Eligibility & Priority

Eligible Child and Youth Programs (CYP) patrons include: • Active duty military personnel • DoD civilian personnel paid from both APF and NAF • Reservists on active duty or inactive duty personnel training • DoD contractors employed at DSCC or tenant activities on site (to include those employed at the child development center). The CDC waiting list will be maintained in accordance with the following priorities: • Priority 1: Active duty military members (regardless of duty location) who are single, or whose spouse is employed full time outside the home or is a full time student outside the home. • Priority 2: DoD civilian employees (regardless of duty location) who are single, or whose spouse is employed full time outside the home or is a full time student outside the home. • Priority 3: DoD contractors assigned to DSCC or a tenant organization who are single, or whose spouse is employed full time outside the home or is a full time student outside the home. • Priority 4: Active duty military members (regardless of duty location) whose spouse is employed part time, is a part time student, or is unemployed. • Priority 5: DoD civilian employees (regardless of duty location) whose spouse is employed part time, is a part time student, or is unemployed. • Priority 6: DoD contractors assigned to DSCC or a tenant organization whose spouse is employed part time, is a part time student, or is unemployed. Patrons in priority categories 4-6 will be offered space when no excess demand list exists for categories 1-3, and there is no projected demand for the next 30 days. In addition to the above priorities, there is a sibling priority which permits families already having one child enrolled in the CDC to move to the head of the waiting list for each of the priorities should they have a new child patron. For example, a DoD employee with one child in the center would be placed at the top of the “Priority 2” list should he/she wish to enroll another child in the center. DEFINITIONS: Active Duty: Personnel having orders for active duty for a period of at least 180 days (the time frame for which entitlements for a green identification card are authorized). Excess Demand: Patrons who require child care in order to work or go to school, br for whom no space is available. Full Time: Individuals who are required to be on duty regularly a minimum of 30 hours per week will be considered as “full time” employees. Individuals enrolled in school full-time (a minimum of 12 semester hours or equivalent) outside the home will be considered as employed on a “full time” basis. Proof of enrollment on official letterhead will be required. Parent: A person (biological parent, adoptive parent, legal guardian or person who is able to be claimed as a family member for income tax purposes) who has custody of the child needing care. Projected Demand: Patrons who require child care in the future (for example, individuals who are pregnant, families who are relocating, etc.).