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Child Development Center

Child Development Center (CDC)
Building 8938 Red Cloud Road
Phone: 334-255-2262

Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For Holiday Hours & Special Closures, please refer to our homepage.

Our Mission: The Fort Rucker Child Development Center (CDC) is committed to offering a consistent, safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks – kindergarten.  The center offers a nurturing staff, balanced, nutritional meals, and age-appropriate activities and curriculum.  All staff members are CPR, First Aid, emergency medication, and special needs trained.

General Information

  • Certified by the Department of Defense.
  • Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Balanced, nutritionally approved meals and snacks.
  • Age-appropriate developmental activities.
  • Parent-involvement activities.
  • Parent-teacher conferences conducted twice yearly.
  • Creative Curriculum Assessments


Full-Day Care

  • Care for children 6 weeks – kindergarten age.
  • 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Part-Day Toddler

  • Children 2-3 years old are eligible.
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8 – 11 a.m.
  • Program operates during the school year.


Part-Day Preschool

  • Children ages 3-5 years old are eligible.
  • Monday – Friday mornings, 8 – 11 a.m.
  • Program operates during the school year.


Pre-K Program

  • Provides half-day care for children attending the pre-kindergarten program at the Fort Rucker Primary School.
  • Fort Rucker school buses pick-up/drop-off at the center.
  • Full-day care is provided when schools are closed.



  • Before and/or after school care provided for kindergarten children.
  • Fort Rucker and Daleville school buses provide transportation to and from school directly to the center.
  • Fort Rucker Child & Youth Services provides after school transportation from all Enterprise Elementary and Early Education Centers and some Ozark City Schools, on a space available basis. Please contact the School Liaison officer at 334-255-9812 for sign up.
  • Full-day care is provided when schools are closed.


Hourly Care

  • Hourly Care is offered Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • Children 6 weeks – kindergarten age are eligible.
  • Cost is $4 per hour, with a two hour minimum charge.
  • Reservations can be made 14 days in advance by calling 334-255-2262, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Reservations can be made 24 hours a day by visiting WEBTRAC.
  • Reservations are on a space available basis.
  • Please cancel any reservations that cannot be kept at least 24 hours in advance.


Special Openings

  • Group Special Openings are available.
  • A minimum of 15 children is required.
  • Please contact the center at least two weeks in advance of the needed date.
  • Payments are required in a lump sum at least one week prior to the event.