Regional Child Placement Office
The Regional Child Placement Office (RCPO)/Resource and Referral Office
provides one-stop shopping for all of your child care needs. The RCPO office can assist you with viable options to meet your specific family child care needs within the Naval District Washington area.
The RCPO provides information and resources on all child and youth programs ages birth to 18 years. This includes information on available care in Navy child development centers, child development homes, before and after school programs, summer camps and teen/youth programs. In addition the RCPO provides resource and referral information to other military organizations, and local area options
for child/youth programs as requested.
Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Bldg 414 Welcome Center, the RCPO manages the waiting list for all NDW Child & Youth Centers with fast convenient service by phone, fax, email or in person. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition requests for care applications are available on line at https://qol.persnet.navy.mil/CYPWeb/
For more information or a personal consultation please call 202-433-3055.
Child Development Center
The Navy Child Development Center, located in Building 413 on the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, is a National Association for the Education of Young Children; an accredited program that provides quality childcare for children ages six weeks to 5 years of age. The facility is state-of-the-art and can accommodate up to 300 children. To enroll your child in the Navy Child Development Center, call the RCPO office at (202) 433-3059 or 433-3055.
Child Development Home
The Child Development Home (CDH) Program increases the availability of qualified childcare services for families in the National Capital Region. The CDH program provides certified caregivers for childcare in government housing. Providers receive training in CPR, first aid, child development training and more. They serve nutritious meals and provide a safe, stimulating environment for childcare. Home inspections are carried out on a regular basis.
The Child Development Home Program is available in military housing at Bellevue Housing, Washington, D.C.; Indian Head Navy Housing, Indian Head, Maryland; Dahlgren Navy Housing, Dahlgren, Virginia; Annapolis Navy Housing, Annapolis. Maryland; Patuxent River Housing, Patuxent River, Maryland and in certified homes in Maryland and Virginia. For more information on the Child Development Home Program, call the RCPO office at (202) 433-3059 or 433-3055.
Navy Youth Recreation Child Placement Program
The Navy Youth Recreation Child Placement Program provides information on area before and after school programs, summer camps, sports camps, and educational and recreational programs for children between 6 and 18 years of age in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas. Parents are advised as to the available options, and youth and teens are matched according to their age, skill level, interest and location of the programs that have an opening.
The Navy Child and Youth Placement Office is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located in the Housing Center on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, building 414, room 104. For more information on the Navy Youth
Recreation Child Placement Program, please call the RCPO office at (202) 433-3059 or 433-3055.
Summer Camp Programs
The Youth Program offers summer camp programs in the Indian Head Youth Center, Indian Head, Maryland; Patuxent Youth Center, Patuxent River, Maryland; Annapolis Youth Center, Annapolis,
Maryland and Dahlgren Youth Center, Dahlgren, Virginia communities. Children ages 6 to 12 will enjoy arts and crafts, games, movies, bowling, swimming, off base field trips and much more. For more information on the Summer Camp
Programs, please call the RCPO office at (202) 433-3059 or 433-3055.