Child Development Center


Navigating Navy Childcare Excellence

Rest assured that your child is in caring hands at the MWR Kings Bay Child Development Center (CDC). The CDC is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program, offering full-time and hourly/drop-in care for children ages six weeks to five years.  Additionally, the CDC offers three Georgia Bright from the Start Pre-K programs. The Georgia PreK program offers 6 and half hours of free instructional care for children that are age four by September 1, and are a Georgia resident. 

The CDC develops and implements programs to meet each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs, instilling in them a feeling of competence and positive self-concept. Kids will love playing on the age-appropriate playgrounds, especially the natural and accessible play spaces. Inside, classrooms ensure a safe and fun environment, supported by a caring, professional staff. The CDC values and supports staff development through monthly training and required CPR and First Aid certification so they are well equipped to support the individual needs of children. 

Open to active-duty, civilian, Reservist on active duty or inactive duty for training, and contractors associated with the base.  There are also special programs to assist Wounded Warriors, Fallen Warriors' family members, and Individual Augmentees. 


Lesson Plans based on the developmental needs of each child through observations. 
On-site kitchen prepares meals according to USDA guidelines
66 spaces in the Georgia Bright from the Start Pre-K Program
Sliding fee-scale based on Total Family Income
Drop-in/Hourly Care (Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance)
     If this is your first time using our services, please call us: 912.573.3888 (CDC) or 912.573.2380 (Youth Center)
     If you are already in the CYP system, you may make or cancel reservations the following ways: 
          • via CYP ONLINE SERVICES: 
          • visit Kings Bay CYP IN-PERSON



Age-Appropriate Playgrounds including Preschool Natural Playground
Shaded Outdoor Play Areas
Total Capacity of 244 Children
Free WiFi


Helpful Links:
For current enrollees, access SUBASE Kings Bay CYP Online Services here: 
To register for a military child care waiting list click here:
Can't find care within CYP? Click here for help (must be registered on and on a waitlist to qualify):