CDSS is a network of child care delivery systems through which the Coast Guard provides quality child development and care options that reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements.
- Child Care Resource & Referral
- Assists families obtain financial assistance for child care (using the Child Care Subsidy Program)
- Assists legal domestic partners/spouses who live in government housing become licensed (in home) child care providers. Also known as Family Child Care (FCC) homes
(TEMPORARY) CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
Dr. Kelli DeLuca Barnes
After Hours: (206) 595-6435
Federal Day Care Centers (GSA)
ARE YOU A SPOUSE IN CG HOUSING LOOKING FOR WORK?
DON'T LIVE IN CG HOUSING. STILL WANT TO BECOME A LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER?
Non-CG FCC Information.pdf
CHILD CARE CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS
This checklist is designed to assist and guide parents in evaluating child care arrangements for their children. While not all-inclusive, it does provide important items parents should consider before deciding who will care for their children. Parents still have the ultimate responsibility to make appropriate child care arrangements.
- Does the caregiver(s) appear warm and friendly? Are the children, including infants, spoken to in a manner encouraging language development?
- Does the caregiver(s) have child-rearing attitudes and methods similar to your own?
- Is there a planned program of activities appropriate for the age and development of the children? Do the children have the opportunity to make choices?
- Is there a variety of materials appropriate for the age and development of the children?
- Are parents encouraged to visit at any time and participate in the program when possible?
- Does the caregivers have child care training or experience?
- Are there enough caregivers to give adequate attention to all the children?
- If meals are served, are they balanced nutritionally? Are infants held during bottle feeding?
- Are matches, sharp knives, medicines, household cleaners, and other dangerous items stored out of children's reach?
- Do electrical outlets have safety caps?
- Are smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and a fully stocked first aid kit available?
- Are toys and equipment children use safe and in good condition?
- Is the facility clean and sanitary?
- Does the facility have an up-to-date license, if one is required? Is the family child care provider certified?
- Is the outdoor play area fenced and free of hazards and litter?
- Is the caregiver willing to supply references?
- Are emergency evacuation procedures posted and practiced regularly?
- Does the caregiver meet State requirements for general liability insurance? If there is no State requirement, does the caregiver have a minimum of $500,000 general liability coverage?