CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
18000 ROBERT NICOLETTI WAY
BEALE AFB, CA 95903
COM: (530) 634-4717
MON - FRI
6:15AM - 6:00PM
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A Glimpse Into Life at the CDC
The Child Development Center offers both full-time and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
•The CDC staff at Beale are committed to providing a high quality environment where children and families can thrive. The CDC has been accredited since 1995 by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC). Check out the NAEYC website at www.naeyc.org for more information on what quality early childhood education means.
•Designed to accommodate 304 children, the CDC provides quality care for the children of Beale.
•For more information on becoming a child-care provider, call the family child care office at 634-5637. Future plans and construction updates will be posted on Beale's website at www.beale.af.mil.
Good Nutrition Begins Early
Childhood overweight and obesity has become a big health concern for many families, teachers and health professionals across the country. One of the biggest contributors to this growing epidemic is that children are consuming foods that are high in sugars and fats and foods that offer very little nutritional value needed to support a child’s growing body. Since a child’s eating habits are formed early in life, it is extremely important that parents (as well as those who work with young children), ensure that healthy foods are provided for children throughout the day. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the following steps can help improve your child’s health:
• Eat 5 fruits and vegetables per day
• Limit consumption of sugar sweetened beverages
• Eat breakfast daily
• Switch to low-fat dairy products
• Regularly eat family meals together
• Limit fast food, take out, and eating out.
• Prepare foods at home as a family
• Eat a diet rich in calcium
• Eat a high fiber diet
• Breastfeed exclusively until 6 months and maintain breastfeeding after introduction of solid food until 12 months of age
At the Beale Air Force Base Child Development Center, we offer children wonderful opportunities to learn good eating habits while providing them with well balanced, nutritional meals in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsored by USDA is available without charge to all eligible participants receiving care in a sponsored licensed CDC, FCC home and Youth Center. “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the CDC, Youth Center and FCC are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” If you would like more information, contact Bertha Unpingco at 634-4717.