Child Care in Japan
The Navy’s Child Care centers have won awards for their merit. They are well run and provide excellent care. However due to their high standards, they can sometimes be inconvenient and frustrating for parents not accustomed to the numerous rules and regulations designed to protect the children.
Hourly CDC: This is child care for children not yet in 1st grade and needing less than 25 hours a week (exceptions are made for AOB/ICR class). This is located at the Community development center. Hours of operation 0700-1700 and they charge $3.00 per hour per child. They take reservations up to 2 weeks in advance. They offer preschool and kindergarten drop off and pick up. You must attend an orientation before using the center and you will need to provide your child’s immunization records. (Phone: 241-4101)
Main CDC: This center is only for children under school age needing full time care (over 25 hours a week). Dual active duty have priority. They have a waiting list for all others. Their rates depend on total pay. They will require an LES when registering; also immunization records are needed. Open the second Saturday of the month to all children from 1700-2400. (Phone: 243-3219)
Family Child care: These are certified home child care providers on the Yokosuka and Ikego housing areas. They are certified and trained by the Family Child Care office (in the Taco Bell building upstairs). At this office you can register to use these providers and they can give you the listing of providers with profiles. These care givers can provide a variety of services for all ages of children. Immunization records are needed. (Phone: 243-3222)
Ikego and Negishi CDCs: These centers provide both part time and full time care. They both require orientation and immunization records. (Ikego Phone: 246-8060; Negishi Phone: 242-4316) Page 14