Child Development Centers

Child Development Centers

The practices of the Air Force Child Development Programs are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. They support the development of the whole child, meaning all areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. The CDC program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interests, experiences, abilities, and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Likewise, our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children. We advocate for children, families and the early childhood professionals within our programs.

Winner of the 2018 HQ AFMC Child & Youth Services Flight Award!

CDC East and CDC West are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and are both certified by the Department of Defense. The Hill Air Force Base Child Development Centers (CDC) received the 2012 Air Force Program of the Year Award, recognizing the extremely high quality of care the centers provides to all Team Hill children. Offering care to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, both facilities are located on Mitchell Lane.

CDC Slot Rentals

CDC East and West are once again offering the option of renting out a family’s space when the family is not attending. This allows more flexibility for the family without having to disenroll during deployments or long vacations. Slot rental will be for a minimum of one week at a time, not to include daily or hourly care. Renters must meet all eligibility requirements. Please call the front desk of either CDC for more information.

Give Parents a Break

We have moved all relevant information about Give Parents a Break to its own page. If you are interested in this program that offers a solution to those needing childcare in a stressful situation, it is a very helpful resource to read about.

Request for Care/Waiting List (MCC) is a DoD website for eligible (AFI 34-144 ref. 11.8) families seeking childcare. This single online gateway provides access to comprehensive military-operated and military-subsidized child care options worldwide. Ultimately, MCC makes it easier for families to find the childcare they need.

For more information regarding MCC, you can visit CDC East/West, Family Child Care, or the Youth Center for a handout.

Drop-In Care

Drop-in/hourly care is provided on a space-available basis at a cost of $5 per hour. Reservations for hourly care may be made up to 2 weeks in advance. All enrollment paperwork is available at the front desk and is required to be completed prior to the child participating in the program. For more information, call either CDC East or West.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets the third Tuesday of every month from 1130-1230 at one of the CDC locations. A free lunch is provided. All CDC parents are encouraged to attend including part-time, full-time, and those that use any of the Extended Child Care programs. Please contact either CDC offices for this month’s location and for more information.


Mon – Fri
0600 – 1730

Sat & Sun

Closed AFMC Family Days and all Federal Holidays.


East: (801) 777-6321
West: (801) 777-6223


East: 5708 Mitchell Lane Bldg. 470

West: 5715 Mitchell Lane Bldg. 464

Please note that both facilities are on the same street – not on east/west side of base.

How are we doing?

Fill out a survey on the CDC here: East or West