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Childcare and School Information


Community Childcare & Family Services (Off-Base)

The Partnership for Children is a large child and family serving organization in the local counties. They believe investing wisely in children and families prepares the next generation for a lifetime of responsible citizenship. 

Their services include, but not limited to: 

Early Care and Education Programs

  • Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)
  • Early Head Start
  • Onslow County Preschool Programs
  • LEAD: 21st Century Community Learning Center
  • Early Literacy and Learning

Family Support Services

  • Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
  • Child Advocacy Center

Family Resources

  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Child Care Search

Onslow County Partnership for Children

Pender County Partnership for Children

New Hanover County Partnership for Children 3534 S College Rd

Children, Youth, and Teen Programs (On Base)

The Camp Lejeune Children, Youth and Teen Programs (CYT) offer affordable options to meet the needs of military families. After registering, you have access to the following programs:

  • Full-Time childcare for 6 weeks to 12 years of age
  • Hourly Care
  • Family Child Care
  • Saturday Night Care
  • Before/Afterschool Care
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America Programs at Youth Pavilions.

Registration must be completed prior to using any of their services. Registration takes place at the Resource and Referral office of Children, Youth and Teen Program Branch at the following locations:

Tarawa Terrace II 

Child Development Center

Bldg. TT 113 Camp Lejeune, NC  910.450.0553 / 910.450.0554

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

MCAS New River (By appointment only)

Bldg. AS-1000 New River Air Station 910.449.5633

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • Child’s shot record
  • LES/Pay Stub
  • Health Assessment (Physical Exam Form)
  • Single/Dual Active Duty military MUST have a Family Care Plan.

There is no registration fee for enrollment at Camp Lejeune CYT. You can register for the waiting list if you are pregnant. This will greatly reduce the wait time for part-time and full-time daycare if it is needed. 

Enroll and select your location at  

Courthouse bay and New River CDC’s are the closest in proximity to the MARSOC Compound  


School Information

We would like to offer our services to support the upcoming school transition for your military children.  We are standing by to provide individualized support specific to the needs of your children and family.  Please feel free to begin communication early in order to provide the optimal time for critical school choice options.  - Your School Liaison Team

Frequently Asked Questions - School Transitions to Camp Lejeune-New River

What are our options for K-12 education in your areas?

  • Dept of Defense Schools aboard the base (seven schools) –-must live on base or be on the waitlist to attend. High quality schools.  Scores are not reflected on the reverse because they do not participate in state testing.  All schools are above the national average.
  • Public Schools- Onslow and Pender Counties will be in closest proximity to MARSOC
  • Magnet Schools- Part of the public school system, Onslow County has two year-round elementary and one middle school in the magnet program.  Students may attend by lottery or by living in the protector corridor.  The deadline for application will be Feb. 2021.
  • Homeschool- NC is a homeschool friendly state with few regulations.  Public schools do not provide support for homeschool students, but DoDEA schools do as long as you meet their eligibility criteria (living on base).
  • Private School- There are several private schools in the area including religious and Montessori schools.  Two are nationally accredited.  The state of NC offers and Opportunity Scholarship to assist with private school tuition.  The application period opens January 31, 2021.  It is an income-based scholarship for up to $4200 a year.
  • Charter School – There is only one charter school in the area.  It currently has an F rating on the statewide report cards.  They specialize in students who are not successful in traditional school settings.
  • Additional High School options - Virtual HS, Early College, and Regional Skills Center are all options.   Contact the school liaison for details.  Deadlines are as early as Dec. 2020 to apply for the fall of 2021.

Are there any special programs?

Most Onslow County Elementary Schools are themed schools, so if your child has an interest in leadership, STEM, or the Arts, we can assist you in locating those schools.  For Onslow and Base High School students there is a Regional Skills Center that offers courses in automotive, construction, culinary, medical, cyber-security, and video game design.  There are five dual language Spanish immersion schools in the county.  Students would need to start in Kinder or possibly 1st grade or transfer from another dual language program.  The Base high school and one in Onslow County offer JROTC.  The Base USMC-JROTC is award winning and features an indoor shooting range.

What about PreK?

  • NC does not offer universal PreK.  They do have NCPreK that is normally income based; however, all military families regardless of income qualify to apply.  There are limited spaces, so families might be on a waiting list.  Applications are available in late spring for the fall classes.  Students with developmental delays may be served in the Onslow County Schools under Head Start or some other state or federal program.  The Base schools are open to base residents and offer PreK to all four year olds and some younger students with developmental delays.

Points of Contact:

  • Julie Fulton,, 910-449-9915
  • Donna Grady,, 910-449-9749


Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)

EDIS is an early intervention program that provides information and support to families who have questions or concerns about their child’s development. The goal of EDIS is to work in partnership with families to encourage their infant’s or toddler’s continued success in learning. 

EDIS provides developmental evaluation and early intervention services to children who:

  • are from birth to 36 months of age
  • have suspected developmental delays or medical conditions that may impact development
  • would be eligible to attend Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools if they were older
  • reside in base housing in Midway Park, Tarawa Terrace, Camp Lejeune, or Marine Corps Air Station New River
  • or have documentation from base Housing office stating they will be moving on base within 90 days.

Cost: EDIS services are provided at no cost to eligible children.

Referrals: Referrals can be made by anyone…concerned parents or legal custodians, medical providers, other agencies on behalf of parents. 


  • Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune:
  • Camp Lejeune Dependents Center:

855 Stone Street Camp Lejeune

Phone: 910-451-2461

  • Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA):

2842 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC

  • Onslow County Schools Department of Exceptional Children:
  • Preschool Coordinator (for ages 3-5)


Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMP helps active duty service members with managing the special needs of a family member. Enrollment in the program is mandatory for active duty personnel with family members with special needs (MCO P1754.4B).

An exceptional family member (EFM) must be enrolled in DEERS and MCTFS and have a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional need that requires specialized medical or educational services.

Camp Lejeune EFMP

LCH 4014 D&E

Midway Park



Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed

New River EFMP

Bldg. AS-207 Curtis Road

MCAS New River



Monday – Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed