ERIC Number: ED252317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Child Development Services: Army Regulation 608-10 (Effective 15 October 1983).
Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
As of October 15, 1983, Army Regulation 608-10 has prescribed policies, procedures, and standards for establishing and operating Child Development Services (CDS), formerly Child Support Services, at Army installations. The regulation applies to all activities, contractors, individuals, and private organizations providing child care services for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age on property controlled by the United States Army worldwide. Specifically, the regulation (1) provides commanders the option of implementing CDS as a program separate from the Army Community Service Program; (2) institutes a separate CDS Report; (3) changes the format and content of the Program Facilities Report for dual purposes of entry into the United States Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program and verification of Department of Defense and CDS minimum standards; and (4) institutes CDS supplemental/outreach options. The regulation applies to Active Army, Army National Guard, and the Army Reserve. Chapters of the regulation guide focus on program structure, oversight, management, core requirements, component requirements for center-based and quarter-based systems, and supplementary outreach care options. Appended are a list of references, a numerical listing of forms prescribed by the regulation, a glossary of abbreviations and terms, and CDS forms. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.