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Child Development Center

Child Development Center (CDC) is operated under guidance from Commander Naval Installations Command (CNIC) and provides Child Care for the staff of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD. Naval Support Activity Bethesda provides the operational command and control. Located in Bldg. 26 on Stokes Road, CDC is a full-time childcare facility for all active duty military personnel with priority to those assigned to Walter Reed Bethesda, its tenant commands on campus and the National Capital Area. Department of Defense civilians at Walter Reed Bethesda and its tenant commands on campus are also eligible to use the facility on a space-available basis. Care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, Monday thru Friday from 0600 – 1800, and is closed on federal holidays. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Navy Child Development Programs. Fees are based on total family income and will not be pro-rated, including weeks with a federal holiday. For application and waiting list information, call (301) 295-0167, or (301) 295-0014.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. In accordance with the Child and Adult Food Programs.

Fees -
  • Based on total family income.
  • Income is verified from recent Leave and Earnings Statement.
  • Fees will not be pro-rated. Weeks that include a federal holiday will be at the same rate.
  • Registration fee - $35 paid in advance and credited towards first weekly payment.

Austin’s Play Room
Hourly Child Care Center located in the East Tower of Tranquility Hall (Bldg. 62) primarily for families of Wounded Warriors. Care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, on a drop in basis Monday through Friday from 0600 – 1800 Austin’s Room is sponsored by the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the facility at NSA Bethesda is managed by MWR.


Bldg 26 on Stokes Road, behind Bowling Center.

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

(301) 295-0167/0014