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Child Development Center

There are two Child Development Centers located at Naval Support Activity Bethesda that provide full-time and hourly care (space available basis) for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Staff members provide personal attention, gentle guidance and developmentally appropriate activities for children. The centers use “The Creative Curriculum” to guide staff in assessing and meeting each child’s intellectual, physical, social, creative and emotional needs. Children eligible for care at the NSA Bethesda Child and Youth Program are children of active duty military assigned to NSA Bethesda as well as other Washington, D.C. metro area military installations and Department of Defense civilians and Department of Defense contractors employed by NSA Bethesda and its tenant commands.

All facilities are licensed by the Department of Defense and participate in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks). Child Development Center II is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Fees are based on total family income, which is verified by recent Leave and Earnings Statements. Fees will not be pro-rated. Weeks that include a federal holiday will be at the same rate. A $100 registration fee is payable in advance and credited towards the first weekly payment. For application or waiting list information, please call (301) 295-0014.

Location: 8700 Constitution Dr, Bldg. 26
(301) 295-0014
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed

Location: 8715 Constitution Dr., Bldg. 87
(301) 400-1200
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed

Austin’s Play Room
Austin’s Room provides hourly child care and is dedicated to children of Wounded Warriors. Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Austin’s Room is sponsored by the Mario Lemieux Foundation and is managed by NSA Bethesda Child & Youth Programs.
Location: Tranquility Hall, Bldg. 62 East Tower, Room B307E
(301) 400-0118
Hours of Operation: Weekdays: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed


Bldg 26 on Stokes Road, behind Bowling Center.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0600 - 1800
Closed federal holidays.

(301) 295-0167/0014