Career opportunities available at Child Development Center

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 66th Force Support Squadron officials are accepting resumes to fill a wide range of full- and part-time positions caring for children at the Child Development Center here.

The Child Development Center offers child care for military and civilian personnel striving to balance family life with their Department of Defense mission.

“Working at the Child Development Center is an opportunity to begin an impactful and meaningful career in federal service while also creating cherished bonds with military-connected children,” said Maj. Erica Peat, 66 FSS commander.

Positions are available at all levels.

To meet the demands of a national shortage in daycare providers, Air Force officials began last October providing direct-care employees a 100 percent childcare fee waiver for their first child enrolled in installation Child Development Programs.

According to FSS officials, CDC employees will also receive competitive pay, a hiring bonus, health and life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, paid federal holidays, retirement and 401(k) benefits, tuition assistance, a transportation subsidy, training, mentoring and professional development, as well as career advancement opportunities within the federal workforce. 

Personnel will also have access to a free gym membership, an auto skills facility, recreation center, golf course and more.

The application process can be initiated at the 66 FSS Human Resources page and then clicking the “Apply Here” button for specific positions on the right side of the page.

“This platform ensures a transparent and accessible pathway for interested candidates to embark on a fulfilling career in child care,” said Vouionette Burns-Harris, 66 FSS chief of Civilian Personnel.

According to hiring officials, whether starting your career in child care or if you already have experience, child and youth development centers have opportunities for everyone.

“As we strive to fill these critical positions, we uphold our commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive environment where providers support those who serve,” said Peat. “The diversity of the military community here is reflected in the center's workforce, fostering an atmosphere where all employees are valued and celebrated.”

The Defense Department is the nation’s largest employer-sponsored child care system and also has one of the largest youth development programs in the country.  

Earlier this year, the Hanscom AFB CDC earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Child Development Centers were created following the Military Child Care Act of 1989.

For further information about working at Hanscom Air Force Base, contact Nicole Craver, 66 FSS Human Resources Specialist, at