Portsmouth - Child Development Center & Child Wait Center

The NSA HR Portsmouth Child Wait Center/ Child Development Center is a dual functioning childcare facility. We serve as a full time Child Development Center for our Active Duty/DOD/ Government Contractor parents, as well as a drop in childcare center for patients with appointments at the Naval Medical Center.  The Child Development Center (CDC) services children ages six-weeks to 2 years (infants, pre-toddlers, and toddlers). We are a small center, with one infant classroom, one pre-toddler classroom, and one toddler classroom.  Each classroom is designed for the growth and development of our children. Our caregivers work diligently to ensure that quality care and nurturance is given to each child.

The Child Wait Center (CWC) offers free child care services for patients attending medical appointments and classes at NMC Portsmouth. Examples include but are not limited to: Nutrition, GYN/OB, Oncology, Glucose testing, and Fleet and Family Services.  This service is offered to patients with children ages six weeks to five years old. Validation of appointments is required. Registration is required and reservations can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance.