US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

Mission

Castle Kids Child Development Center is considered a viable and essential part of the Corps’ facility. The CDC provides quality and affordable child care services to Federal employees and extends spaces available to the community of New Orleans, LA and surrounding parishes. Military child care programs enhance the quality of life for families, and contribute to the total well-being and healthy development of children and youth. The cornerstones of the U.S. Army Child, Youth, and School Services Program are quality, availability and affordability. These hallmarks directly contribute to Army readiness, retention and morale and have led to the "Model for the Nation" distinction for military childcare. The Corps child care services enhance the recruitment and retention of Federal employees and promotes community partnerships with the local patrons in New Orleans and surrounding parishes.

Priority Listing

PRIORITY LISTING

 

Priority One: 

A.  Children of full-time active duty military, CAC holders, whose spouse is employed on a full-time basis.

B.  Children of full-time DoD, CAC holders, assigned to the Corps, whose spouse if employed on a full-time basis.

Priority Two: 

A. Children of full-time active duty military, CAC holders, whose spouse is not employed on a  full-time basis.

B.  Children of full-time DoD, CAC holders, assigned to the Corps, whose spouse is not employed on a full-time basis.

Priority Three:  Temporary employees and/or DoD Contractors CAC holders, assigned to the Corps

Priority Four:  Other Federal Employees not assigned to the Corps.

Priority Five:   Community Patrons.

 

Those families with children already enrolled in the center will receive preference for space for siblings in the order of the Priority Category List. 

Full time employment is defined as 40 hours per week. 

Full time student is defined as 12 credit hours per semester.

Active Duty Sponsors must submit a copy of Military Orders to be categorized into Priority One or Priority Two.

 

Priorities of child care may change at the discretion of the Corps’ Commander, no more than once per year.

 

The Waiting List has been updated according to the age of your child and the Sponsor's Priority Category.  If you have questions about your status on the Waiting List, please send me an email.

Note:  Your place on the Waiting List can change and often does. 

The reason for this is:

1) a family of higher Priority arrives at our location

2) a family of higher Priority arrives at our location and has an earlier request date than yours on the submitted Waiting List Form 

3) if a baby on the Waiting List is born and has an earlier request date and/or has an higher Priority Category on the submitted Waiting List form

 

The Waiting List pertains only to families that do not have a child care space and are waiting to enroll when a vacancy arises.