child care

Child Care Daycares, youth centres, babysitters and more options in the area.

There are many child care options available to you and your family. While there is no one best childcare option, there may be a type that suits you and your child(ren) better. Take some time to think about the needs of your child, your personal preferences, and the options that are convenient to your family. There are so many options to choose from based on your needs, cost, availability, times, etc.  Research is key!
Base Child Development Centers
Tinker’s Child Development Program is conveniently located in three separate facilities on base – CDC West, CDC East, and CDC South.  The centres provide developmental care for children aged 6-weeks to 5 years.  All centres are DOD certified and nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and have certified care providers. There are also school age programs, summer programs, youth centres, parents night out opportunities, and more.

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Fort Sill:
Fort Sill’s Child Care includes Child Development Centers, Family Child Care, and a School Age Centre.
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Community Child Care Services
There are many programs available throughout the greater OKC and surrounding area.  Everything from child care centers, nanny services, babysitting services, and more.  Here are some websites to get you started on your explorations.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Locator
Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association 
Metro Family Magazine OKC Child Care Finder 
Sitter City 
Spontaneity Kid Care (Drop In Day Care) 
There are also a multitude of privately owned/run child care centres that you can find throughout the area. A couple of other options include:
  • Mother’s Day Out programs
  • Local Babysitting List – please reach out to MFS Tinker for this list.
Before and After School Programs
Many schools offer limited availability before and after care in the schools. If this option is not available, there are many other options, many of which offer transportation to the various schools. These are a few to get your search started:
Primrose Schools 
Childcare Network
Helpful Resources
MFS(US) Child Care FAQ