Child Development Home Program

Are you looking to make the career choice of the century?

The Child Development Home Program is looking for a “few good homes” to add to the already list of homes offering quality childcare to the military and civilians of NAS Corpus Christi.   The Navy Child Development (CDH) profession offers providers the opportunity to work in their own home and watch their children grow and develop while caring for children of military and civilian families and earning an additional income. CDHs assists parents by providing childcare services to support operation readiness, mission accomplishment, and retention. CDHs are an alternative to center-based care and are often preferred by families because of the small group sizes, the home-like atmosphere and the flexible hours of operation that other centers often cannot accommodate. Anyone who lives in military housing and wishes to provide childcare on a regular basis for more than ten hours a week must be certified by the Navy as a CDH provider. Any Navy spouse or civilian living off base must be state registered before becoming Navy certified. Off base provider applicants may start Navy certification while awaiting state registration.

Check Out The Benefits:

  • Independent work environment
  • Flexibility
  • Income
  • Benefits
  • Transferable
  • Education and training


Navy CDH certification is required to become a Navy CDH provider. The certification is processed through the MWR CDH office and includes health screening, training (CPR, first aid, child abuse prevention, child development, parent/customer relations), home inspections and background checks.

For more information, on becoming a certified Navy Child Development Provider or to set up an appointment, please call the CDH office at 961-1166.

Helpful Links:  This is our website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military child care.   :  This is the website is for parents who cannot find care within our CYP.  They must be registered on and on a waitlist to qualify.