Child Development Homes (CDH) Program! Earn your income in your own home while providing a valuable service to support military personnel.

Being a Navy CDH Provider means you can work with small groups of children, conveniently in your own home, offering creative and educational activities. Providers receive Navy subsidies, based on the ages of the children, to help offset child care costs to parents. As a certified Navy CDH Provider, you’ll manage your own business while providing a much-needed service.

The Navy is with you every step of the way to getting your business started. Use the Lending Library to help get your business off the ground with materials, furniture and supplies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) offers reimbursements to supplement your food budget. Plus, benefit from the FREE training and on-site support visits to keep you on track for delivering high-quality and educational programs for children in your care.

Another bonus, all of that certification and training travel with you to other military facilities, so you can continue to operate your business if you transfer.

“What I really love about my job is spending time with my daycare children, teaching them and seeing the look in their eyes when they recognized letters and numbers, it is priceless."

-Yolanda S. (15 years)


Earn up to $4,100 per month in your home, caring for children!

The amount earned is higher if you obtain National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation!

Earn an additional $8 per hour for extended care between 6pm-6am

Up to $4,000 each year of USDA reimbursement and training.

Portable career!

"I love working from home because I could watch my own child, earn at the same time and I enjoy watching the other children growing, learning and exploring." -Gecille T. (4 years)



"I love all the CDH regulations, they keep me up to date on requirements under CYP. I also enjoy my home inspections because they can ensure we have the best safety standards for all of the children. I find comfort in having the support." -Mary R. (23 years)

Navy Child & Youth Programs is looking for dedicated and flexible family childcare providers to care for all ages, 6 weeks 12 years, with a higher demand for infants and toddlers. Providers are open for a minimum of 10 hours a day, 5 days a week with the availability to provide drop-in care (when available). The CDH program is designed to ensure your business is successful and that our military children receive the best possible care.

GET YOUR BUSINESS STARTED TODAY by completing the fields below. Once your information is received, you will be contacted by your local CDH Office.

Your Information

*Must have a high school diploma, GED or higher level degree.

“I love that I can work from home and help take care of my own children. Also, I love that I can help other families and let their children know that they are loved and cared for in a safe environment. I love the families I work with and love seeing the children grow up.”

 - Jennifer A. (20 years)




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