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Child Development Center

Navigating Navy Childcare Excellence

The Child Development Center (CDC) is designed to meet the individual developmental needs of military children by offering quality child care. The CDC provides low adult-to-child ratios that support quality experiences for young children; onsite.  The CDC supports parent involvement and works with a team of professionals to ensure the inclusion of all children. All Navy operated programs use The Creative Curriculum, a standard curriculum model designed to support individualized planning for children while guiding their learning as meaningful and purposeful experiences. This research-based curriculum approach fosters early brain development and school success thus providing continuity for military families adapting to frequent moves between installations. The CDC offers full day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Staff work in partnership with parents to meet each individual child's needs in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. Hourly care is available.

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This is our website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military child care.
This is the website is for parents who cannot find care within our CYP.  They must be registered on and on a waitlist to qualify.

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School Liaison

About | School District Information Links | Home Schooling | Helpful Links | School Registration | Installation Programs


The School Liaison (SL) serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local school districts. As the “point person” for educational issues, the SL is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues.

Whether you are part of the Navy or some other branch of service, active duty or reservist, living on base or in the community, the SL is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the local public schools. In addition to providing information about local public schools, the SL also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, private or parochial schools, independent study, or online programs.

The local school district has worked diligently to assist military families as they transfer to this area. Most of your questions can be answered by local school administrators and/or office staff. The links to the local schools have been provided to assist you in making important decisions about your child's education. However, should you find that the information does not address an issue that is specific to your family, please do not hesitate to contact your SL for assistance.

School District Information Links

Texas Education Agency (Data on Texas Schools)

Home Schooling

Another choice away from the traditional public school is homeschooling. In the Coastal Bend, more than 3,000 families are homeschooling, according to the Family Educators Alliance of South Texas. Each ISD has alternative education programs available.

Partners in Education (P.I.E.)/ STEM Information

Partners in Education (P.I.E.)/ STEM Infromation

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, volunteer or tutor in any of the area school districts, please contact the NAS Kingsville School Liaison.

Helpful Links

Tutoring and Resources:

Regional School Liaison Quarterly Newsletter:

School Registration

  • Birth certificate
  • Report card
  • STAR or achievement test scores
  • Current immunization records
  • Student’s social security card
  • Proof of residency

Parent or guardian must be present at registration and need to bring their driver’s license or another form of ID.

Social Security Numbers

The Texas Education Agency requests that each student have a social security number which will become his/her school identification number. Please have your student’s social security card available at registration.

Proof of Residency

  • Texas law states that only minors whose parents/guardians reside within the boundaries of the school district are entitled to attend school in that district unless approved for a transfer. Proof of residency must be provided each year at registration. Usually accepted proof of residency may be one or more of the following:
  • Current utility bill indicating the service address and the parent/guardian’s name
  • Current notarized and signed rental/lease agreement
  • Current tax receipt indicating home ownership and current residency in the district
  • Letter from a governmental agency with your current address
  • Current contract on a house (provided that loan has been approved and signed by both buyer and seller)
  • Current valid driver’s license (must not be expired) or Texas identification card

Pre-K Texas Enrollment requirements

  • Must be four (4) years old on or before September 1 of the current school year. (or three (3) years old if a PreK3 program is available.)

Must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch Program and/or
  • Does not speak or comprehend the English language and/or
  • Homeless as defined by 42 U.S.C.S. Section 11302 and/or
  • Has been in the conservatorship of CPS as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code and/or
  • Military dependent of active duty or who was injured or killed while serving on active duty in the armed forces

Kindergarten Texas Enrollment requirements

  • Must be five (5) years of age by September 1 of the school year.

Graduation Requirements

House Bill (HB) 3, passed by the 81st Texas legislature, includes changes to graduation requirements effective Sept. 1, 2009.

  • English 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Science 4 Credits
  • Social Studies 3 1/2 Credits
  • Economics 1/2 Credit
  • Foreign Language 2 Credits (3 credits are needed for Distinguished Achievement Program Diploma and must occur in three levels of the same language)
  • Physical Education 1 Credit
  • 1/2 Credit from either of the following
    • Communication Applications
    • Professional Communications (CTE)
  •  Fine Arts 1 Credit
  • Elective Courses 4 credits (3 1/2 credits for Distinguished Achievement Program Diploma)
  • Technology Applications 1 credit


Child and Youth Programs

School Age Care (SAC):  (Kindergarten – 12 years)
After School Care: 1415 - 1800
Camp Hours: 0600 - 1800

Child Development Center: (6 weeks – 5 years)
Hours: 0600 - 1800

Fleet and Family Support Center

746 Rosendahl St.
Naval Air Station Kingsville Texas
Contact Info: 361-516-6333
FAX: 361-516-6927

EFMP - (Exceptional Family Member Program)

730 Forrestal Street
Building 3775
Kingsville, TX 78363



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