organizations that provide childcare services for children 4-weeks to 12 years old on
property controlled by the U.S. Army worldwide.
(3) AR 608-10 presents standards for the protection of children under
12 years of age at CDS facilities. The facilities discussed DO NOT include
elementary schools, high schools or medical clinics.
c. AR 608-10 states the following definitions of CDS Facilities.
(1) Definitions. The CDS center-based system is composed of programs
offering child development services.
(a) Full-day program. The full-day program includes center-based
services that meet the needs of working parents requiring childcare services 5 to 11
hours per day on a regularly scheduled basis. It will include program provisions for
infants, toddlers, and preschool age children where demand exists.
(b) Hourly care program. The hourly care program includes center-
based developmental services for children that meet the needs of parents requiring
short-term child-care on an intermittent basis. It will include program provisions for
infant, toddler, preschool age, and school age children where demand exists.
(c) Part-day program. These programs include center-based
developmental services that meet the need of parents requiring childcare services
on a regularly scheduled part-day or seasonal basis. Included are services such as
part-day self-contained programs for children age 3-5 years, before and after school,
summer programs for children ages 5-12 years, and specialized programs to meet
unique local demands.
(a) Total enrollment of children in full-day programs may exceed up
to 10 per cent of program capacity.
(b) Preschool programs may be provided as a separate service or
incorporated into the preschool age category in the full-day program.
(c) A CDS facility is a building or part of a building used to provide
supervised childcare on a daily or periodic basis when children are not in the
custody of parents.
d. AR 608-10 states the following standards for emergency requirements in