Base Operator: 720-847-5613

Child Development Center

Crested Butte & A-Basin

Air Force Family

Our practices are based on current knowledge of early childhood development and education. We support the development of the whole child. * Our programs acknowledge children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child's unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group.


Our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures, and values of families. We advocate for children, families, and the early childhood profession. Full-time care is provided for children six weeks old to five years old Monday-Friday 0615-1745. Part Day Enrichment Program is for children three to five years old. This program follows the Vista Peak Public School schedule and operates September-May 2016/2017 at the A-Basin CDC only. PDE sessions 0830-1130 and 1300-1600 during the school year. The Child Care Registration, Resource and Referral office is the one stop for all of your childcare needs. Families wishing to use any of the Child Development, Family Child Care or School Age Programs should visit the Resource and Referral Office located at the A-Basin CDC for information regarding childcare options, availability and to receive and complete the required enrollment papers.

Team Buckley's Young Heroes

In February 1986, Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger designated April as the “Month of the Military Child” to acknowledge the many sacrifices made by children whose parents serve in our country’s military. In an article dated 3 April 2006, Douglas Ide, a public affairs officer with the Army’s Community and Family Support Center, was quoted as saying “Military children endure a great deal of change as a result of a parents “military career.”

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 0615-1745
Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holidays: Closed

Director, Cheryl Mee
Crested Butte Child Development Center
Bldg. 725
DSN: 847-6174
COMM: 720-847-6174

Director, Tiffany Johnson
A-Basin Child Development Center
Bldg. 351
DSN: 847-7213
COMM: 720-847-7213

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