Child Development Centers

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The Child Development Program provides quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old in an environment rich in experiences that enhance the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the children enrolled in our care.

To request care, please visit to search for child care providers in your area.

Hours & Contact Info

YUME CDC (west side)

Phone: 225-8810 DSN

Commercial from US: 011-81-3117-558810

Location: Bldg. 3015


Mon-Fri • 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Exr • 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat/Sun/Hol/Fam Day • Closed


Bldg. 1592
APO, AP 96328-5119

About Give Parents A Break (GPAB) program

The Give Parents A Break (GPAB) program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and is designed to provide relief for active duty Air Force parents who are experiencing stress in their lives.
This could be related to the military member being deployed or TDY, an emergency situation such as illness of a family member, the family recently moving to the base, unique circumstances or hardships or having difficulties just being a parent.

How can I receive services?

A referral certificate is required for participation in the program.
Agencies that can refer families to the GPAB program include:

  • the Squadron Commander or First Sergeant
  • Doctor or other medical professional
  • Family Support personnel
  • Life Skills personnel
  • Chaplain
  • Child Development Center or Youth Center Director

What is the cost?

It’s FREE! AFAS pays the cost of a monthly 4-5 hour session at the Child Development Centers or the Youth Center.

GPAB was cancelled. Why?

In agreement with Airman and Family Services (AF), GBAP will not be held if there are fewer than eight children registered for the session.

Disclaimer: Before using the Give Parents A Break program, parents need to complete AF Form 1181, which is available at the Child Development Center. All children must have current immunizations in order to attend.

About Hourly Child Care program

Our program is pleased to be able to offer affordable hourly care to eligible patrons. Hourly care is designed to provide intermittent child care for families who may have a medical appointment, want to work out at the Fitness Center, or want to have some time to themselves. Both Child Development Centers (CDCs) offer hourly care for ages 6 months up to 5 years not yet enrolled in kindergarten.


Cost for the hourly care is only $5 per hour!


This program is open to ALL PARENTS on base.


Parents may make reservations up to one week in advance.

If the hourly care spaces are unavailable, parents may choose to be placed on a waiting list. The Child Development Center staff will call families on the waiting list in the order received if a space becomes available.


Cancellations are required 48 hours in advance.

The Child Development Center staff can answer any additional questions regarding our hourly care program.

Disclaimer: Current immunization record, completion of AF Form 1181 and signed hourly care agreement are required prior to care being provided. Children with special needs must be vetted through the Inclusion Action team prior to care being provided.

About PCS Child Care program

This program is intended to provide assistance to families in the process of a PCS move. The Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of child care (per child) in certified Family Child Care homes on base or in Air Force affiliated homes off base. Eligible families may receive a certificate either at the base the family is departing from or at the base where the family is arriving (if both bases offer the program).

A list of FCC providers is available from the Family Child Care (FCC) Coordinator or at the A&FRC.

You can pick up your PCS for Child Care certificate at the A&FRC office located in Bldg. 535. For more information, please contact the FCC Coordinator at 225-8810.

Disclaimer: Child care is based on availability of certified or affiliated Family Child Care providers. This program is open to all ranks; however, if there is shortage of child care providers, priority is given to those in the junior enlisted ranks.


This program is open to all ranks if childcare spaces are available. Only active duty Air Force personnel may participate. The family must be on PCS orders and request a certificate within 60 days of their departure from or arrival at Yokota AB. Certificates are valid only at the base at which they are issued and unused hours do not transfer from one base to another.