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New Beginnings Child Development Center

We offer Full-Day, Part-Day Preschool, Army Strong Beginnings, Pre-Kindergarten, and Hourly Care for the children of Fort Huachuca Soldiers and Civilians. 

The Center’s mission is to reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and work requirements by providing enriching experiences, a safe environment, loving care and education for young children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten.

Hourly Child Care at Fort Huacauca

Days/Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday; 0800 to 1630

Ages Served: Infant    (6 weeks – 12 months)

Pre-Toddler               (13 – 24 months)

Toddler                      (25 – 36 months)

Preschool                   (3-5 years)

Reservations can be made in advance.  Minimum number of hours is 2 per day; maximum number of hours is 14 per week.

 Description: The Hourly Care Program is designed as a short-term child care option for parents with short-term or irregular needs (e.g., volunteering, in-processing, respite care, and doctor’s appointments).  Parents can use Hourly Care as soon as their children are registered with CYS Services.  The CDC will accept reservations up to one month in advance. However, some drop- in spaces may be available.

Child Development Centers at Fort Huachuca

Child Development Centers (CDCs)

CDCs are on-Post facilities that offer Full-Day, Part-Day, and Hourly Care Programs for children from 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten.  Fort Huachuca has two CDCs.  The first, New Beginnings CDC, offers Full-Day Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Army Strong Beginnings Pre-Kindergarten Programs.  The second, Expanding Horizons CDC, provides Part-Day Preschool, Part-Day Army Strong Beginnings Pre-Kindergarten, and Hourly Care Programs.  Expanding Horizons CDC is also home to the SKIESUnlimited Program that provides Instructional Classes for children and youth.

Both CDCs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

In addition to regular programming, numerous parent involvement opportunities and special events are provided by both CDCs.  For those parents wishing to have a night out, a Parents’ Night Out event is offered the first Saturday of each month from 1800 to 2200 at New Beginnings CDC.


MCC.COM is a Department of Defense website used by parents to place children on the CYS Waiting List for the CDCs, FCC, and SAC.  Parents will be prompted to create an account with a Username and Password.  For any questions about MCC.COM, please call the Website’s Help Desk at 855-696-2934.

-For information about registering your child(ren) for any CYS Program, please contact the Parent Central Services staff at (520) 533-0738.