Child Development Center
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) McNamara Headquarters Complex (HQC) Child Development Center (CDC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The center is DoD-certified to maintain the highest quality of care.  Lead Teachers have Child Development Associate Credentials and/or college degrees.
Children with special needs will be considered on an individual basis and will be accepted as long as the Center is assured it can fully meet the child’s needs and the needs of the other children in the group with reasonable accommodation.  In all cases, the child must be able to participate and substantially benefit from the Center’s program without risk to him/herself or to other children.
Availability - The CDC provides childcare and development for up to 220 children six weeks old through Kindergarten age.

Programs Offered - The CDC operates a full-day program for children of military members, civilian employees, DoD contractors, and McNamara HQC Tenant Agency employees.  Part-day and hourly care are contingent upon space availability.  Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided.

Costs - Rates are set by DoD fee guidance.

For more information contact the CDC at (703) 767-0400.

Ft. Belvoir offers two additional Child Development Centers on post.  For additional information and directions, contact:

North Post CDC (703) 806-6540
South Post CDC  (703) 806-4347

Personnel located in Albuquerque, NM may elect to use on base facilities for child care.  The Kirtland AFB Child Development Center offers full-time care for children of military Service members, DoD civilian employees and DoD primary contractors, ages six weeks through kindergarten.  Two convenient locations are available.  For more information contact the Gibson CDC at (505) 846-1103 or Maxwell CDC at (505) 853-5521.

Elder Care

DTRA encourages the use of workplace flexibilities and programs, such as flexible work schedules, compressed work schedules, telework, part-time employment, job share, and leave programs, to assist employees with balancing work and family responsibilities, to include responsibilities associated with the care of aging parents or other family members.  The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) may also be beneficial.  For more information about the FLTCIP, contact Long Term Care Partners at 1-800-582-3337, or visit the website

Work/life Programs