Quality Child Care Programs
NAVSTA Rota’s full-time Child Development Center is a beautiful, state of the art facility that is a great place for children. Styled after the Andalucían cortijo (a Spanish ranch house), the CDC incorporates the latest features in child development center design to provide safety and security for the children in a pleasant setting. The center is NAEYC accredited. Each room is specifically designed to accommodate the appropriate age group. A large variety of quality equipment, materials, and supplies are provided to support the classroom program. Large playgrounds offer a variety of experiences including a cycle track and village, shaded picnic pavilions, open grass areas and even a huge gothic castle. The CDC also has an Hourly Care, Spanish Immersion and Enrichment Program. The CDC, located in building #1963, is next door to the MWR Administrative Office in Building #1.
The center follows a developmental curriculum, which provides a wide variety of age appropriate activities designed to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of each individual child. The concept behind the curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. The planned activities, the organization of the environment, the selected toys and materials, the daily schedules and the staff interaction with the children are all planned to accomplish the goals of the CDC curriculum.
Quality staff is one of the most important ingredients of an outstanding child development program. The CDC staff is very experienced, very well trained, and is committed to providing quality care for the children enrolled in the CDC program.
Child Development Homes
The Child Development Homes (CDH) Program is based out of the CDC and provides care in a warm, family setting, in government quarters, by Navy Certified providers. The CDH emphasis is on quality care for children, provided by highly trained professionals. Childcare providers and their family members undergo thorough annual background checks, medical examinations and monthly home inspections. Providers attend training in all areas of child development.
CDH care includes:
- Small group care with a home like atmosphere offering full-time and part-time care.
- Developmentally appropriate learning activities as well as home-life experiences.
- Nutritious meals and snacks are served.
- Consistent and individual care provided by the same adult.
- CDH direct subsidy program is available for eligible families.
Responsible community members interested in becoming a CDH provider should contact the CDC for details on eligibility and training.