Main Child Development Center


Peterson’s Main Child Development Center, Bldg 1350, offers full-day and hourly childcare for children six weeks through 5 years. The center has 21 classrooms and the capacity to provide care for 268 children. The Main CDC is located on the corner of Paine St. and Peterson Blvd., near the Shoppette and Bldg 1.

For information on placement in the Child Development Center, call the CDC Main at (719) 554-9573.

Click here to see the 21FSS HOURS OF OPERATION  –  Effective December 1, 2020, until further notice.

Hours of Operation

The Child Development Program operates Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The program observes all federal holidays and will be closed accordingly. Emergency closings due to base closure or inclement weather will be at the discretion of the Installation Commander. Parents may be called if an emergency arises. Please see Hours of Operation below for inclement weather opening times.

Alert Status Care
In order to meet the demands of our military families, the Child Development Program does provide extended care during alert hours, such as for exercises or recalls when notified by the Installation Commander. The extended hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Children will be permitted to stay beyond the ten-hour daily limit. However, the applicable hourly rate for childcare will apply. We request that parents give notification of intended use as soon as possible to ensure adequate staffing.

Holiday Hours & Inclement Weather Opening Time

Inclement Weather Opening Time:
6:30 a.m. for mission essential personnel.

8:30 a.m. for non-mission essential personnel, or as directed by the installation commander.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
SnoFest Weekend:
Regular hours
President's Day:
Memorial Day:
Independence Day:
Closed July 3, 4, 5. Open July 6.
Labor Day:
Columbus Day:
Veterans Day:
Closed Friday & Saturday, Nov.
10 & 11
Thanksgiving Day:
Closed Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving) and Nov. 28 (Family Day).
Christmas Day:
Closed Dec. 24 & 25.
New Year's Day:
Consolidated care at CDC Main Dec. 31. Closed Jan. 1.

Ages Served

All children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years whose parents or legal guardians are either active duty military, DoD civilian personnel paid with either APF or NAF, reservists on active duty or during inactive duty training, and DoD contractors are eligible to enroll in the Child Development Program.

Contact Information

For information, call the CDC Main at (719) 554-9573.

Tax ID Information

The Child Development Program’s tax identification number is 84-061-7273. The address for the program is 125 E. Stewart Avenue, Peterson AFB, CO 80914. The Child Development Program will provide parents with a print out listing all child care fees paid for the year; however, parents are encouraged to maintain receipts given at the time of payment in their personal records.



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