JBA child and youth program services change
| 11th Wing Public Affairs | March 16, 2017
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --
The Child Development Centers and Youth Programs must consider minimizing services currently being provided on Joint Base Andrews due to staffing shortages. The number one mission of the CDC and School-Age Care program is to provide care for active duty and Department of Defense civilians who are assigned to JBA.
Due to manning challenges, the monthly Parent’s Night Out events are cancelled until further notice and all centers will no longer provide hourly child care services. Effective March 31, 2017, Part Day Enrichment will also end for the 2016-2017 school year.
Should we lose any additional staff, services that may be impacted in the coming months includes:
1. Dis-enroll children, whose parents are not working full time
2. Discontinue Youth Center’s Open Rec on the weekends
3. As a last resort; begin to close classrooms
The CDCs and School Age Program will continue to focus on providing full-time day care for those needing services so they can ensure the JBA no-fail mission succeeds. This is our number one priority and every effort will be made to avoid disrupting full-time day care.
“I want the community to know we are doing everything possible to resolve our staffing shortages and minimize cutting services; thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficulties,” said Col. E. John Teichert, 11th Wing Commander. “I ask if you have children in the programs that you take a moment and thank the teachers, support staff, and management team for the outstanding job they are doing in properly caring for the children of America’s Airmen.”