Child Development Center (CDC)

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Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 6pm
Phone: (316) 759-4223
DSN: 743-4223
Fax: (316) 759-3446

The McConnell Child Development Center (CDC) offers preschool programming for children 3-5 years on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 0900-1130. The program is open to active duty military, guard and reserve, DoD civilians and retirees. Tuition is set annually by DoD and is based on monthly household income. The preschool environment is prepared for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, children and materials. The curriculum is designed to meet the individual developmental needs of each child and focuses on fostering self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning. For more information, please contact the CDC at 759-4223 or to enroll go to and register.

McConnell AFB families now have access to a new Department of Defense (DoD) website designed to simplify and improve the child care request for care process. (MCC) provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all Services. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care and manage their requests at any time and from any location. Through, eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program’s waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program. Visit or call 759-4223 for more information.


Part Day Preschool: ENROLL NOW!

Embrace the opportunities provided by early childhood education with the Child Development Center (CDC)’s part-time preschool program!  Open to children ages 3 – 5, the CDC part-time preschool meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 338 (next to the CDC).  Children must be potty trained, and fees are based on your monthly household income.  For more information, contact the CDC at 759-4223.

Full Time Care

Child care at the Child Development Center is available on a full time basis.  CDC hours of operation are Monday – Friday 6:30am-6pm.  There is a waiting list for all ages of full time care.  Please Call 759-4223 for more information.

  • Exercises: The Child Development Center will support ORI’s and exercises with child care.  Upon command notification, the center will extend operating hours or refer parents to the Family Child Care Program for assistance.

Hourly Care Program

Hourly care is by reservation only.  You may call or come by the center in advance or on the same day.  Parents are responsible for making their child’s hourly care reservations.  McConnell volunteers, doctor’s appointments, and OWC/ESC meetings and luncheons have a two-week reservation window.  All other reservations may be made u
p to one week in advance. Space is on first-come, first-serve basis and is held for one half hour after the reserved time begins.  If you fail to arrive in that allotted one half hour, your space may be given to the next child in need of child care. You may change or cancel your reservation up to two hours in advance of your reserved time, however if you neglect to cancel your reservation you will be charged.

Give Parents A Break/Respite Child Care Program

Do you need time to recharge and relax?  Give Parents a Break is for you!  Each month, we’ll watch your children (ages 0-12) at the CDC and give you time to rejuvenate from your daily life.  Give Parents a Break is ONLY open to those with deployed family members or those going through a rough time.  Funded by the Air Force Aid Society, this program provides FREE childcare on the night of the program.  In order to receive the free childcare, you must obtain a voucher from the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) OR from your First Sergeant, and then sign up no later than the Wednesday prior to the event.  To register, call the CDC at (316) 759-4223.


Child Care for PCS Program  

This program provides Air Force families up to 20 hours of FREE child care (for each child) when they are within 60 days of PCS departure or arrival date at this base. This child care will be provided in licensed Family Child Care homes on base, Air Force affiliated homes off base, or the Child Development Center.  Child care services are paid for by the Air Force Aid Society.

Please contact the Airman & Family Readiness at 759-6020, Bldg 732, to determine eligibility and receive a voucher.  Care is reserved through the FCC provider or the CDC on a space available basis and additional documentation is required to secure child care services. 


McConnell Child Development Center (CDC)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 6pm
Phone: (316) 759-4223
DSN: 743-4223
Fax: (316) 759-3446



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